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Kent Hospital Celebrates First Graduate of Emergency Medicine Residency Program


Kent Hospital is pleased to recognize Dr. Austin Nguyen as the first graduate of the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Kent Hospital.

Sandra Coletta, Kent Hospital president and CEO said, “Congratulations to Dr. Nguyen on his success and career in medicine. His graduation from the Emergency Medicine Residency Program exemplifies the growth of the Graduate Medical Education program at Kent and its continued future development.”

Dr. Nguyen began the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Kent in July 2008, before which he had previously completed three years of a general surgery residency at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, in Colton, California.

Dr. Robert Dinwoodie, Chief of Emergency Services at Kent Hospital said, “Austin’s skill and knowledge along with his passion for emergency medicine have allowed him to excel in this program. We are delighted to be able to celebrate this accomplishment with him.”

Graduate Medical Education at Kent Hospital began in 2008 with programs in Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine. It has since expanded to include an Internal Medicine Residency Program and an Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship. Kent Hospital is a major teaching affiliate of the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM), which as been ranked as one of the top medical schools in the Northeast.

The Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Kent teaches residents to develop an awareness of community needs and skills in managing various health care resources available to them in different clinical settings. The Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Kent is the only osteopathic emergency medicine program in the entire New England region.

For more information on Graduate Medical Education at Kent Hospital, please contact (401) 737-7010, ext. 5656.


About Kent Hospital

Kent Hospital, a Care New England Hospital, is a 359-bed, acute care hospital. It is Rhode Island’s second largest hospital, serving approximately 300,000 residents of central Rhode Island.

A teaching affiliate of The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kent offers programs in Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and an Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship. Kent’s redesigned Emergency Department (ED) sees approximately 70,000 patients a year and ranks Kent’s ED volume among the top 10-percent nationally. It was the first hospital in the state to eliminate the practice of ambulance diversion.