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Family Medicine Residents Intern Class of 2023-2024

 

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Rachel Gerald, MD

Medical School: Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

Health Center: Greater Roslindale Medical and Dental Center

Rachel was born and raised in Georgia, and she attended Vanderbilt University where she studied English, Psychology, and Women’s and Gender studies. After a service-learning trip to South Africa that focused on how stigma affected HIV care in Johannesburg and experiences in Alternative Spring Breaks, Rachel knew she desired a career in service to others. At the Athens, GA campus of the Medical College of Georgia, Rachel‘s favorite experiences were providing primary care with the Athens Free Mobile Clinic, COVID-19 testing and mass vaccination efforts, door-to-door HIV testing with the Department of Public Health, and any interaction where she got to know her patients well. Rachel is passionate about health equity, community medicine, LGBTQIA+ health, and reproductive justice. She is excited to combine her passions and experiences with training at BMC to become a full-spectrum family medicine physician! Outside of medicine, Rachel loves hosting, cooking, crafting including knitting, cross stitch, and crochet, and spending time with friends and family.


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Corinne Grady, MD, MS

Medical School: Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University

Health Center: East Boston Neighborhood Health Center

Corinne was born and raised in Connecticut. She moved to Georgia for her undergraduate studies at Emory University, where she double majored in Chemistry and Religious Studies. She returned home upon graduation and tried her hand at teaching yoga and high school math and science. Next, she spent a year studying nutrition at Columbia University before conducting research on how sleep restriction impacts food intake and cognitive performance. While attending the Frank H. Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University, she delved into the ways weight stigma shapes medical care and presented research on barriers to challenging fatphobia in medical school at multiple international conferences. She is passionate about interrogating the ways in which medicine often harms patients and communities due to institutionalized racism, sexism and weight stigma. As a family physician, she is committed to providing radically inclusive care that centers patients’ lived experiences. When she’s not at the hospital, she enjoys listening to live music, exploring the outdoors, and spending time with her mom and two younger sisters. 


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Amy He, MD

Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Health Center: Greater Roslindale Medical and Dental Center

Amy grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, before crossing the border for college, where she studied Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology at Harvard University. In college, she was also a team member and elected team captain of the Harvard women's varsity tennis team. Amy spent three years after graduation as a research assistant at Brigham and Women's Hospital studying neurodegenerative diseases using stem cell models. During this period, she discovered her passion for clinical medicine while also volunteering with underserved communities at BMC. Amy continued exploring her interests in health equity through various volunteer experiences in medical school, including at JeffHOPE, a student-run clinic that provides free medical care and supportive resources to people experiencing homelessness in the greater Philadelphia area. Amy is thrilled to return to Boston to pursue her interests in reproductive justice, adolescent health, and health equity. In her free time, she enjoys staying active, redecorating her apartment, and exploring new cities with her partner and dog, Mack!


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Amy He, MD

Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Health Center: Codman Square Health Center

Amy grew up in Virginia, outside of D.C and went to the University of Virginia to study Biology and Psychology. During her time there, she was an EMT at the local rescue squad and developed an interest in social determinants of health. After graduating, she landed at a community health non-profit in rural Alabama called Project Horseshoe Farm. There, she worked in after-school programs, care coordination, a transitional housing program, and a community center. She returned to Virginia for medical school at VCU and was involved in a track focused on underserved populations, and with longitudinal research on the effect of care coordination on health outcomes. Family medicine brought together everything she loves about medicine, and she is so excited to be doing her training at BMC. She is particularly interested in behavioral health, systems-based solutions, and community-based primary care. Outside of medicine, she enjoys indoor gardening, crafting, exploring new places, and great food.


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Julia MacDougall, MD

Medical School: University of Massachusetts T.H. Chan School of Medicine

Health Center: South Boston Community Health Center

Julia grew up in a suburb of Boston and attended American University in Washington, DC, where she studied biology. After graduating, she spent time working in a lab at the University of Pennsylvania studying the immunology of pregnancy and preterm labor, first sparking her interest in parental-child health. She was thrilled to return to Massachusetts to attend the UMass Chan Medical School. As a medical student, she worked with the Worcester Healthy Baby Collaborative to address the city’s infant mortality rate and the racial inequity therein, providing families with safe sleep spaces for their infants and education on safe infant care practices. Her passions for health equity and access, reproductive justice, parental-child health, and community health made BMC a wonderful fit for her and she is excited to get started! In her free time, Julia enjoys going on walks with her husband and their dog, trying new donut shops and breweries, spending time with friends and family, traveling, crafting, watching TV, and reading.


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Jay Mainthia, MD

Medical School: Morehouse School of Medicine

Health Center: South Boston Community Health Center

Jay grew up near Atlanta, Georgia and graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in Biology and Global Health Studies. He worked with the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers as a health coach, assisting in care planning of patients with complex medical, social, and psychiatric needs in a primary care setting. This sparked a passion for Family Medicine that he carried to medical school at the Morehouse School of Medicine. There, he served as Patient Manager and co-director of the school’s student run clinic, founder and president of MSM Students for a National Health Program, and Direct Patient Services Chair of the Atlanta Interdisciplinary Student Hotspotters. He is excited to bring his passion for primary care, advocacy, and health equity to BMC Family Medicine. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with friends, reading, and watching movies.


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Olivia Moscicki, MD

Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Health Center: Codman Square Health Center

Olivia Moscicki grew up in the Boston area and later studied the intersection of power, justice, and medicine at Brown University. Before starting medical school, Olivia spent a summer teaching sewing and weaving to youth in Providence, RI, an autumn building trails in state and national parks across the Southeast, and a spring working at a favorite Boston-area bakery (sadly not as a baker!). While in medical school, Olivia worked with other chronically ill and disabled students to start the Disabled Medical Student Alliance, coordinated pro-bono medical evaluations for people seeking asylum with the Mount Sinai Human Rights Program, and supported patients as a part of the Mount Sinai Doula Project. Outside of medicine, Olivia loves walking too far (sometimes while walking dogs), jumping in natural bodies of water, and dabbling in small creative projects. She is so excited to come back to her hometown and join the BMC community!


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Cecelia Plaehn, MD

Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine

Health Center: South Boston Community Health Center

Cece grew up in Wrentham, MA and studied Political Science and Peace and Conflict Studies at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. This education helped her understand how political and social structures have the largest impact on individuals' safety and health. Following her undergraduate studies, she completed a transformative year of service with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, working in Houston, TX with men in recovery from substance use disorders. She returned to Boston and worked in inpatient psychiatric treatment before beginning medical school. Cece's experience in behavioral health settings informs her advocacy for integrated primary and mental health care. At Creighton University School of Medicine, experiences with the Maya community in Omaha, NE and immigrant and refugee patients in Phoenix, AZ prompted a stronger interest in specific barriers immigrant patients face and a motivation to work with these communities. Cece is excited and grateful to return home to Boston to accompany and serve the patients at BMC. She looks forward to involvement with the community in and outside the hospital. Outside of medicine, she enjoys being active outdoors, exploring her community, cooking vegetarian food, and casual time spent with friends.principles and reproductive ethics. She fell in love with family medicine because of the longitudinal relationships she could build with patients and the broad scope of care that tend to both individual patients and the communities. She is very excited to train at BMC, where she could continue to pursue her passions of bioethics, reproductive justice, health equity, and community health. Outside of medicine, Shannon loves exploring new food and restaurants, spending time outside, traveling, golfing, going to coffee shops, watching TV, and spending time with friends and family.


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Anna Rahrick, MD

Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School

Health Center: Codman Square Health Center

Anna grew up in Owatonna, Minnesota and attended the College of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph, MN, where she majored in Biology. She then spent a year with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Nashville, TN, where she volunteered at a healthcare advocacy nonprofit. Through this position, she advocated for Medicaid expansion by helping people share their healthcare stories with legislators and the public. After this year, Anna began medical school at the University of Minnesota. During her time in med school, she enjoyed volunteering with the school-associated free clinic and spent 9 months in Bemidji, MN for a rural longitudinal clerkship. She also became involved in climate action, working to spread awareness of the intersection between climate change and health. Anna was drawn to BMC because of its strong focus on underserved medicine and combating health inequities. Outside of medicine, she enjoys running, hiking, skiing, cooking all sorts of veggies, and cuddling with her cat, Rosie.

 


 

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Rachel Souza, DO, MS

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Health Center: South Boston Community Health Center

Rachel grew up in Cranston, Rhode Island. She attended Brown University where she earned a degree in Neuroscience and stayed at Brown to pursue a Master of Science degree in Behavioral and Social Health Sciences through their School of Public Health. During her time at Brown, she did visual neuroscience research, worked on addiction medicine clinical trials, and spent some time working as a medical scribe. Through her work there, she grew an interest in population level interventions and policies aiming to improve the health of underserved populations. This led Rachel to want to pursue primary care and attend the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. In medical school, Rachel helped start a First Generation Student Committee and served on the National Student Executive Board of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. She is excited to return to New England to serve communities close to home through BMC's commitment to health equity. In her free time, Rachel enjoys trying new workout classes, baking, exploring new restaurants or trying new recipes of her own.

 


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Karina Suri, MD

Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine

Health Center: East Boston Neighborhood Health Center

Karina was born in Providence, Rhode Island but grew up in Spartanburg, South Carolina. She attended the University of South Carolina where she completed a dual degree in Biology and Psychology with minors in Chemistry and Spanish. She worked in the non-profit sector, focusing on healthcare advocacy and education for rural and underserved communities through the Upstate Area Health Education Center before entering medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC.  During her time in medical school, she served as Vice President of the College of Medicine, established the first chapter of the Latino Medical Student Association, participated in Diabetes education and food insecurity research, and volunteered her time at various free health clinics in her community speaking both English and Spanish. Karina is thrilled to join the BMC Family Medicine Residency Program where she will continue to pursue her passions for patient advocacy and education, while serving the community through primary care. With a Colombian and British Indian background, Karina grew up with diverse cuisines and developed a passion for cooking. When she is not working, you will find Karina spending time with friends and family, working on her art, and protecting her houseplants from her two mischievous kitties, Remi and Moto.

 


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Madelyn Vincent, MD

Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine

Health Center: Codman Square Health Center

Madelyn was born and raised in Franklin, TN, a suburb just south of Nashville. She went to college at the University of Alabama, where she majored in Biology and minored in Psychology and Spanish. During college she worked as a certified peer health educator with Project Health and gave presentations to students around campus on various health topics, including substance abuse, mental health, and nutrition. During this time she also completed a summer internship with Remote Area Medical, a non-profit organization that travels across the country to coordinate and operate mobile healthcare clinics in urban and rural medically underserved areas. After seeing the impact of not having adequate access to medical care, and how many people in the United States struggle with this issue due to financial or physical constraints, she decided to pursue medicine and ultimately primary care. She attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine in Memphis, TN. During medical school, she volunteered with A Step Ahead Foundation, an organization that provides free access to long acting reversible contraceptives to women in Memphis. She also engaged in research for the UT Family Medicine Clinic to improve Tdap and Influenza vaccination rates in pregnant patients, which was presented at the TN Academy of Family Physicians Annual Scientific Assembly. She is so excited to join the BMC family, and pursue her interests in working with urban underserved communities, lifestyle medicine, behavioral medicine and public health. Outside of medicine, she loves lifting weights, hiking and reading.