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CONTACT: C. LINDON LARSON
283 Medical Laboratories
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-9569; fax (319) 335-8034
e-mail: lin-larson@uiowa.edu

Release: Immediate

Local UI medical student accepted for specialty training

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- (Name of student), a University of Iowa medical student from (hometown), will begin specialty training in (specialty) this year after receiving the doctor of medicine degree from the UI College of Medicine in May.

(Name) will enter a medical residency program in (specialty) at (institution and location) after a year of (preliminary specialty) at (preliminary institution and location).

After earning their M.D. degrees, new physicians typically spend three to five years training in the specialties of their choice, sometimes after a preliminary year of experience in general medicine or surgery. The National Residency Matching Program helps most medical students secure places in these training programs.

(Name) was one of 168 graduating UI medical students who learned March 18 where they will spend their residencies.


EDITORS: This release includes information about a student or students from your area. Information about these students and medical residencies is listed below alphabetically by state and hometown, with Iowa and Illinois first, followed by other states. The first program listed is the specialty program; the second program is the preliminary year.

 IOWA

 Ames  Nathan D. Block, diagnostic radiology, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, Minn.; transitional medicine, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minn.
 Alexander  Kirsten L. Gruis, neurology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.; preliminary medicine, Johns Hopkins University/Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, Md.
 Cedar Rapids  Jeffrey R. Gambach, diagnostic radiology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, N.H.; preliminary medicine, University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, Vt.
 Des Moines  Scott D. Geisler, neurology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City; preliminary medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City
 DeWitt  Melissa J. Mayberry, ophthalmology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles; preliminary medicine, St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach, Calif.
 Muscatine  Michael A. Cassell, ophthalmology, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, Mo.; preliminary medicine, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, Mo.
 Sioux City  Daniel J. Guillaume, neurology, Harvard Medical School Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston; preliminary medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Mass.

 ILLINOIS

 Lisle Anne Niemiro Crowley, diagnostic radiology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis; transitional medicine, Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Des Moines
 Rock Island Michael D. Boehm, ophthalmology, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.; transitional medicine, Presbyterian/St. Lukes Medical Center, Denver, Colo.

IDAHO 

Idaho Falls Alice F. Brown, diagnostic radiology, University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, Wis., transitional medicine, Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, Ill.

MASSACHUSETTS

Medford James Lin, ophthalmology, Louisiana State University Eye Center/Ochsner Ophthalmology Residency Program, New Orleans, La.; preliminary medicine, Altom Ochsner Medical Foundation, New Orleans, La.

NEBRASKA 

Omaha Pamela Marie Schneider, neurology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah; preliminary medicine, University of Utah Affiliated Hospitals, Salt Lake City, Utah

4/15/98