March 20, 2013
VISALIA – Kaweah Delta has selected its first class of resident
physicians for its first two graduate medical education programs – emergency
medicine and family medicine.
From September 2012 through February, Kaweah Delta received
more than 700 applications to the residency programs. The following resident physicians
were chosen to begin Kaweah Delta’s Emergency and Family Medicine programs on
Daniel Fong, MD, University of Toledo
Trung Le, MD, University of Texas at Houston
Sean Oldroyd, DO, Western University of Health Sciences
Ty Philipson, MD, American University of Antigua
Matthew Poliakoff, DO, Lake Erie College
James Tse, DO, Western University of Health Sciences
Fahad Hashmat, MD, Dow Medical College
Kamel Kamel, MD, University of Cairo
Ehab Swehli, MD, University of Al Fateh
Asma Tariq, MD, Aga Khan Medical College
Aisha Umbreen, MD, King Edward Medical College
Marwan Zoghbi, MD, University of Autonoma de Guadalajara
Resident physicians will begin two weeks of orientation on
July 1, before starting their rotations at the district. When they are not
caring for patients, resident physicians will train inside Kaweah Delta’s
Margaret Foley Graduate Medical Education Center. The center houses offices,
classrooms, conference rooms, a lounge and opens up into a newly expanded Lynn
Havard Mirviss Education Center where resident physicians can be observed
training on SimMan®, a portable and advanced patient simulator that challenges
and tests clinical and decision-making skills during realistic patient care
scenarios. Next year, Kaweah Delta will add a Psychiatry Residency
Program. In following years it will add a General Surgery Residency Program and
a Transitional Year Residency Program.
Asked Questions About Resident Physicians
are resident physicians?
A. Resident physicians (or residents) have earned medical (M.D. or
D.O.) degrees after 4 years in medical school. They are then in
“residency,” training for an additional 3 to 5 years to complete their
education in the art and science of medicine and become specialists in their
residents ever work alone?
A. No. Residents are always supervised by our seasoned staff physicians.
Q. Will residents work in all the parts of the hospital?
A. Yes. Residents will “rotate” throughout the entire hospital.
Q. How will I know residents are part of my healthcare team?
A. Residents are instructed to introduce themselves as residents, resident
physicians, or doctors-in-training and their name badges will state that they
are resident physicians.
are the benefits to me of having resident physicians at Kaweah Delta?
A. Having graduates of some of the finest medical schools at Kaweah Delta with
bright young minds, caring hearts and skillful hands will raise the bar for medical
care you’ll receive. Additionally, studies have shown that when resident
physicians work in hospitals the quality of care improves and patients are more