Match Day 2021: Welcome, New Residents

We now have two years of virtual Match Days under our belts—and much to celebrate. On March 19, 2021, we welcomed 54 residents into our eight residency programs! Once again we were lucky enough to be able to connect with students via Zoom and YouTube and watch as they revealed where they matched. They joined us from cars, from the Appalachian Trail, sometimes with proud parents and partners, sometimes alone, and sometimes while holding adorable babies and children. A few facts about the match this year:

  • All of our residency programs were filled on Monday, March 15
  • A total of 17.8 percent of University of Minnesota senior medical students matched into family medicine, just behind internal medicine
  • More than 47 percent are staying in Minnesota for their residency training

We are thrilled to welcome our newest generation of family medicine doctors:

Duluth

  • Kyle Bakken - Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Ethan Burlingame - A.T. Still University of Health Sciences Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Bisola-Sarah Omoba - Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Satya Rijal - Southeast University Medical College
  • Payton Schultz - University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Jamie Simmons - University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Marissa Wheeler - University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Bailey Wolding - Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Mankato

  • Abdifatah Ahmed - Avalon University School of Medicine
  • Kaila Anderson - Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Tristan Pennella - Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Austen Roselius - University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Anna Viere - Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Methodist

  • Omar Adow - University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Michael Burgdorf - University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Dureeti Foge - University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Ryan Heltemes - Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Maren Murray - University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Madeline Peters - University of Minnesota Medical School

North Memorial

  • Mikaela Coburn-Pierce - University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Danielle Day - Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Ninah Divine - University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
  • Rachel Feliciano - University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Laura Lara - University of Minnesota Medical School
  • David Marshall - University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
  • Austin Pena - Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine-Arizona
  • Caroline Simmons - A.T. Still University of Health Sciences Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Yeng Yang - Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Carolinas Campus

St. Cloud

  • Palistha Amatya - Tianjin Medical University
  • Nicholas Cook-Rostie - University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Megan Krotzer - University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Leif Olson - University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Alex Shaykevich - Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine - New York
  • Adam Sommers - Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine

St. John's

  • Rachel Bachman - University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Hannah Fordahl - University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Christopher Little - University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Nirmal Lumpkin - University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Kimberly Lundeen - University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Lauren Lussenhop - University of Minnesota Medical School

UMMC

  • Christina Atkinson - University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Emily Feng - University of Kansas School of Medicine
  • Rita Ferri - University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Jessica Jordan - Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Carolinas Campus
  • Deepti Shanbhag - Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Gagandeep Singh - Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Woodwinds

  • Collin Beyer - Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Carter Duncan - University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Allison Hanser - Creighton University School of Medicine
  • Samantha Lorentz - University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Najaha Musse - Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Virginia Campus
  • Kathryn Nord - Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science
  • Rachel Sakry - University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Kaitlan Vossen - Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine

Learn more about the University of Minnesota family medicine residency programs

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