The UNMC Department of Psychiatry Residency Program matched its first class with doctors who trained in the Midwest and a doctor who attended medical school almost 4,000 miles away.
The department found out the program filled all four residency positions on March 16 and received the names of the matched applicants on March 20. Joining UNMC this summer will be Dr. Michaelyn Everhart, Dr. Matthew Kelly, Dr. Andi Ngo and Dr. Emily Royer. Dr. Ngo, who is also a trained pharmacist, attended the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine while Dr. Everhart attended at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Both Dr. Kelly and Dr. Royer are graduates of UNMC.
“This is a great class,” said Residency Program Director Dr. Daniel Gih. “It was a long process to screen, interview, and rank our first class, and so many people helped this search. I’m excited by the news that we matched with first-class people. We now have an opportunity to shape the next generation of Nebraska mental health providers.”
Dr. Gih, Residency Associate Program Director Dr. Jeana Benton, Residency Coordinator Ellie Rashid and UNMC Psychiatry Chair Dr. Howard Liu met with the new residents via Zoom on Tuesday, March 31.
“It’s great to connect with the residents, and it will be wonderful to see them in person when they arrive in June,” said Dr. Gih.
The 2020-2021 Psychiatry Residents
Hometown: Burlington, Kansas
Undergrad: University of Kansas (Behavioral Neuroscience)
Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine
Hobbies: aerial arts performance, singing
Hometown: Papillion, Nebraska
Undergrad: UNL (Biochemistry)
Medical School: UNMC
Hobbies: reading, writing, cooking, aviation, religion, hiking
Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii
Undergrad: Creighton University (Pharmacology)
Medical School: University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine
Hobbies: mediation, reading fantasy and science fiction novels
Hometown: Elkhorn, Nebraska and Kalamazoo, Michigan
Undergrad: UNO (Sociology)
Medical School: UNMC
Hobbies: spending time with family, walking dogs, home renovation, interior design, producing short films.