About the Program

  • Began in 2014
  • First graduating class 2015
  • Fully Accredited by ACGME
  • Open to 15 residents
  • Offers core rotations at ARMC, VAMC, 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 (safe, efficient, effective, patient-centered, equitable, timely), 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 well-being and 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


$59,314.82/year   PGY-1 
$61,390.84/year   PGY-2
$63,455.67/year   PGY-3
$65,763.39/year   PGY-4



20 days annually – (no accumulation, including holidays)

CME days

5 (annually - no accumulation)


$1,000 annual stipend ($500/July & $500/Jan.)

(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, laptop, dragon microphone (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


A.     Family medicine continuity clinic

  1. 1650 in-person patient encounters over PGY1-PGY 3
  2. 165 must be < 10
  3. 165 must be >60 years of age
  4. Must see patients in Continuity Clinic at least 40 weeks of the year

B.     Internal Medicine

  1. 600 hours (or six months)
  2. 750 patient encounters dedicated to the care of hospitalized adult patients
  3. At least 100 hours (or one month)  or 15 patient encounters must be  in ICU

C.     Surgery

  1. At least 100 hours (or one month) dedicated to the care of surgical patients
  2. This experience must include operating room experience

D.     Gynecology

  1. At least 100 hours (or one month) or 125 patient encounters

E.     Obstetrics

  1. At least 200 hours (or two months) dedicated to participating in deliveries

F.      Pediatrics

  1. A minimum of 200 hours (or two months)
  2. 250 patient encounters of ill child patients in the hospital or emergency setting
  3. Minimum of 75 inpatient encounters
  4. Minimum of 75 emergency department encounters
  5. A minimum of 200 hours (or two months) or 250 patients in ambulatory setting
  6. A minimum of 40 newborn patient encounters

G.     Emergency Medicine

  1. 200 hours (or two months) or 250 patient encounters

H.    Ortho/Sports Medicine

  1. 200 hours (or two months)

I.       Geriatrics

  1. At least 100 hours or (or one month) or 125 patient encounters
  2. Long term care must occur over a minimum of 24 months

J.      Dermatology

  1. 1 block month

K.    Behavioral Medicine

  1. 2 block months

L.     Community Medicine/Occupational Health

  1. 1 block month (two weeks each)

M.   Practice Management

  1. At least 100 hours (or one month)  

N.     Radiology

  1. 1 block month
  2. Diagnostic imaging interpretation
  3. Nuclear medicine therapy pertinent to family medicine

O.    Nephrology

  1. 1 block month

P.      Palliative Care

  1. 1 block month

Q.    Urology/Ophthalmology

  1. 1 block month (two weeks each)

R.     Hematology/Oncology

  1. 1 block month (two weeks each)

S.      Electives

  1. 300 hours (or three months)


Formal didactics include:

  • Journal Club
  • Noon Conferences (Tuesdays, 12-1 pm)
  • Lecture Series (Wednesdays, 12-4 pm)
  • 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 
  • 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

Adena Cancer Center

Off-site Rotations

PACCAR Medical Education Center

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


Additional Board Certified FM Residency Attending Physicians:


Year 1

1 Block - Family Medicine Clinic/Orientation
2 Blocks - MED AM /Hospital Service Days Rotation
1 Block - MED PM/Hospital Service Nights Rotation
1 Block - Intensive Care Unit
1 Block - Community Medicine Wellness Center West & Hope Clinic/Occupational Health
1 Block - Cardiology
1 Block - Pediatrics-Ambulatory/Newborn
2 Blocks - Obstetrics
1 Block - Surgery
1 Block - Emergency Medicine
1 Block - Elective 
Begin 24 month Geriatrics longitudinal experience at VA

Year 2

2 Blocks - MED AM/Hospital Service Days Rotation
1 Block - Pediatrics - ED
1 Block - Orthopedics
1 Block - Family Medicine Residency Clinic
1 Block - Psychiatry-Outpatient (VAMC)
1 Block - Pediatrics Inpatient (NCH)
1 Block - Nephrology
1 Block - Gynecology
1 Block - Sports Medicine
1 Block - Palliative Care
2 Blocks - Elective

Year 3

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

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





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

Eric Patten, MD

Hometown: Chicago, IL
Medical Education: Ross University School of Medicine

Post-Graduate Year 2 (PGY 2)


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


John Tholany, DO

Hometown: Congress, NY
Medical Education: Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Post-Graduate Year 3 (PGY 3)


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