Six new residents in the second year of the residency program at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center


POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (KFVS) – New residents are participating in the medical residency program at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center (PBRMC).

There are six residents from around the world in their first year.

Six other residents have started their second year.

“We have always believed that our region would be an excellent place to train doctors due to our well-trained and energetic medical staff, well-equipped hospital facility, and diverse patient population.” said program director Matthew J Riffle.

The PBRMC Internal Medicine Residency Program is the only postgraduate medical training program in southeastern Missouri.

“We have three current interns who have expressed interest in staying at Poplar Bluff after completing their residency,” said Caitlyn Wilfong.

Wilfong is the GME program coordinator.

“We’re lucky this year because we’ve paired up some outstanding residents, including three local Missouri residents,” she said.

They received 900 applications from students.

Among them, 80 were interviewed.

The National Resident Matching Program then used an algorithm to match applicants to hospital rankings.

“In our ongoing evaluation of how to better serve our combined service area, the new internal medicine residency program enables us to train and retain quality physicians,” said Rick Naegler, CEO. “The combined commitment of our dedicated physician leaders and the leadership of our organization to deliver a top-notch education program in a caring environment will enable us to sustain quality health care in the communities we serve. »

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