Student Life April 4 2019

20 Xavier Alumni Matched for Medical/Dental Residencies

New Orleans LA -- The Premedical Office at Xavier University of Louisiana has been able to confirm that at least 20 Xavier alumni – and soon-to-be medical doctors and dentists – were successfully matched for first-year residency positions on the traditional “Match Day”.

For students participating in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP), or “The Match”, it is the culmination of a year’s work to secure a Match, which requires multiple applications, visitations, interviews, and evaluations. The students enter their choices into a computer, in order of preference. At the same time, residency program directors nationwide enter similar rank order lists for the students they have interviewed.

Lists from each group are sent to the NRMP headquarters in Washington DC, where a computer matches students and residency programs. The Match is programmed to give students their highest choice possible. Results are released simultaneously throughout the nation.

Xavier is first among the nation’s colleges and universities in the number of African American graduates who go on to complete medical school.

 Future Xavier MDs and DDs who were matched and place of residency were:

 Kristia Abernathy ’15, family medicine residency at Southern Illinois University Medical School-Springfield IL; Alexis Bryant ’15, general practice residency (dentistry) at Bronxcare Hospital in Bronx NY; Nicholas Alexander ‘12, internal medicine residency at the Navy Medical Center in Portsmouth VA; Brianna Ali ’15, internal medicine residency at the Morehouse University School of Medicine; Wyndy Bailey ’14, psychiatry residency at the UCLA Drew School of Medicine; Jamie Bolden ’15, general surgery residency at LSU-New Orleans Medical School; Chrystina Clinton ’14, general surgery residency at Florida State University Medical School; Chinedu Echebelem ’15, anesthesiology residency at the University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center; Beunca Graffee ’13, anesthesiology residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center; Leneshia Haynes ’13, general practice residency (dentistry) at LSU School of Dentistry; Thuy-Linh Nguyen ’15, international medicine residency the University of Texas-San Antonio Medical Center; Jordan Powell Vaughn ’15, emergency medicine residency at LSU-New Orleans Medical School; Tyra Reece ’09, pediatrics residency at the UCSF-Fresno School of Medicine; Christina Richardson ’12, family medicine residency at LSU-New Orleans Medical School; Fizza Sajid ’14, internal medicine at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Queens NY; Theresia Sutherlin ’15, pediatrics, psychiatry, and child/adolescent psychiatry residency at the Tulane University School of Medicine; Kamberly Tate ’15, advanced education in general dentistry residency at NYU-Langone Health System in Atlanta GA; Terrence Thompson ’13, OB/GYN residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center; Vi Tran ’10, neurology residency at the University of South Alabama Medical School; and Gerard Williams Jr., ’13, orthopedic surgery residency at the Howard University School of Medicine.