Medical Education: <br /> News & Events

Medical Education:
News & Events

News Releases

Firelands Regional Medical Education program offers trainees in our osteopathic graduate medical education and undergraduate medical education numerous activities to maintain a healthy balance between a robust training experience and a balanced lifestyle.

Please choose a link below to learn about the various news and events which feature our trainees.

Bowling Night 2014

Bowling Night 2014 provided Firelands Medical Education Residents and Interns, along with their families, an evening of entertainment and camaraderie. Faculty members along with members of Firelands Regional Medical Center’s Senior Management also participated in the evening event.

Firelands Medical Education Resident featured in St. Jude's "Promise" magazine

Kendra von der Embse, DO, family medicine resident at Firelands Regional Medical Center, was recently featured in St. Jude’s Promise, Winter 2014 magazine. The story was one of six articles that highlighted former St. Jude patients who have gone on to pursue a career in the medical field. Click here to read about Kendra von der Embse, DO.

Firelands Medical Education Center Medical Education Celebrates 31st Graduation

The Sandusky Yacht Club served as the backdrop as six physicians were
recognized during the 31st graduation ceremony for Firelands Regional Medical Center’s Medical Education program. Eric Mast, DO, Director, Medical Education/Family Medicine Residency at Firelands Regional Medical Center, recognized the following graduates of the 2010 - 2013 Family Medicine Residency Class and the 2012 - 2013 Internship Class:

  • Elizabeth M. Gomes, DO – Family Medicine Residency
  • Kristin N. Pollock, DO – Family Medicine Residency
  • Rick W. Tobey, DO – Family Medicine Residency
  • Nicholas R. Appleby, DO – Traditional Rotating Internship
  • Adam R. Bowling, DO – Traditional Rotating Internship
  • L. Tyson Sloan, DO – Traditional Rotating Internship

Martin Tursky, CEO of Firelands Regional Medical Center provided welcoming comments to the graduates and those in attendance.

After receiving their awards and certificates, graduates presented awards to area physicians who were instrumental in providing instruction and guidance during the year.

Kari Ketvertis, M.D. was recognized as the recipient of the Family Medicine Residency Preceptor of the Year Award. Todd Rambasek, M.D., was recognized with the Internship Preceptor of the Year Award.

The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Outstanding Physician Awards were presented to Greg Grant, D.O. (Primary Care Physician); Michael Blank,M.D. (Specialty Care); Tara Williams, M.D. (Primary Care Specialty Physician); and Elizabeth Gomes, DO (Resident Physician).

The Presentation of Appreciation Award recognized Kristen Pollock, DO, Chief Resident. Family Health Services Clinic Preceptors were also recognized and included Reagan E.A. Bristol, DO, Kari M. Ketvertis, MD, Luis L. Perez, DO, James E. Preston, DO, John F. Ramey, DO, and Larry E. Robinson, Jr., DO.

The evening concluded with a Benediction from James E. Preston, DO, Ohio University CORE Assistant Dean.