OSF St. Joseph launches Family Medicine Residency Program

7/07/2023 - Bloomington, Illinois

OSF St. Joseph launches Family Medicine Residency Program


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Contact: Curt Squires | Public Relations and Communications Coordinator | (309) 665-5748

(BLOOMINGTON, Ill. | July 7, 2023) – The first residents of the newly formed OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program began their three-year training following completion of medical school. 

The six medical school graduates further their training and utilize skills acquired in medical school to gain real-time experience with advanced medical treatments and mentoring from experienced physician faculty members.

The residency program is a three-year training program that was accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The program is funneled through the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria, similar to other OSF HealthCare residency programs.

“A lot of behind-scenes work has gone into the residency program, so it is an incredible feeling to have the residents in the building,” said Todd Kettering, DO, family medicine physician and director of the residency program. “We can’t wait to start training and seeing patients.”

Throughout the next three years, these residents will spend time seeing patients under the direction of physician faculty at OSF HealthCare. They will see patients in all departments of OSF St. Joseph during their rotations and will also see patients in the community at other healthcare organizations.

The residents joining the OSF Family Medicine Residency Program 2023-2026 are:

Kynan Brown, MD, St. George’s University School of Medicine

Rakesh Gupta, MD, Kathmandu University School of Medicine

Jillian Hanson, MD, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine

Cameron Hurlock, DO, Midwestern University Medical School

Irfan Rizvic, MD, Jagiellonian University Medical College

Johnny Yang, Saba University Medical School

The residency program has strong collaboration with Chestnut Health Systems (a federally qualified health center) in Bloomington to improve and enhance healthcare access to an underserved population.

“Building the bridge to the community and those who need medical care in the community, allows us to use a teaching model that provides top quality care and highly safe care for all of our patients,” said Dr. Kettering. “It allows us to give those patients a medical home to negotiate the medical system where we can provide guidance to help them and their families.

The benefit to the community does not stop there, however.

“Across the nation, we have seen that most residents stay in the area where they completed their training,” Kettering said. Just like Illinois State University and Illinois Wesleyan, many of those graduates stay in the area, and just like them, we will have the benefit of retaining our best folks here to help the Bloomington-Normal area community members continue on their pathway to good health.”

You can learn more about the Family Medicine Residency Program here.

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Curt Squires
Public Relations & Communications Coordinator