About the Program

  • Began in 2014
  • First graduating class 2015
  • Fully Accredited by ACGME
  • Open to 15 residents
  • Offers core rotations at ARMC and Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  • Balance of academic training combined with hands-on experiences
  • Features a research component
  • Incorporates scholarly activities including case presentations and lecture opportunities
  • AAFP

Mission Statement

The Adena Family Medicine Residency Program is committed to being the leader in our region by providing compassionate, high quality evidence-based care. We are dedicated to educating residents in a socially responsible and culturally appropriate way. We strive to meet the health care needs of Ross County and the surrounding communities we serve by promoting preventative medicine and holistic health education.


Application Requirements

The Graduate Medical Education Committee reviews the selection/interview criteria for resident candidates annually.  The residency program is interested in identifying candidates with a strong commitment to family medicine who have the documented educational background and/or experience to succeed in residency training in family medicine.  Application through the Electronic Residency Application Service is required, excellent communication skills are expected, and a clear commitment to the philosophy of family medicine is required.  Preference is given to graduates from medical school in the last two years (or those who have pursued medical education since graduation), those who have passed the COMLEX or USMLE Steps 1 & 2 on their first attempts, and those who have been recommended by family physicians.  Candidates may be screened for a history of unprofessional behavior that might be of concern by the American Board of Family Medicine professionalism requirements. It is the policy of Adena Health System not to sponsor individuals for immigration status unless warranted by exceptional circumstances and/or business necessity. All residents must be eligible for a training certificate from the Ohio State Medical Board and have verified graduation from a US medical school (or be an ECFMG certified graduate of an international medical school).  All residents must be able to be insured for professional liability through the Adena Health System insurer.

Resident Benefits


$60,501.12/year   PGY-1  
$62,618.66/year   PGY-2
$64,724.78/year   PGY-3
$67,078.66/year   PGY-4



20 days annually – (no accumulation, including holidays)


CME days

5 (annually - no accumulation)


An annual stipend paid.

(Hot lunch provided Tues, noon conference)

Prof. Dev. Fund

$1,500 annual credit

(conference attendance, lodging, meals, educational materials, e-books, educational apps,stethoscope, trauma shears, NO electronic equipment)


Reimbursement (one time only provision)


One (1) white coats provided (Year 1)


Health, dental, and vision insurance

Paid Medical Malpractice

(Acts incurred while employed by/at the direction of Adena)

Paid Memberships

Specialty specific

iPhone, laptop, dragon microphone

iPhone and laptop (during residency)

Business Cards


And, most importantly, you will receive an outstanding educational experience in a friendly, southern Ohio community!

Graduate Medical Education Resident Employment Agreement


Formal didactics include:

  • Journal Club
  • Noon Conferences (Tuesdays, 12-1 pm)
  • Lecture Series (Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
  • Morbidity & Mortality Conferences
  • Board Review Questions
  • Attending Physician Lectures
  • OMM Lectures
  • Behavioral Science Lectures
  • Patient Safety/Risk Management Lectures
  • Fatigue Awareness/Management
  • Practice Management
  • Procedure Workshops
  • Up-to-date & Evidence-based medicine
  • Interactive group sessions
  • Hands-on procedural simulations
  • Incorporate core faculty, all residents, local and regional specialists


Family Medicine Residency Clinic

  • Offers a diversity of patient pathology
  • Community oriented
  • Patient-centered
  • Located on main campus
  • Open 8 a.m.- 8 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday - Friday (Closed on weekends)
  • Offers same-day appointments
  • Expert primary care for newborns to seniors
  • Accepts most insurances and forms of payment, including self-pay & Medicaid

Adena Regional Medical Center (ARMC)

  • Core hospital of Adena Health System located in Ross County
  • Services more than 12 counties in the South Central Ohio region
  • 261 bed capacity
  • 100 bed new emergency department
  • 24-Hour Cardiology cath lab
  • Telestroke capabilities with direct access to The Ohio State University stroke center
  • Helipad with rapid transport capabilities w/Medflight of Ohio to tertiary care centers
  • Da Vinci Robot surgeries

Off-site Rotations

  • Ross County Health Department enhances the Community Medicine (PGY-1) rotation
  • Pediatric (PGY-2) rotations are supported by Nationwide Children's in Columbus, OH
  •  Longitudinal Geriatric (PGY-2 and PGY-3) rotations are held at Edgewood Manor in Greenfield, OH
  • Ophthalmology rotations are held locally at Southern Ohio Eye Associates

PACCAR Medical Education Center

  • $19 million dollar facility
  • State-of-the-art David Meade Massie Virtual Hospital
  • Houses didactics and many simulation activities


Additional Board Certified FM Residency Attending Physicians:


Year 1

1 Block - Family Medicine Clinic/Orientation
3 Blocks - MED AM /Hospital Service Days Rotation
1 Block - MED PM/Hospital Service Nights Rotation
1 Block - Intensive Care Unit
1 Block - Community Medicine
1 Block - Women's Health
1 Block - Pediatrics-Ambulatory/Newborn
2 Blocks - Obstetrics
1 Block - Surgery
1 Block - Emergency Medicine

Year 2

2 Blocks - MED AM/Hospital Service Days Rotation
1 Block - Pediatrics ED (Adena/NCH)
1 Block - Family Medicine Residency Clinic
1 Block - Behavioral Health 
1 Block - Pediatrics Inpatient (NCH)
1 Block - Nephrology
1 Block - Cardiology
1 Block - Sports Medicine
1 Block - Palliative Care
3 Blocks - Elective

*24 month Geriatrics longitudinal experience begins*

Year 3

1 Block - Geriatrics
1 Block - Practice Management
1 Block - Hematology/Oncology
1 Block - Dermatology
1 Block - MED AM/Hospital Service Days Rotation
1 Block - Psychiatry-Addiction
1 Block - Radiology/ENT (2 weeks each)
1 Block - Elective/Ophthalmology (2 weeks each)
1 Block - Pediatrics Ambulatory/Newborn
4 Blocks - Electives

*24 month Geriatrics longitudinal experience continues

Contact Us

If you would like to find out more about this program including general information, setting up audition rotations, application process, schedules, and more please contact us.

Adena Health System
Graduate Medical Education Department
PACCAR Medical Education Center
446 Hospital Road
Chillicothe, OH  45601

Katelyn N. Maxwell, Family Medicine Residency Program Manager
Phone: 740.779.8830
Fax: 740.779.8508

Joei Gill,  Undergraduate Medical Education Program Manager
Phone: 740-779-7067 
Fax: 740-779-8508



Post-Graduate Year 1 (PGY 1)

Francesca Cocchiarale, DO

Hometown: Columbus, OH
Medical School: University of Pikeville - Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine


Daniel Haught, MD

Hometown: Marietta, OH
Medical School: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine

Jennifer Hicks, DO

Hometown: London, OH
Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

Heidi Page, MD

Hometown: Wichita, KS
Medical School: University of Medicine and Health Sciences, St. Kitts


Anna Tantari, DO

Hometown: Lewis Center, OH
Medical School: Lincoln Memorial University - DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine

Post-Graduate Year 2 (PGY 2)


Jade Funck, DO

Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Medical Education: Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine

Daniel Kernan, DO

Hometown: Dublin, OH
Medical Education: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Lyndsie Pfeifer, DO

Hometown: Hamden, Ohio
Medical Education: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

William O’Neal, MD

Hometown: Connersville, IN
Medical Education: Indiana University School of Medicine

Post-Graduate Year 3 (PGY 3)


Tierni Moore, MD

Hometown: St. Paris, OH
Medical Education: The Ohio State University College of Medicine


Ramona Myers, DO

Hometown: Albuquerque, NM
Medical Education: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine - New York


Mishel Simoni, MD

Hometown: Colton, CA
Medical Education: St. George's University School of Medicine

Recent Graduates


Mark Gjurashaj, DO

Hometown: Palm Harbor, FL
Undergraduate Education: St. Petersburg College, FL
Medical Education: University of Pikeville - Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: Exercise & weightlifting, football, hockey, computer programming, music

Kayla Hazlett, DO

Hometown: London, OH
Undergraduate Education: Wright State University
Medical Education: University of Pikeville - Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: Former college basketball player, hiking, running, playing sports as well as painting/drawing, crochet and crafts 

Kathleen McCauley, DO

Hometown: Gallipolis, Ohio
Undergraduate Education: Ohio University
Medical Education: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: Fishing, hiking, observing wildlife, other outdoor activities, traveling and spending time with family, friends and pets

Jarryd Rivera, MD

Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
Undergraduate Education: The Ohio State University
Medical Education: Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica
Hobbies: Travel (International mission work), fitness and sports





Family Medicine Residency