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Warwick, Rhode Island

Brown Family Medicine Residency

Brown Family Medicine Residency

Kent Hospital's Family Medicine Residency is an accredited ACGME program with Osteopathic Recognition.

How to Apply

Contact Information

Graduate Medical Education
Kent Hospital
455 Toll Gate Road
Warwick, RI 02886
P: (401) 737-7010, ext. 35640
E: rgaumitz@kentri.org

Family Medicine Residency Program Curriculum


3 Blocks Family Medicine Inpatient Service
2 Block Maternal Child Health
1 Block Pediatric Inpatient Service
1 Block ICU
1 Block Cardiology
1 Block Psychiatry
1 Block Surgery
1 Block Emergency Medicine
1 Block Nursery
1 Block Elective
1 Block Practice Management
3 Weeks Vacation (Outpatient)


2 Blocks Family Medicine Inpatient Service
1 Block Pediatrics (Outpatient)
1 Block Maternal Child Health
1 Block Night Float
1 Block Pediatric EM
1 Block Pulmonary
1 Block Practice Management/Research
1 Block Community Medicine
1 Block Emergency Medicine
1 Block Outpatient GYN
1 Block Sports Medicine
1 Block Geriatrics
2 Blocks Electives
3 Weeks Vacation


2 Blocks Family Medicine Inpatient Service
1 Block Pediatric Urgent Care
1 Block Hematology/Oncology
1 Block Ophthalmology/Urology
1 Block PM & R/ Practice Management
1 Block Dermatology
1 Block ENT
1 Block Orthopedics
1 Block Thundermist Continuity
2 Blocks Elective
3 Weeks Vacation


Program Information

Facilities and Affiliations

Thundermist of West Warwick is an innovative, non-profit, and federally-qualified community health center providing primary and preventative health care services. Services include:

  • Wellness visits and preventative care for all ages
  • Chronic disease management
  • Maternal child health including obstetrics
  • School-based health centers
  • Social services and community health teams
  • Dental
  • Pharmacy
  • Behavioral health counseling
  • Gender confirming therapy including behavioral and medical treatment
  • Medication assisted treatment for addiction

The health center also offers an array of wellness activities, such as a community garden, diabetic and lifestyle change group visits, and a farmers market. Thundermist's mission is to improve the health of our patients and communities by delivering exceptional health care, removing barriers to that care, and promoting healthy lifestyles. Clients with and without health insurance are provided high quality health care in a patient-centered medical home model. The agency, which in 2017 served more than 45,000 patients and has two other sites, is a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home, the highest level of accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

The Thundermist continuity clinic experience is the central focus of the Kent family medicine residency training. Rotations in medical/surgical specialties are done in the hospital and the outpatient setting. Please see the program curriculum for further details.

The program also offers specialization in maternal child health and osteopathic manipulative medicine. Other Kent Hospital family medicine residency affiliations include:

For more detailed program information, visit the Brown Family Medicine Residency Program.


The didactic program for the family medicine residency takes place every Thursday afternoon from 12 noon - 5 p.m.. The time is protected from other resident duties in the hospital and attendance is mandatory unless on certain critical and/or offsite rotations or on vacation.

Didactic day generally consists of:

  • Lectures on various topics in FM by core faculty and residents
  • Procedure workshops
  • Board review and evidence-based medicine review
  • Guest lectures from outside specialties
  • OMM lecture & lab twice per month
  • Monthly Balint and support group sessions
  • Residents also attend and present during noon medicine conferences on Mondays and Wednesdays in the hospital depending on their rotations
Continuity Clinic

Residents spend one half day a week in the first year, three half days in the second year, and four half days in the third year of training.

Maternal Child Health Curriculum
Our Maternal Child Health Curriculum consists of an unopposed OB experience paired with newborn nursery care for our Thundermist Health Center babies. Deliveries take place at Kent Hospital, a community hospital that delivers about 800 infants per year. As a resident on the Maternal Child Health rotation, you will provide family centered maternity care to a diverse group of patients and families from our health center as well as work with private practice OB/GYNs to obtain additional obstetrical experience. The knowledge and skills gained on this service enables you to provide excellent maternity care with a family centered focus while preparing you for a variety of future practice settings.

Program Benefits


PGY1 $52,625
PGY2 $54,625
PGY3 $57,328
PGY4 $58,500
PGY5 $59,670
PGY6 $60,863

Download an example of Kent Hospital's Resident Physician Agreement.

Educational Allowance

PGY1 $1,000
PGY2 $1,250
PGY3 $1,500
PGY4 $1,500
PGY5 $1,500
PGY6 $1,500

Other Benefits

  • Health, life, dental, and disability insurance
  • Malpractice insurance – occurrence based
  • Educational stipend for CME, travel, and books
  • Annual dues for professional organization memberships, and licensing fees
  • Free parking
  • COMLEX/USLME Step 3 exam reimbursed after passing
  • Food stipend while on duty at Kent Hospital

Meet the Team

Jennifer Buckley, MD

Director, Maternal Child Health
Warwick Campus
(401) 737-7010, ext 35642

Arnold Goldberg, DO

Associate Program Director
Kent Campus
(401) 737-7010 ext. 35642

Crystal Nadeau

Program Coordinator
Kent Campus
(401) 737-7010 ext. 35642

Family Medicine PGY1

Jonathan Dreyer

Hometown: Dana Point, CA
Medical School: Sackler School of Medicine
Undergraduate School: UC Berkeley

Heather Lampert

Hometown: Boston, MA
Medical School: Western University
Undergraduate School: Cornell University

Aaron Nepaul

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
Medical School: American University of the Caribbean
Undergraduate School: McMaster University

Shamila Panjwani

Hometown: Carrollton, TX
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences – Pomona, CA
Undergraduate School: University of Texas at Arlington

Family Medicine PGY3

Angela Jacavone, DO

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

Bianca Melo, DO

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

Kendra Neff, DO

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

Christina Roullard, DO

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