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YAKIMA, WA – Central Washington Family Medicine Residency Program, a service of Community Health of Central Washington (CHCW), is pleased to announce that it had recruited Dr. Julia Hamilton, DO, Dr. Nathan Lilya, DO, Dr. Jennifer Kohnlein, DO, and Dr. Vanessa Herring, DO, for its Class of 2016 in Ellensburg and Yakima. These new residents are four of the ten residents who will be making up the Class of 2016. The six remaining residents will be named in March.
Dr. Hamilton holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in Music and Biochemistry from the University of Washington, Seattle and will receive her Doctor of Osteopathy degree from Western University of Health Sciences/College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Pomona, CA in May 2013. She will be completing the residency’s rural training experience in Ellensburg.
Dr. Lilya holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemistry and Human Biology from Lewis-Clark State College and a graduate degree in Health Professions Education from Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ. In addition, he’ll be receiving his Doctor of Osteopathy degree from Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ in May 2013. Dr. Lilya will be joining Dr. Hamilton in Ellensburg.
Dr. Kohnlein holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Sports Medicine and English from Pepperdine University and will receive her Doctor of Osteopathy degree in May 2013 from Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Yakima. She will be completing training in Yakima.
Dr. Herring holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Neuroscience from Agnes Scott College, Decanter, GA, and is slated to receive her Doctor of Osteopathy degree in June 2013 from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, PA. She will be joining Dr. Kohnlein in Yakima for her residency training.
Dedicated to improving access to health care, the CWFM residency program recruits a diverse group of self-directed learners interested in working with rural and underserved populations. The program is committed to the development of excellent, board certified family physicians with demonstrated clinical, technical and interpersonal competencies.