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Angela Jacavone
Angela Jacavone, DO

Hometown: Johnston, RI
Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate School: Rhode Island College

Why Kent Hospital

I am excited to be a resident at Kent hospital because it provides education in fields I am interested in, specifically women’s health and LGBT health. It also allows me to be close to my family and friends, which is something that is very important to me.

Hobbies and Interests

My interests and hobbies include cooking and baking, rock climbing, hiking, crocheting, board games, and escape rooms.

Bianca Melo
Bianca Melo, DO

Hometown: Peabody, MA
Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate School: University of Massachusetts Lowell

Why Kent Hospital

I chose Kent for multiple reasons. The residency’s affiliation with Thundermist Health Center provides its residents with the amazing opportunity to work at a well-resourced FQHC that serves the entire community. Additionally, I am deeply invested in working with underserved populations, specifically in the field of Maternal and Child Health, and it was very exciting to see the amazing opportunities Kent has to offer its residents to work with these populations.

During my interview experience at Kent, I was also extremely impressed with the program’s faculty, staff, and residents. The faculty were friendly, easily approachable, and seemed invested in creating a productive and supportive environment for their residents. The residents were approachable, friendly, and enthusiastic about their work. As a residency candidate, I was looking for a program where there is a strong feeling of camaraderie among attendings, staff, and residents. I felt that connection between the entire residency program.

Lastly, Kent Hospital’s location is great for me. I have family and friends in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and being at Kent allows me to be close to them.

Hobbies and Interests

My hobbies include hiking and swimming in the summer. I also enjoy playing different cooperative and competitive games, as well as working on puzzles, with my husband, family, and friends. Saboteur and Codenames are my favorite board games. My husband and I also spend our time cooking new and different recipes we find through our various collection of cookbooks.

My clinical interests include Preventative Medicine, Women’s Health, Depression and Anxiety, and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.

Kendra Neff
Kendra Neff, DO

Hometown: Winter Park, FL
Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate School: Bowdoin College, Biology & Environmental Studies

Why Kent Hospital

During my rotation at Kent, I was impressed by the friendly and knowledgeable faculty and by the camaraderie amongst the residents. I was excited by the diversity of the interests of the residents and how their unique paths were supported by Kent’s strong curriculum. I was drawn to Kent’s commitment to Osteopathic philosophy, and the ability to devote time to Osteopathic treatments at Thundermist.

Hobbies and Interests

Between schooling, I spent time working on organic farms and for a veterinarian. I enjoy being outside, and love to garden and grow food. I also enjoy mountain biking, cross-country skiing, and songwriting.

 Christina Roullard
Christina Roullard, DO

Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Medical School: Western University
Undergraduate School: Loyola Marymount University

Why Kent Hospital

I chose Kent because of the friendly and collegial atmosphere fostered by the faculty and because of the program’s dedication to serving the underserved. While interviewing at Kent everyone I encountered demonstrated genuine interest in my career goals and how Kent could help me achieve those. The faculty’s passion for teaching was clear and the current residents were all extremely friendly. Overall I felt that Kent had a welcoming team and would be a great place for me to train as a physician.

As a first generation immigrant from Ecuador, it was also important to me to pick a program that focused on bringing top notch health care to underserved communities. The Thundermist Clinic does just that and I’m confident that Kent will provide the training I need to practice in any type of community in the future.

Hobbies and Interests

Board games, kayaking, traveling, trying new foods and relaxing at home with my husband, infant son and dogs.