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Kent Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency Program

We are an ACGME accredited 32-resident program at a vibrant, academic community hospital, located in Warwick, Rhode Island.

 

Program Details

Kent is affiliated with The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, which offers academic support to our program. In addition Kent Hospital provides training in all core rotations for third year medical students from UNECOM and the Brown University Alpert Medical School Clerkship in Medicine.

The emergency department at Kent Hospital, with more than 70,000 annual visits, sees patients of all ages, and has a high acuity level. Our admission rate is close to 20%, and pediatrics make up 9% of our yearly visits. Our Rapid Assessment model has dramatically reduced waiting time for patients to be seen, resulting in patient satisfaction scores that rank the Kent ED as one of the best performing in the nation in the areas of patient satisfaction and experience of care.

Get In Touch

Address

Kent Hospital
Emergency Medicine Residency Program
455 Toll Gate Road
Warwick, RI 02886

Contact Details

Lynn Pereira
Emergency Medicine Residency Coordinator
(401) 737-7000 x3-5664

Why Choose Our Emergency Medicine Residency Program?

Four Year Program

Our four year program allows for more time to carve out your own niche within emergency medicine.

Work ‘Pre-Tending’ Shifts

We offer the ability to work ‘pre-tending’ shifts in the fourth year to prepare for independent practice

Graduated Responsibility

Experience graduated responsibility in terms of patient care and medical education to younger residents and medical students.

All shifts are a 1:1 ratio
All shifts are a 1:1 ratio with residents and attendings. Get individualized bedside instruction and progressively independent patient care.
No Competition
There is no competition for procedures in the emergency department. Off service rotators only include internal medicine and family medicine.
High Acuity

As a resident, you are placed in the highest acuity areas of the emergency department from your very first shift.

Work-life balance

Our residents enjoy a work-life balance in the beautiful state of Rhode Island.

Off-Service Rotations
We offer exceptional off-service rotations to supplement your education.
ACGME Accredited

We are an ACGME-accredited 32-resident program.

Gell jaws of life - Katy DeBlois

Our Off Service Rotations

  • Toxicology at Boston Children’s Hospital, affiliated with Harvard University

  • Trauma at Baltimore Shock Trauma, affiliated with the University of Maryland

  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, affiliated with Brown University

  • OB/GYN and NICU at Women and Infant’s Hospital

  • Cardiology with attendings from Brigham and Women’s Cardiology Group

60+
Residency Graduates
100%
Success Rate of Residents Matching into Fellowship
60%
Of Graduating Residents Continue on to Be Leaders/Teachers

About Our Residency Program

  • Program Curriculum
  • Didactics
  • Resident Achievements
  • Program Leadership

Program Curriculum

Our curriculum is divided in 13 4-week blocks.

Each year has 3 weeks of vacation built into the schedule.  Additionally, one conference per year is also allowed.

PGY-1
  • 6 blocks of emergency medicine – Kent Hospital
  • 1 block of anesthesiology/ultrasound – Kent Hospital
  • 1 block of cardiology/CCU – Kent Hospital
  • 1 block of EMS – Kent Hospital
  • 1 block of ICU – Kent Hospital
  • 1 block of internal medicine – Kent Hospital
  • 1 block of surgery – Kent Hospital
  • 1 block of trauma – Baltimore Shock Trauma
PGY-2
  • 7 blocks of emergency medicine – Kent Hospital
  • 1 block of NICU – Women and Infant’s Hospital
  • 1 block of ICU – Kent Hospital
  • 1 block of orthopedics – Kent Hospital
  • 1 block of Pediatric emergency medicine – Hasbro Hospital
  • 1 block of toxicology – Boston Children’s Hospital
  • 1 block of Women’s emergency medicine/L&D – Women and Infant’s Hospital
PGY-3
  • 9 blocks of emergency medicine – Kent Hospital*
  • 1 block of elective
  • 1 block of ICU – Kent Hospital
  • 1 block of Pediatric emergency medicine – Hasbro Hospital
  • 1 block of trauma – Baltimore Shock Trauma
PGY-4
  • 10 blocks of emergency medicine – Kent Hospital*
  • 1 block of administration – Kent Hospital
  • 2 blocks of elective

*15% of EM shifts when scheduled in the Kent ED will be at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, providing a longitudinal exposure to pediatric emergency medicine.

Didactics

Protected time from regular resident duties every Thursday from 8am-1pm.

Attendance is mandatory unless on certain offsite rotations or on vacation.

Generally consists of:

  • EM case presentation by a resident
  • Lectures by EM core faculty
  • Rosen’s EM text review/board review questions
  • Quarterly Pedi EM Simulations
  • Various procedure, ultrasound, and simulator labs
  • Guest lectures from outside specialties  

Resident & Program Achievements

Listed below are just a few examples of our current residents’ achievements.

Local and National Leadership:
  • Dr. John Oh, MD
    ACOEP-RSO.  Vice president and editor-in-chief of the Fast Track publication 2019-2020.
  • Dr. Hailey Bossio, MD
    ACOEP-RSO.  Conference Co-Chair 2018-2019.
  • Dr. Timothy Bikman, DO
    ACOEP-RSO. Student president/past student president
  • Dr. Jim O’Neill, DO
    Assistant EMS Medical Director in Warwick, RI
    ACOEP national speaker competition winner
  • Dr. Christian Bustamante, MD
    Assistant EMS Medical Director in Exeter, RI
Projects:
  • Dr. Matthew Lombardi, DO
    Local high school First Aid and CPR training
  • Dr. Landon Wood, DO, and Dr. Timothy Bikman, DO
    Until Help Arrives – ACEP community outreach program teaching compression only CPR and severe hemorrhage control training
Program Leadership

DeBlois_KatyKaty Welzbacher DeBlois, DO, FACEP
Program Director

 

 

 

AshleyLauriaAshley Lauria, DO
Associate Program Director



Forman Kent websiteLaura Forman, MD
Chief of Emergency Department
Resident Project Director



 
Faculty Members

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Core Faculty Member
Academic Enhancement Planning Co-Director

 

 

 

Bossio_HaileyHailey Bossio, MD
Core Faculty Member
Curriculum Director

 

 

Dalton_Jesse Jesse Dalton, DO
Core Faculty Member
Simulation Co-Director

 

 

DulskiAnnie Dulski, DO
Core Faculty Member
Scholarly Activity Director


 

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Core Faculty Member
Critical Care Education Director




 

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Jaclyn Gell, DO, MBA
Core Faculty Member
Medical Student Administration Director

 

 

 

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Daren Girard, MD
Core Faculty Member
Journal Club Director

 

 

MichealLeeMichael Lee, MD
Core Faculty Member
Practice Management and Resident Scheduling Director

 

 

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Core Faculty Member

 

 

 

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Core Faculty Member
Ultrasound Director
Medical Student Ultrasound Elective Director

 

 

Matson_AdamAdam Matson, MD
Core Faculty Member
Procedural Competency Co-Director

 

 

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Kevin Pearson, MD
Core Faculty Member
Procedural Competency Co-Director

 

 

 

Quas Kent websiteMichael Quas, MD
Wellness Director

 

 

 

 

Ondrus Santille Kent websiteRebecca Santille, DO
Core Faculty Member
Academic Enhancement Planning Co-Director

 

 

 

ChristopherChristopher Szlezak, MD
Core Faculty Member
Didactics Director



 

VincentVincent Varamo, DO
Core Faculty Member
EMS Director
Simulation Co-Director




Program Staff

rebecca-gaumitzBecky Gaumitz
Manager of Graduate Medical Education
(401) 737-7000 x3-5640
rgaumitz@kentri.org

 

Pereira_LynnLynn Pereira
Emergency Medicine Program Coordinator
(401) 737-700 x3-5664
lypereira@kentri.org

 

 

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Crystal Nadeau
EM Medical Student Coordinator
(401) 737-7000 x3-5642
CMNadeau@kentri.org

 

 

Chief Residents

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Jacob Ricke, DO
jricke@kentri.org 
Didactics Chief

 

 

 

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Sameer Sethi, MD
ssethi@kentri.org 
Medical Student Experience Chief

 

 

 

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Jonathan Vanadore, DO
jvanadore@kentri.org 
Scheduling Chief

Application Details

  • Audition Rotation
  • Ultrasound Elective
  • Residency Requirements & Deadlines

Application for Audition Rotation:

A four-week curriculum that focuses on exposure to all aspects of our emergency medicine residency experience: patient flow, patient care, dynamics of a community emergency medicine program, weekly didactics, procedural skills, additional weekly education for medical students, and an anonymous end of rotation evaluation to provide feedback on your experience. You will receive an E-Sloe from the program director for this audition rotation.

Medical Student Rotation Application

Contact:

nadeau_crystal_1Crystal Nadeau
Emergency Medicine Student Clerkship Coordinator
cmnadeau@kentri.org
(401) 737-7010 ext. 35642

Application for Emergency Medicine Focused Ultrasound Elective:

Two or Four week curriculum. In line with the Consensus statement, while each student should complete one and only one EM rotation, sub specialty EM experiences such as ultrasound or toxicology can be a great opportunity to learn emergency medicine curriculum and to obtain a non-EM SLOE letter. Please refer to point 3 of the consensus statement for more details.

Join Kent residents and Kent Hospital’s Fellowship-trained ultrasound director, Dr. Neal Madhani, in a rotation where you will learn emergency medicine specific ultrasound skills in Kent’s emergency department.

Roughly half of your shifts will be scanning patients with our ultrasound director and/or a senior resident. Half of your shifts will be emergency department shifts where you will be able to utilize your ultrasound skills in real time. You will also have access to the EMSono curriculum.

Prerequisite: The Student must have completed a prior one-month emergency medicine rotation at Kent Hospital or another institution prior to participating in this Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Elective.

Learn More About The Ultrasound Elective

Medical Student Rotation Application

Contact:

Crystal Nadeau
EM Medical Student Coordinator
(401) 737-7000 x3-5642

The Kent Hospital Residency Programs participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Applications are accepted from graduates of approved medical schools through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS).

Application Requirements and Deadlines:

You may submit your application materials to us any time after ERAS opens. As we receive many applications, we urge you to apply as early as possible in the season. Invitations are sent on a rolling basis.

We require the following items to be included in your application materials:

  • COMLEX or USLME scores (Step 1 and 2, when available)
  • Dean's letter and transcript
  • Personal statement
  • Letters of recommendation

For Applicants

  • The Interview Process
  • Benefits
  • Living in Rhode Island
  • A Message from the Director

Interview Process

Interviews are by invitation only and we will do our best to schedule your interview at a time that is convenient for you. Generally, interview season runs from October to February. If you receive an invitation for an interview, you must schedule a date and time via ERAS.

This year, in line with the Consensus Paper, all residency interviews will be conducted virtually via the Zoom platform.  You will have a chance to meet with the program director and associate program director, as well as the chiefs, other residents, and core faculty.  We will do our best to showcase our residency program to you virtually.  More details will be released as we finalize our plans. 

Benefits

  • Limited Physician Licensure in the State of Rhode Island
  • Health, dental, life, and disability insurance
  • Malpractice insurance – occurrence-based
  • Lab coats  
  • Three weeks of paid vacation per year
  • Five days dedicated for conference attendance
  • Educational stipend for CME, travel, and books
  • Annual dues for professional organization memberships
  • Free parking
  • COMLEX/USLME Step 3 exam reimbursed after passing
  • Food stipend while on duty at Kent Hospital

Financial Arrangements

The following salary and benefits are applicable for the 2022-2023 academic year:

  • PGY1 - $61,500
  • PGY2 - $63,345
  • PGY3 - $65,245
  • PGY4 - $67,203

The following salary and benefits are applicable for the 2023-2024 academic year:

  • PGY1 - $62,730
  • PGY2 - $64,612
  • PGY3 - $66,550
  • PGY4 - $68,547

 

Annual Conference and Educational Funds Reimbursement:

  • PGY1 - $1,000
  • PGY2 - $1,250
  • PGY3 - $1,500
  • PGY4 - $1,500

Living in Rhode Island

The state of Rhode Island is a great place to live and work during medical residency. 

Kent Hospital in the city of Warwick is centrally located near the airport and a short drive to the capital city of Providence. Within the state there exists great cultural and geographic diversity for such a small place. The landscape of Rhode Island can quickly change over a short distance from urban to rural which results in an array of activities in close proximity to each other. 

Rhode Island also offers easy access to both the city of Boston and New York by either car or train. Many residents with families choose to live in one of the towns surrounding the hospital where you can find affordable housing, great schools, historic town centers, parks, bike paths, and beaches. Other residents choose to live in the city of Providence where you can walk to nightlife, museums, shopping, and performing arts centers. Those who live in Providence also can take advantage of the short commute to both Hasbro Children’s Hospital and Women and Infant’s Hospital where outside rotations and clinical shifts are located. 

Whether you enjoy a city lifestyle, suburban life, or a mix of both, Rhode Island makes for an ideal place to spend your years during medical training.

Visit these internet links to learn more about some of the events and attractions in the area: 

Message from the Program Director

Welcome to Kent’s Emergency Medicine Residency Program website! I am so glad that you are interested in our program. We have a robust training program, and I’m happy to highlight some of our strengths here.

The Kent Residency Program has its core rotations at Kent Hospital in Warwick, RI. We also have exceptional off-service rotations to supplement your education.

  • Toxicology at Boston Children’s Hospital, affiliated with Harvard University
  • Trauma at Baltimore Shock Trauma, affiliated with the University of Maryland
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, affiliated with Brown University
  • OB/GYN and NICU at Women and Infant’s Hospital
  • Cardiology with attendings from Brigham and Women’s Cardiology Group

Our core faculty at Kent Hospital is committed to providing you with a rich clinical and didactic experience in order to facilitate your growth into an emergency medicine physician.  

Our four-year program is geared towards creating not only great physicians but great teachers as well. Over 60% of our graduating residents have continued on to be leaders and teachers in academic institutions. We believe that personal maturity and self-confidence are attributes that can best be attained by a 48-month program. Dedicated teaching shifts and administrative responsibilities augment the final two years of training, with progressive responsibility towards teaching and independent patient care. Finally, our 48-month program allows us to expose our residents to concepts of quality improvement and patient safety through a combination of didactic lectures and activities, hospital committee experience, and individual and group projects.  

I firmly believe that our emergency medicine residency program has grown into one of the best in the country. I should know; I was a graduate of this program in 2012! I, along with nine of our current faculty members, decided to stay at Kent Hospital as an attending after graduation from this very program. We are dedicated to making continual improvements to the program to maximize your learning opportunities.

Sincerely,

Katy Welzbacher DeBlois, DO FACEP
Kent Hospital Emergency Medicine Program Director

About our Residents

  • Graduates
  • PGY4
  • PGY3
  • PGY2
  • PGY1

Where do our graduates go?  Across the nation from coast to coast, in both community and academic settings.

Fellowships:

100% success rate in residents matching into fellowship

Brian Berg, DO
Class of 2022
AROW (Austere Remote Operational Wilderness) Fellowship
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Chelsea Laber, DO
Class of 2020
Critical Care Fellowship
Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN

James McKee, DO
Class of 2019
Sports Medicine Fellowship
UMASS Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA

Gianna Petrone, DO
Class of 2018
Medical Simulation Fellowship
Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University, Providence, RI

Daniel Ackil, DO
Class of 2017
Ultrasound Fellowship
University of Colorado, Denver, CO

Khatija Zahiruddin, DO
Class of 2015
Ultrasound Fellowship
UMASS Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA

Christopher Mozdzanowski, DO
Class of 2012
Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship
Kent Hospital, Warwick, RI

Graduates:

Please contact us at kentemrpinfo@gmail.com if you would like to be put in touch with one of our graduates!

Click here to see a full list of graduates >>
 
Our Graduate Map:

NBhutwala

Neil Bhutwala, DO

Hometown: Victorville, CA
Medical School: A.T. Still University, School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona – Brooklyn Campus
Undergraduate School: UC Irvine


Why Kent Hospital

I was drawn to Kent Hospital because the program fulfilled so many criteria I wanted in my residency training. It's a 4-year program, which I believe will help me emerge as a leader in the field. Longitudinal pediatric emergency medicine training to ensure deftness in this intimidating arena of emergency medicine. Early exposure to EMS systems, exposure to a variety of clinical settings through rotations at Baltimore Shock Trauma and Hasbro Children's Hospital. In addition to all this, the state of Rhode Island itself seemed like a great place to live, with accessibility to beaches, the mountains, and a vibrant city and food scene.

Hobbies and Interests

Global Health, Tennis, Baseball, Sleeping, Snowboarding, Reading, Ping Pong, Binging Netflix Shows and Documentaries, Sleeping, Cooking, Eating All Kinds of Foods, Traveling, Darts, Emergency Medicine, Seriously Sleeping, There’s Nothing Better than a Perfectly Ripe Mango!

 
JCapacci

Julia Capacci, DO

Hometown: Watertown, SD
Medical School: Campbell University
Undergraduate School: Grinnell College


Why Kent Hospital

I chose Kent because everyone I worked with during my month in the department made me feel at home. The residents were happy, it's in a great location, and there are some great learning opportunities.

Hobbies and Interests

Bowling, biking, baking, crochet, travel, and spending time with my husband and dog.

 

 

 
Pathickal

Justin Pathickal, DO

Hometown: Teaneck, NJ
Medical School: NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate School: New York Institute of Technology (7 yr BS/DO)


Why Kent Hospital

Kent offers everything I was looking for in a residency program. With a strong core curriculum track including Shock Trauma and a longitudinal pediatric experience, I knew that I would get all the training and exposure I need to be a successful Emergency Medicine Physician. The strong didactic program will help to build my knowledge base that I can put into action during my shifts. The way that the residents and faculty interacted during my interview was another huge draw, and I'm excited to join this great team!

Hobbies and Interests

Technology, building/rebuilding computers, hiking/running outdoors, cars, trying new foods and restaurants, cooking.

 
JRicke

Jacob Ricke, DO

Hometown: West Des Moines, Iowa
Medical School: Des Moines University
Undergraduate School: Iowa State University


Why Kent Hospital

Kent was one of the most enjoyable interview experiences I had. The residents seemed happy and the relationship between all staff and attendings seemed very close knit and almost like family. I think Kent offers a great environment to challenge its residents and foster growth as a physician. I am beyond excited to spend time in beautiful Rhode Island and get a chance to experience the East Coast for at least the next four years.

Hobbies and Interests

Bike riding, hot air ballooning, sampling craft beers, listening to podcasts, playing board games, spending time with family, friends, and my wonderful fiance Wylie.

 
JRuddy

Jonah Ruddy, DO

Hometown: Newburyport, MA
Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate School: Bates College


Why Kent Hospital

As a fourth year student, I completed my first audition rotation at Kent Hospital. The experience was eye-opening and shaped my expectations for the months to come. In particular, I had positive interactions with residents and attending physicians who welcomed me as a student. In addition to expanding my medical knowledge, I also felt like a valued member of the team. I received constructive feedback at the end of each shift which motivated my own independent learning. Ultimately, the culture of the residency program at Kent is what made me want to return to RI for my formal emergency medicine training.

Hobbies and Interests

In the realm of emergency medicine I am interested in ultrasound, critical care, and process improvement. Outside of medicine, I like to cook healthful food and live an active lifestyle. There are few things I enjoy more than an early morning surf session, a New England powder day, or a long run.

 
SSethi

Sameer Sethi, MD

Hometown: Toronto, Canada
Medical School: St. George’s University
Undergraduate School: McGill University


Why Kent Hospital

From my very first day at Kent, I immediately felt like a part of the team. I was impressed with the one on one time residents had with the attendings and noticed that the residents were all extremely competent. I saw some of my most interesting cases of medical school while rotating at Kent. Between the excellent didactics, teaching by attendings on shift and family environment amongst the faculty and residents, I can think of no better place to train to become a capable Emergency Medicine physician! Aside from the great training at Kent, living on the East Coast was a huge draw for me because of my love of the ocean.

Hobbies and Interests

I love traveling to new places, scuba diving, hiking and exploring local breweries. I also enjoy running and watching Toronto sports (go Leafs and Raptors!) With Rhode Island being right on the ocean I plan on spending even more time in the water, hopefully learning to sail!

 
JVanadore

Jonathan Vanadore, DO

Hometown: Easley, SC
Medical School: Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate School: Clemson University


Why Kent Hospital

I did not have the opportunity to rotate with Kent, but immediately knew after the interview and dinner that it was the best place for me to train and live. There are many reasons why Kent Hospital is great, but the people and culture certainly stand out. I felt immediately welcomed by the residents, faculty, and staff. This is not just a group of residents but really more like a family. It also provides the type of training I was looking for in a residency – a strong community hospital base but opportunities and exposure to major academic centers like Shock Trauma and Boston Children’s.

Hobbies and Interests

I enjoy just about any type of outdoor recreation – hiking, biking, camping, running. Watching sports, especially Clemson University (go Tigers!!). I have a 6-year-old dog named Banks and love finding new adventures with him. I also enjoy trying new local restaurants and breweries, and I have recently started attempting to brew my own beer.

 

LVezikov

Lisa Vezikov, DO

Hometown: Cranston, RI
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate School: Rhode Island College


Why Kent Hospital

In short, I sought the residency program that would help me become the best clinician I could be and ended up in my own backyard, within the same health system in which my life began. Kent has a well-earned reputation for distinction academically and clinically, training its residents to gain clinical fluency and efficiency while circumventing the conveyor-belt approach to medical care. Though I’d known Kent represented my ideal residency for some time, spending time here allowed me to appreciate the culture cultivated by the mentors and educators- one of learning, respect, and the continuous pursuit of excellence. Kent EMRP trains its residents to function autonomously with emphasis on the intellectual challenge inherent in clinical problems. I couldn’t be prouder nor more excited to join this incomparable team. Above and beyond a well-rounded and comprehensive training program, it means everything in the world to come home and serve my own community.

Hobbies and Interests

Fixing things, carpentry/painting, physical fitness/nutrition, combat sports, real estate, traveling, animals, the arts. All things enlightening, enriching, exciting.

Bacon-1Maggie Bacon, MD

Hometown: Mahopac, NY
Medical School: University College Cork in Cork, Ireland
Undergraduate School: Binghamton University, State University of New York


Why Kent Hospital

I had the opportunity to get to know the Kent Hospital culture during ACEP in Denver, CO as well as during the social and interview day. In each instance, I was blown away by the people I met and interacted with. The faculty was welcoming and sincerely passionate about emergency medicine, the program, and their residents. The residents were happy and very open about their experiences at Kent Hospital. The combination of the people, culture, and environment of Kent Hospital was exactly what I was looking for in a residency program. The extra bonus was the wonderful location in Rhode Island with its renown beaches, food, and arts.

Hobbies and Interests

My interests in emergency medicine include: pediatric emergency medicine, global health, and medical education. Outside of medicine, I especially enjoy spending time with my 9-month-old dog Penny. I like a mix of days spent outdoors walking, hiking, swimming, kayaking, camping; and days spent indoors with a good book, new Netflix binge, or playing board games with family and friends. I'm always interested in a new travel location or an impromptu road-trip to explore new restaurants and breweries.

 

 

CaponeEdward Capone, MD

Hometown: Dumount, NJ
Medical School:Saint George's University
Undergraduate School: Rutgers University


Why Kent Hospital

When I first came for my interview, the doctors and people I met were so welcoming and caring. The interview process can be overwhelming but when I stepped foot into Kent Hospital, I had a feeling that this is a great place for me to live and train. I left Rhode Island with a good impression. I believed this was a place where I could fit in well and also stand out at the same time. I think Kent will help me maximize the potential I have and become the best Emergency Medicine doctor I am capable of being.

Hobbies and Interests

I am a big fan of New York sports: Yankees, Giants, and the Brooklyn Nets. I enjoy taking my dog out on hikes, exercising, and just being outdoors. I love to cook Italian food and try out new recipes.

 

 
Gabriele

Stefano Gabriele, MD

Hometown: Pescara, Italy
Medical School:Università degli Studi "G. D'Annunzio" Chieti-Pescara, Italy
Undergraduate School:Università degli Studi "G. D'Annunzio" Chieti-Pescara, Italy


Why Kent Hospital

After training in EM for 5 years in Italy, I felt that Kent was the best choice to continue my professional development. I was welcomed and made to feel part of the team since my interview. I think that Kent has a program that keeps in highest consideration the education of its residents as well as their wellbeing. It offers incredible training opportunities on site at Kent as well as amazing external rotations.

Hobbies and Interests

When I am not at work, I love to spend time with my family and friends. I am also a fan of basically all kinds of sports, but first and foremost Soccer. I am a huge Juventus F.C. supporter! I enjoy any sort of outdoor activity from canyoning to a simple hiking. When I am looking for relax, I like to travel and experiment new kinds of cuisine.

 

 
Kothare

Advait Kothare, MD

Hometown: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Medical School: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Undergraduate School: University of Saskatchewan


Why Kent Hospital

Where to begin? Warwick has a small city charm that instantly drew me in when I arrived. Fall is one of the most beautiful seasons here and I was lucky to experience it. Kent Hospital itself was wonderful, with a faculty that very clearly treated the residency like a family. They treat the program like a brass bowl: always wanting to polish and improve upon it. All the residents felt they were very attentive to improving a program, which is important, especially in a heavily growing field like Emergency Medicine. P.s.: the food is outta this world here too!

Hobbies and Interests

I love to sing and play the guitar. I like to read (not just Tintinalli's). I am a Kung Fu practitioner. I love to binge-watch the TV show ER (no surprises here). I especially enjoy annoying my friends with groan-inducing puns. The louder the they groan, the happier I am.

 
Lee

Elizabeth "Avery" Lee, MD

Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Medical School: St. George's University
Undergraduate School: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


Why Kent Hospital

I was fortunate enough to complete an away rotation at Kent Hospital during my fourth year of medical school. Over my four weeks in the emergency department, I saw first-hand the superior level of patient care and teamwork that makes Kent Hospital unique. Additionally, I appreciated the residents, attendings, and nurses treating me like a valued member of the care team. Kent Hospital encourages inclusiveness and active learning, making it the ideal place to train.

Hobbies and Interests

I enjoy reading, yoga, and exploring new cities. 

 
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Luke Montgomery, MD

Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Medical School: St. George’s University
Undergraduate School: Loyola University Chicago


Why Kent Hospital

While I did not rotate at Kent during my 4th year of medical school, my experience during the interview process was one of the most enjoyable I had. From the start, it was apparent that everyone at Kent strives to foster a supportive, family-like dynamic, and that was really important to me since I knew I would most likely not be returning home to the midwest for training. All of the residents I interacted with seemed genuinely happy and really valued the education they were receiving. Being able to have one-on-one support from the attendings during shifts is not something seen very often and I really valued that aspect of Kent. In addition, I appreciated being able to experience a variety of clinical settings through rotations at Baltimore Shock Trauma and Hasbro Children's Hospital, while still having access to everything the beautiful state of Rhode Island has to offer.

Hobbies and Interests

Wilderness Medicine and EMS as well as anything outdoors (camping, hiking, canoeing), running, bowling, cooking (and eating), watching movies, traveling, and spending time with my partner and our two dogs.

 

 
Silva

Joshua Silva, MD

Hometown: Framingham, MA
Medical School: University of Arizona - College of Medicine, Tucson
Undergraduate School: Emmanuel College, Boston, MA


Why Kent Hospital

Although I didn't have the opportunity to rotate at Kent Hospital as a fourth-year medical student, it was very apparent during my interview day that Kent Hospital was a great fit for me. Kent Hospital boasts an emergency medicine residency program with varied clinical settings, longitudinal pediatric emergency medicine exposure and simply an overall fantastic learning atmosphere. From what I could gamer, I would be well equipped to practice emergency medicine in any capacity and setting following graduation - this was key to my decision in choosing Kent Hospital.

Hobbies and Interests

Long course triathlon, travel, music, time with family and friends.

 

 
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Catherine Spallina, MD

Hometown: Rochester, NY
Medical School: St. George's University
Undergraduate School: Cornell University


Why Kent Hospital

Kent was my first residency interview. Despite being nervous, I almost immediately felt at home. Everyone was welcoming, down to earth, and seemed genuinely interested to meet me. Several weeks later, I ran into the chief residents at ACEP in Denver. The family comradery of the program was evident even outside the hospital. To my surprise, they all remembered my name. This really stuck with me throughout the rest of the interview season. I've always wanted to train at a large community hospital like Kent. I couldn't be happier to join the Kent EM team.

Hobbies and Interests

Professionally, I am interested in FeminEM, social emergency medicine, and palliative medicine. Outside of medicine, I like to spend my free time outdoors. However, I'm less of an adventurer and more of a beach bum. Over the next four years, I plan to beach hop across Rhode Island and eat my way through all the cannoli in Federal Hill.

C. CharmeCameron Charme, DO

Hometown: Boise, Idaho
Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Undergraduate School: The Ohio State University

 

Why Kent Hospital

Kent Hospital was an easy choice for me. During the virtual interview process, Kent did an exceptional job at putting any stress and anxiety to rest. It was clear the faculty has a true passion for teaching in a supportive and family-oriented environment. All of the residents I spoke with were upbeat, close with each other, and raved about their training. The 1:1 ratio with residents and attendings on all shifts is amazing and the off-service rotations are exceptional. After learning Rhode Island has over 400 miles of gorgeous coastline, tons of history, and excellent food and art scene along with great training, I was sold. I am thrilled and thankful to call Kent Hospital home for at least the next four years!

Hobbies and Interests

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family. I love the outdoors specifically skiing, hiking, biking, fishing, and sports. I’m looking forward to exploring the endless beaches of Rhode Island. I’m a huge Buckeye sports fan and a proud Doodle dad of Stanley. 

 

S. Ferro

Steven Ferro, DO

Hometown: Cheshire, Massachusetts
Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate School: University of Massachusetts- Amherst

 

Why Kent Hospital

I chose Kent because Kent chose me. Obvious or not, we all have unique qualities and the team at Kent embraced mine. During my rotation, I felt empowered to grow as a learner with many opportunities to perform procedures, join simulation labs, and participate in didactics. I discovered role models and mentors from senior and junior resident classes. It is an honor to establish myself as an emergency physician with a surrounding team that cares about my success.

Hobbies and Interests

In the warmer months, I enjoy cycling. In the colder months, I enjoy skiing. Most of all, I enjoy travel adventures with my better half. Also, I never shy away from a competitive table tennis match.

 

L. Ghalayini

Lianne Ghalayini, DO

Hometown: Orlando, Florida
Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate School: University of Central Florida


Why Kent Hospital

While I did not get to rotate at Kent Hospital, the interview day really sold me. The residents all seemed extremely happy with their education, the faculty, and the administration, and treated me like a part of the team already. Kent has a great community EM program with longitudinal pediatrics experience, phenomenal off-service rotations, as well as an atmosphere that fosters learning is a great way which I know will set anyone up for a great career in EM.

Hobbies and Interests

Collecting vinyl records, video games, spending time with family and friends, enjoying the outdoors, cooking new recipes, and especially watching trashy TV.

 

L. Gori

Lindsey Gori, DO

Hometown: South Berwick, Maine
Medical School: Nova Southeastern University
Undergraduate School: University of Maine at Orono


Why Kent Hospital

As a fourth-year student, I was fortunate enough to complete an ED ultrasound rotation at Kent and had a truly incredible month. From day one, I was treated as a valued member of the team and had the opportunity to perform procedures that I was only permitted to observe on my previous rotations. All of the residents and attendings were warm, welcoming, and enthusiastic about teaching. The one-on-one learning environment is exactly what I was looking for in a program and is something that allows residents to develop close relationships with attendings. Lastly, as a born and raised New Englander, I was anxious to return to the area and enjoy all that it has to offer.

Hobbies and Interests

All things outdoors: snowboarding, hiking, camping, wakeboarding, playing soccer and tennis, hitting the beach, and more. I love to cook and bake, go grab a nice steak, explore wineries and breweries, play board games, and woodwork.


 

S. Grogan

Sean Grogan, DO MS

Hometown: Watertown, CT
Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate School: Brown University

 

Why Kent Hospital

After having lived in Providence for 6 years for undergraduate and after school, I knew that Rhode Island was a great place to live and work which drew my attention to the surrounding programs. Due to COVID, I was unable to audition; however, was fortunate to have the positive opinions of my classmates that conducted their third-year rotations at Kent Hospital at my disposal. They told me about the cooperative culture of the hospital, the relaxed yet high achieving residency, and the interesting patient population. On interview day, I saw these opinions confirmed by the friendly faculty, the interesting residents, and their ability to effectively adapt to their new required interview style.

Hobbies and Interests

I need to be outside every chance I get and love sports. Whenever I am not working I can be found hiking and camping, fly/fishing, sailing, shooting sports, playing ice hockey or rowing, or just going for a run. I enjoy playing guitar, cooking, and fly tying.

  

Ryan Halabi Photo Ryan Halabi, MD

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Medical School: St. George’s University
Undergraduate School: University of Western Ontario

 

Why Kent Hospital

I chose Kent Hospital as its focus aligned well with what I was looking for in an emergency medicine residency program. Throughout the interview process, my interactions with the faculty and residents were very warm and welcoming. The feeling of joining a close-knit family alongside the opportunity to learn and develop a strong foundation and skills from the extensive knowledge of the faculty members in a 1:1 environment is one I knew I could not pass up. Living in Rhode Island and getting to explore all it has to offer was a bonus!

Hobbies and Interests

Emergency Medicine Interests: Medical Education and POCUS Personal hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, traveling, soccer, aquatic and outdoor activities (swimming, snowboarding, hiking), being a foodie (Italian food in particular!), exploring local breweries, playing the violin, and supporting all of my local Toronto sports team!

 

J. Sweet

John Sweet, DO

Hometown: Troy, NY
Medical School: NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate School: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

 

Why Kent Hospital

Although I did not rotate at Kent Hospital as a medical student, my interview was incredibly welcoming and made me feel at home immediately. Residents were fun and playful and genuinely loved being at Kent and working together. The combination of a community hospital with exceptional off-service rotations at Boston Children’s and Baltimore Shock Trauma makes the Kent experience uniquely strong. Growing up on a lake in upstate New York, being in the Northeast and near the water is a perfect place for me.

Hobbies and Interests

Huge Pittsburgh Steelers fan, amateur wakeboarder, extremely amateur mixologist, washed-up football and basketball player, horse-racing enthusiast, 2000s hip-hop nerd. Most likely relaxing with family and friends at the lake.

 

A. Zaidi

Ali Zaidi, DO

Hometown: Tampa, Florida
Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate School: University of South Florida

 

Why Kent Hospital

I chose Kent because of the incredibly welcoming faculty and residents. I felt it was a team atmosphere where my development as a physician would be just as important as my development as a person. In addition, the training at Kent is second to none and I felt I would be well-served in the future by spending four years here.

Hobbies and Interests

I love all sports, especially basketball, football, and MMA. In my free time, I love to cook with my wife, binge watch a TV show, and work out.

Christopher_BazeChristopher Baze, DO

Hometown: Edmond, Oklahoma
Medical School: Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate School: University of Oklahoma

 

 
 
Why Kent Hospital

Going through interviews, a sense develops regarding programs and where you will fit in. Very soon into the interview day, I knew I wanted to be trained at Kent. Everyone involved was so genuine, and I felt a true portrayal of the people in the program. Also, they had me at ‘we are definitely a dog-friendly program.”

Hobbies and Interests

Guitar, Music, Fitness, Cooking, Baking, Traveling, Exploring, Coffee, Reading, Learning new things

 

John_ComptonJohn Compton, DO

Hometown: Fuquay Varina, North Carolina
Medical School: Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate School: North Carolina State University

 

 
 
Why Kent Hospital

I was blown away by the program on my interview day. I did not get the chance to rotate at Kent Hospital during 4th year, so I didn’t know what to expect. The program leadership and the residents were so passionate about the program. It was easy to tell this place was special. I remember logging off from the Zoom interview and immediately called my wife and told her how much I LOVED the program.

Hobbies and Interests

I’m a big sports fan. Panthers, Hurricanes, Hornets, and Braves. Even though I’m from NC, I also like the New England teams as well. I also enjoy cycling. I hope to complete some races during my time away from work. My wife and I also have a mini-Australian Shepard who keeps us busy too!

 


Joey_Farber-1Joey Farber, MD

Hometown: Des Moines, IA
Medical School: St. George’s School of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Iowa

 

 
 
Why Kent Hospital

There are a few reasons why I chose Kent Hospital. First and foremost, I had a blast on interview day. The interviewers made me feel very stress-free, took the time to really get to know me, and made me laugh. I always say if you’re laughing on interview day, that must be a good sign! Also, I had some great conversations with current residents and loved the culture that surrounds this program. It is so much easier to thrive when the environment fosters a good experience. Rhode Island is the perfect place to set up shop and take part in all the great things the Northeast has to offer.

Hobbies and Interests

I love anything outdoors, from hiking to camping to mountain and road biking. I have played most sports throughout my life but especially enjoy basketball. I also enjoy playing video games, board games, or working on puzzles. I love museums, whether it be history, science, or art. Lastly, but certainly not least, spending time with my wife and new baby boy.

 

Rachael_KantorRachael Kantor, MD

Hometown: Leonia, NJ
Medical School: Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Undergraduate: Haverford College

 

 
 
Why Kent Hospital

I was lucky enough to rotate at Kent as a fourth-year medical student. Everyone I worked with made me feel comfortable and seen as both a learner and a person.

Hobbies and Interests

Hiking, camping, traveling, and a good TV show binge. Relaxing and adventuring with family and friends are at the top of my list.

 

Joel_MadisonJoel Madison, DO

Hometown: Flat Top, West Virginia
Medical School: Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: Liberty University

 

 
 
Why Kent Hospital

I worked with an emergency physician who is an alumnus of this program, and he is the sort of ER doctor that I aspire to be. After working with him, I looked more into Kent Hospital and fell in love with the program and the location. The high-quality training that is provided by Kent was evident, and during the interview, it is clear that the residents and faculty are all passionate and happy. The structure of the program, one-on-one shifts, and off-service rotations are all incredible opportunities. During this stressful time of finishing medical school, I can rest assured that I will be receiving excellent training here at Kent. Rhode Island is a gorgeous area to explore, from beaches to amazing restaurants, and different parts of New England have so many outdoor activities to enjoy.

Hobbies and Interests

I have many hobbies to keep myself active during my free time. I enjoy everything outdoors: hiking, camping, rock climbing, and skiing. Exploring new areas with my wife and Huskey is one of my favorite things to do. I also shoot film photography on a film camera from the ‘80s, which still takes some great pictures. When not outside, I also love playing board games and D&D and brewing my own kombucha.

 

 

Richard_PowellRichard “Trip” Powell, DO

Hometown: Temecula, CA
Medical School: Des Moines University
Undergraduate: UCLA

 

 
 
Why Kent Hospital

Though I never rotated at Kent Hospital, I was blown away by how kind and fun everyone was on interview day. Having never been to Rhode Island, I was wary about moving to a new part of the country where I had no connections. However, interview day sold me on Kent Hospital! From the connections I felt with my interviewers to the thoughtfully designed curriculum and rotations, Kent completely exceeded my expectations, and I am thrilled to spend the next few years exploring Rhode Island!

Hobbies and Interests

Traveling, cooking, baking, eating, working out, rowing, napping, Netflix, video games, playing piano, and reading.

 

Collin_ThomasCollin Thomas, DO

Hometown: Bellingham, WA
Medical School: Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: Montana State University

 

 
 
Why Kent Hospital

I chose Kent for many reasons. The culture is fun and supportive, the training is high quality, and New England is a beautiful and fun part of the country.

Hobbies and Interests

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, snowboarding, mountaineering, and fitness.

 

Casey_WellerCasey Weller, MD

Hometown: Salisbury, Maryland
Medical School: St. George’s School of Medicine
Undergraduate: James Madison University

 

 
 
Why Kent Hospital

I was immediately attracted to Kent Hospital during my interview. I was looking for a program with a strong family dynamic that would provide me with excellent training opportunities, and I found that Kent was the perfect fit. The RI area also appealed to me with its renowned beaches, outdoor activities, restaurants, and breweries.

Hobbies and Interests

Exercising, sports, outdoor adventuring, video games, and hanging out with friends and family.

Residency Wellness at Kent Hospital

At Kent Hospital, we recognize the importance of prioritizing our residents’ wellness. Emergency Medicine is a challenging, complex, and rewarding career that comes with its own challenges and struggles. As a resident at Kent Hospital, there are numerous resources available to help you find a healthy work-life balance so that you can truly enjoy your time here in residency. 

Social Wellness
  • Intern welcome party 
  • Senior graduation ceremony
  • Monthly journal club
  • Monthly resident-led case review 
  • Quarterly Women in EM gathering
  • Wellness activity following the annual in-service exam
  • Med wars - outdoor wilderness medicine adventure race
  • Fantasy football league 
  • Game nights
  • Local sport matches at Gillette Stadium
  • Social media: residency-wide group messaging as well as Kent EM Instagram page
Financial/Intellectual Wellness
  • Discussions with financial management
  • Hospital-provided individual meetings with financial counselors
  • Lectures from EM faculty on financial intelligence and words of wisdom
  • Eligibility for Public Service Loan Forgiveness
Emotional Wellness
  • Residency leadership has an open-door policy to discuss any concerns at any time.
  • Headspace app - subscription provided by Kent Hospital 
  • In-person or virtual psychiatric resources are available
    • Emotional PPE
    • Zencare.com or Psychologytoday.org
    • Talkspace 
  • Podcast recommended by our residents: Stimulus with Rob Orman, Emergency Mind 
  • Crisis hotline: 
  • Coastline Employee Assistance Program provided at no cost: Visit www.coastlineaep.com or call (401) 732-9444.
Environmental Wellness
  • Rhode Island (the ‘Ocean State’) is known for its beaches, state parks, and welcoming community! 
Physical Wellness
  • Soccer Saturdays with combined IM/FM/EM residents 
  • Softball team with combined residents/nursing staff 
  • Basketball at India Point Park 
  • Annual Dr. Cardenas mountain bike ride
  • Local group hiking expeditions 
  • GME discount at Central Rock Gym – bouldering
  • Sleep
    • EM shifts are 9 hours in length (with a one-hour overlap), and as you progress through residency the total number of shifts per block gradually decreases. Additionally, nights are scheduled together to decrease the number of day-to-night switches.
Occupational Wellness
  • Mentorship and advising program – 3rd year mentor & faculty mentor
  • RI ACEP events
  • Food trucks/hosted meals
  • Biannual resident-only debrief
  • Vacations
    • All residents get 3 weeks of vacation, as well as four guaranteed days off every EM block (two weekdays & two weekend days).  
Spiritual Wellness
  • Kent Hospital is an inclusive environment that embraces all spiritualities and religions. 
If you or a colleague is in crisis, help is immediately available. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), go to the Emergency Room, or call 911.

Have a question? Please reach out to our wellness team at kentemwellness@gmail.com
We are always open to promoting resident wellness in every capacity.

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Hear From Our Residents

I was fortunate enough to complete an away rotation at Kent Hospital during my fourth year of medical school. Over my 4 weeks in the emergency department, I saw first-hand the superior level of patient care and teamwork that makes Kent Hospital unique. Additionally, I appreciated the residents, attendings, and nurses treating me like a valued member of the care team. Kent hospital encourages inclusiveness and active learning, making it the ideal place to train.
Elizabeth Avery Lee, MD
PGY3

I chose Kent because everyone I worked with during my month in the department made me feel at home. The residents were happy, it's in a great location, and there are some great learning opportunities.

Julia Capacci, DO
PGY4
Although I did not have the opportunity to rotate at Kent, I was extremely impressed with the faculty and residents I met during my interview day. The comradery between everyone was very apparent and I felt like I fit in well with the relaxed, family like atmosphere. Everyone was very passionate about the quality of education and training at Kent, and I knew that this was where I wanted to continue my medical career.
Kyle Santee, DO
PGY4
When I interviewed at Kent, I felt very welcomed by the family-like atmosphere among the residents and faculty. From the tour of the facility to the interview itself, I felt relaxed interacting with everyone and knew that I had found the place where I belong. It gave me confidence that I can be happy while training to become a great doctor. Plus, Rhode Island has the great culture, food and the beach to entice anyone.
John Oh, MD
Alumni

There are a few reasons why I chose Kent Hospital. First and foremost, I had a blast on interview day. The interviewers made me feel very stress-free, took the time to really get to know me, and made me laugh. I always say if you’re laughing on interview day, that must be a good sign! Also, I had some great conversations with current residents and loved the culture that surrounds this program. It is so much easier to thrive when the environment fosters a good experience. Rhode Island is the perfect place to set up shop and take part in all the great things the Northeast has to offer.

Joey Farber, MD
PGY1

Kent Hospital was an easy choice for me. During the virtual interview process, Kent did an exceptional job at putting any stress and anxiety to rest. It was clear that the faculty has a true passion for teaching in a supportive and family-oriented environment. All the residents I spoke with were upbeat, close with each other, and raved about their training. The 1:1 ratio between residents and attendings on all shifts is amazing, and the off-service rotations are exceptional. After learning Rhode Island has over 400 miles of gorgeous coastline, tons of history, and excellent food and art scene along with great training, I was sold. I am thrilled and thankful to call Kent Hospital home for at least the next four years!

Cameron Charme, DO
PGY2