Delta Health System Welcomes Residents

Delta Health System Welcomes Residents

Iris Stacker, Delta Health System Chief Executive Officer, announced the incoming Mississippi Delta Family Medicine Residents began their three-year program June 30, 2023. The new residents joined the current thirteen residents who have completed first and second-year rotations.

“The residency program recently graduated the inaugural class and now we welcome the fourth class to the program. I take pleasure in knowing that these seven physicians have worked alongside our team to share in providing excellent care to all they serve. The Mississippi Delta Family Medicine Residency will continue to increase the access of care to our community and the Delta Region,” said Stacker.

The Mississippi Delta Family Medicine Residency Program New Residents 2023:

  • Kebrina Bartley, M.D., Caribbean Medical University, Curacao
  • Matthew Chavez, M.D., St. George’s University, Grenada
  • Faith Hagler, M.D., Trinity School of Medicine, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Shalvi Parikh, M.D., Smt. N.H.L. Municipal Medical Ahmedabad, India
  • Aneri Patel, M.D., G.C.S. Medical College, Ahmedabad, India
  • Lauren Stevens, D.O., William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Hattiesburg, MS
  • Sana Yaklur, M.D., Trinity School of Medicine, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

The Mississippi Medical Education and Research Consortium (MSMERC) strives to create learner and patient centered environments that stress compassionate care, integrity, inclusivity, academic excellence, scholarship, adaptability, and social responsibility. The first-year residency program includes many facets such as Didactics and Presentations, Communications, Nursing Home, and Scholarly Activity and Research.

Didactics and Presentations: The Program ensures that the residents are provided comprehensive and current education on medical topics and healthcare systems issues through required weekly four- hour didactic sessions.

Communications: The Program provides resources for ongoing resident development in communication skills and interpersonal relationship building among peers, faculty, staff, and patients and their families.

Nursing Home: The Program provides a geriatrics education experience through nursing home exposure.

Scholarly Activity and Research: The Program provides support for residents to take advantage of the wealth of research possibilities within the Family Practice clinical setting, healthcare systems, and the Delta community and population served.

“The Mississippi Delta Family Medicine Residency Program has shown much progress since inception in 2020. The latest residents will continue to move the needle forward as each brings their talents and skills to the table. I am proud of where this program began and where it is today,” said Courtney Phillips, MSMERC President & CEO South Sunflower Hospital.