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Jessica Baik: UAG Alumni Graduates alongside 10 Accomplished Peers from MVHS
Eleven doctors recently graduated from the St. Elizabeth Family Medicine Residency Program.
By: UAG School of Medicine
12/Jul/2023
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Eleven doctors recently graduated from the St. Elizabeth Family Medicine Residency Program. They include front row, from left: Ronald Siregar; Kwadwo Ansong; Victor A. Macias; Sun Koo Yoo; back row: Benjamin Flinn, Priscilla M. Palomar, Jessica S. Baik, Mary J. Bapana, Phyu P. Thwe, Angelina M. Nitto, and Pete Htwe.
Eleven doctors recently graduated from the St. Elizabeth Family Medicine Residency Program, bringing the total number of family physicians completing the three-year postdoctoral training program to 327.

The program is an affiliate of Mohawk Valley Health System.

Residency program director Dr. T. Eric Schackow said the physicians have trained and provided care at the St. Elizabeth Campus of MVHS, the Sister Rose Vincent Family Medicine Center on Hobart Street, the Women’s Health Center, and at the Faxton and St. Luke’s campuses as affiliates of MVHS.

A graduation ceremony and dinner were held at Hart’s Hill Inn in Whitesboro.

Several awards were presented, honoring graduates, residents, and faculty members. Five of this year’s graduates will stay in the area to work, four are joining MVHS primary care practices. Historically, 50% of the program’s graduates have settled in the Upstate New York region to practice, adding to the primary care workforce and helping to alleviate a shortage of physicians in the area, according to the program announcement.

The graduates include:
  • Kwadwo Ansong – A graduate of The American University of Antigua, Dr. Ansong will work at an outpatient practice in Kentucky;
  • Victor A. Macias – A graduate of Universidad de Ciencias Medicas de La Habana, Cuba, Dr. Macias will work as an inpatient hospitalist for MVHS;
  • Jessica S. Baik – A graduate of The Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara Facultad De Medicina, Mexico, Dr. Baik will work at an outpatient private practice in California; 
  • Mary J. Bapana – A graduate of St. John’s Medical College, India, Dr. Bapana will work in the MVHS Washington Mills Medical Office; 
  • Benjamin Flinn – A graduate of The University of Vermont, Dr. Flinn will work in outpatient primary care in Vermont; 
  • Pete Htwe – A graduate of the University of Medicine 1 Yangon, Myanmar, Dr. Htwe will work in the MVHS East Utica Medical Office;
  • Angelina M. Nitto – A graduate of Saint George’s University in West Indies, Grenada, Dr. Nitto will work in outpatient and school-based health in Oneonta;
  • Priscilla M. Palomar – A graduate of Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Campinas, Brazil, Dr. Palomar will practice outpatient medicine in Washington;
  • Ronald Siregar – A graduate of Ross University School of Medicine in Miramar, Florida, Dr. Siregar will work in an outpatient practice in California; 
  • Phyu P. Thwe – A graduate of the University of Medicine 1 Yangon, Myanmar, Dr. Thwe will practice primary care at MVHS Medical Group, North Utica office; and 
  • Sun Koo Yoo – A graduate of Saint George’s University in the West Indies, Grenada, Dr. Yoo will work in outpatient care in Longview, Washington.

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