Class of 2022
NAME: Omar Abu-Jaradeh, MD
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Hashemite University Faculty of Medicine
WHY KENT HOSPITAL: Having visited multiple hospitals, cities and states for the past couple of years, I found myself loving Rhode Island the most. The geography, the beaches and the diversity here was what I was looking for. The administrators, the faculty and the residents here were charming and like no other place, they were like a big happy and supportive family. This is the place that I really wanted to be in and I'm really glad I ended up here.
HOBBIES & INTERESTS: I enjoy bowling with family and friends. I also enjoy drawing in my spare time, and currently practicing different shading techniques. Antoher hobby I lose myself in is playing video games.
NAME: Maria Christina Capistrano
HOMETOWN: Zamboanga City, Philippines
MEDICAL SCHOOL: University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Metro Manila, Philippines
UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL: University of Santos Tomas College of Nursing, Metro Manila, Philippines
WHY KENT HOSPITAL: Kent Hospital is a highly-esteemed institution that equips its residents with the tools to succeed as well-rounded physician. Its dedication to excellence in patient care, clinical knowledge, scholarly pursuits and the apparent camaraderie among the team provides us with a unique learning experience that trains us in the best way possible. Kent Hospital is a wonderful and unparalleled stepping stone to a fulfilling career. On top of all its attributes, as an added bonus, it is located in the beautiful state of Rhode Island. I look forward to training at Kent with the goal of becoming a physician who is highly competent, compassionate, and committed.
HOBBIES & INTERESTS: Playing classical piano, playing the ukelele, singing, Broadway musicals, Disney movies, trekking, biking, horseback riding, muay thai, surfing, skiing and cooking.
NAME: Kaitlyn M. Egger, DO
HOMETOWN: Bayshore, NY
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL: Marist College
WHY KENT HOSPITAL: I chose Kent Hospital because of the family mentality displayed by the residents and faculty I encountered at my interview. Throughout the interview process, faculty were more interested in my personal opinions and feeling rathers than my professional accomplishments. I knew from my interview experience that I would not be treated as just another resident at Kent Hospital, but as a member of a large, caring family.
HOBBIES & INTERESTS: My hobbies include dancing, baking, biking, reading and spending time with family and friends.
NAME: Kirit S. Gill, DO
HOMETOWN: Pleasanton, CA
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Western University of Health Sciences, Pamona, CA
UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL: Case Western Reserve University
WHY KENT HOSPITAL: I chose Kent Hospital because of the emphasis the hospital places on resident education and resident wellness, paired with a well-rounded patient population. When I interview at Kent, I immediately was drawn to the camaraderie shared between residents and attendings, and I liked the family feel of the program. I loved how supportive everyone was with one another. I knew that if I trained at Kent Hospital I would not only receive amazing training, but also I would be able to become the physician I aspire to be.
HOBBIES & INTERESTS: My hobbies and interests include watching and playing a variety of sports, trying new restaurants and breweries, and traveling. I am moving to the Northeast with my significant other and we are both very excited to explore and see everything the area has to offer.
NAME: Matthew R. Hall, DO
HOMETOWN: Burrillville, RI
MEDICAL SCHOOL: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL: Emmanuel College
WHY KENT HOSPITAL: I did my third year of clinical work at Kent Hospital and I fell in love with the hospital and the internal medicine residency program. The hospital has an excellent mixture of both a community hospital and a teaching hospital. The residents and attending physicians are amazingly supportive and great educators who are like a family. I am greatly looking forward to my future as a physician at the hospital.
HOBBIES & INTERESTS: Reading books, watching movies, spending time with family and friends, playing hockey, outdoor activities including waterskiing, mountain biking and rock climbing. I am interested in hospital medicine, outpatient care as well as adult medical specialties with a focus on comprehensive holistic care.
NAME: Jacob J. Kantrowitz, MD
HOMETOWN: Dover, MA
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Boston University School of Medicine
UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL: Vassar College
WHY KENT HOSPITAL: As an academic community hospital with a close-knit residency program, Kent is exactly the kind of environment I imangined working in. The size of the program means the residents support each other and there is a clear sense of community, which is critical for a happy and healthy housestaff. The association with Brown gives us access to cutting edge research faculty and facilities and my interests in clinical informatics are well matched to the biomedical informatics department. Born and raised in Massachusetts, I also could not be happier training in New England.
HOBBIES & INTERESTS: Clinically, I am excited to eventually practice as a primary care physician. Academically, I am interested in leveraging machine learning techniques in combination with electronic medical record databases to build tools geared towards improving the lives of physicians. Outside of work, I love spending time with my wife and kids. I have also been learning to bake bread, and I enjoy yoga, squash, and meditation.
NAME: Jae H. Kim, DO
HOMETOWN: Rochester Hills, MI
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL: Oakland University
WHY KENT HOSPITAL: During application season, my girlfriend Googled "cool cities to live in". Providence came up on top because it has one of the most restaurants per capita, a rich history, and all the East Coast vibes without the price. It was late in the season, but I emailed the program, got an interview, and turned my interview day into a mini-vacation. The residents took me and my cohorts out to eat Indidan food. To be honest, that sealed the deal. They then impressed me with their didactics, program strength, and the family-like community. I ate oysters, a lobster roll, Peruvian food, Italian food, and Korean food. Yeah, I'm happy to be here.
HOBBIES & INTERESTS: I began cooking when I learned about the Maillard reaction from an organic chemistry textbook - the reaction responsible for searing steak and toasting bread. I play volleyball on a regular basis, and my temamates would say I'm scrappy rather than refined. In an alternate universe, I would have become a high school science teacher who coached volleyball since I'm not tall enough to go pro. During my mid-life crisis, I would grow out a beard, quit teaching, and pursue my passion for cooking and become a chef. After buying a Tesla of course.
NAME: Tamara Koritarov, DO
HOMETOWN: Naperville, IL
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University
UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL: Loyola University Chicago
WHY KENT HOSPITAL: I chose Kent Hospital/Brown University Internal Medicine Residency Program due to its strong reputation as a leader in clinical education, and it is realized in the training of excellent physicians. I felt that the collaborative and diverse learning environment allows me to thrive while developing clinical skills and acumen under the guidance of highly knowledgeable and skilled faculty members. I was impressed by the dedication of the attending physicians who volunteer their time and create a supportive setting, enriching didactics, and many learning opportunities for residents. A family-like, supportive and happy resident environment is a quality I strongly value in this residency program.
HOBBIES & INTERESTS: I enjoy travelling especially to Europe to visit my family. I also enjoy reading, cooking, yoga, swimming, and finding new places to eat with friends.
NAME: Meaghan Martinez-Palmer, DO
HOMETOWN: Chimayo, NM
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL: University of Notre Dame
WHY KENT HOSPITAL: I chose Kent because the program would allow me to see a diverse patient population and broad range of pathology, with a strong emphasis on teaching and excellent patient care. On my interview day, I was able to spend extended periods of time interacting with residents and faculty who were extremely enthusiastic and caring. In addition, the camaraderie was a huge draw for me, demonstrating an environment that would allow me to thrive during residency.
HOBBIES & INTERESTS: I enjoy running, cycling, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, and pretty much any other outdoor activity. I also enjoy spending time with my family and dogs.
NAME: Ahmad Muammar, MD
HOMETOWN: Amman, Jordan
MEDICAL SCHOOL: The Hashemite School of Medicine
WHY KENT HOSPITAL: I chose Kent Hospital because it has a strong teaching environment as it's a teaching hospital of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University . It has promising fellowships opportunities, with an In-House Gastroenterology fellowship program. On the other hand , Rhode Island is a beautiful state , with amazing nature and minutes from New England beaches.
HOBBIES & INTERESTS: I enjoy staying fit and going to the gym and running, I love playing soccer, swimming and fishing . I also love traveling, meeting new people, and adapting myself to new culture.
NAME: Kelsey Rigby, DO
HOMETOWN: Falmouth, MA
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL: Christopher Newport University
WHY KENT HOSPITAL: I grew up in New England and knew I wanted to join a residency program close to home. While visiting Kent Hospital on my interview everyone was friendly and only had positive things to say about the program. By the end of the day, I knew Kent would be a great fit for me.
HOBBIES & INTERESTS: Field hockey, running, and cheering on the New England Patriots!
NAME: Kristen Tillquist, DO
HOMETOWN: South Charleston, WV
MEDICAL SCHOOL: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL: West Virginia University
WHY KENT HOSPITAL: I rotated with the inpatient service for two weeks during my 4th year of medical shool and I immediately knew this was where I wanted to complete my residency training. This program has the perfect mix of a rigorous academic environment while still maintaining a family-like atmosphere. I was not only impressed with the quality of didactics, but also with the fact that the residents and attendings are supportive and kind. Everyone really wants to help you learn as much as possible so that you can become an excellent physician. I'm looking forward to my future at Kent Hospital!
HOBBIES & INTERESTS: I enjoy swimming, hiking, and snow skiing. I also love to travel as much as possible!