JB Graduate excited to rejoin the tristate family with new Meritus residency

15 March 2024- For one James Buchanan High graduate, matching with the Meritus Family Medicine Residency Program is a chance to practice medicine where she grew up. 

Ashley Moats, who played volleyball for the Rockets before graduating in 2014, said she and her fiancé are looking forward to moving back to the tristate area after she graduates from Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine in North Carolina this spring. 

She worked at Meritus Medical Center briefly as part of her training, and knew it was right for her.  

“I could see myself working there as a resident in training for the next three years, and maybe longer,” she said March 15, known as Match Day for residency programs across the country. 

Each year, on the heels of graduation, medical students nationwide eagerly await announcements for where they “matched,” meaning where they will spend their next several years in residency. 

Medical residency programs serve as structured apprenticeships leading to board certification in a particular specialty. A resident is a physician who is enrolled in this apprenticeship or residency and is overseen by board-certified faculty physicians.  

The highly selective process results in six medical school graduates being matched with the  family medicine program at Meritus. 

“We are honored to be able to help shape the next generation of compassionate family  physicians,” said Dr. Brad Miller, Meritus Family Medicine Residency Program. “Our highly skilled faculty physicians and colleagues will oversee the next three years of apprenticeship for these six new graduates. Our faculty work closely with the resident physicians which  means that our patients have a unique opportunity to participate in this journey.” 

In addition to Ashley, the Meritus Family Medicine Residency Program Class of 2027 includes graduates from Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina: 

• Meghana Annadata, American University of Antigua College of Medicine 

• Lawrence Barnoski, Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine 

• Ashika Chaluvadi, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine 

• Nancy Tran, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine 

• Thuy Vuong, Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine 

We invite you to find out more information on the services that Meritus Family Medicine  offers for you and your family. Learn more at https://www.meritushealth.com/locations/meritus-family-medicine-robinwood.