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Samaritan Graduate Medical Education 2024 Resident Graduation

Published on: July 11, 2024

Watertown, NY Samaritan Graduate Medical Education proudly announces the graduation of its Internal Medicine residents and Family Medicine residents. A graduation ceremony was held on Friday, June 21, 2024, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Watertown. The graduates were celebrated by family, friends, esteemed physician faculty, and respected Samaritan leaders.

Graduates of the Family Medicine residency program, directed by Dr. Benjamin Rudd, are Dr. Rosie Yang, Chief Resident, and Dr. James Hull. Graduates of the Internal Medicine residency program, directed by Dr. Asim Kichloo, are Dr. Jennifer Wachala, Chief Resident, and Dr. Patricia Frith.

The four graduates have accepted positions in medical institutions across the country where they will continue to practice and advance their training and expertise. 

  • Patricia Frith, DO – Hospice and Palliative Care Fellowship at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, Vermont.
  • James Hull, DO – returning to his home state to practice as a Family Medicine physician in Chocowinity, North Carolina
  • Jennifer Wachala, DO – Infectious Disease Fellowship with a concentration in Transplant Infectious Diseases and Immunocompromised Hosts at NYU Langone Hospital, Long Island, New York.
  • Rosie Yang, DO – going to Washington, D.C. to practice as a Family Medicine physician.

“The faculty and all who support the graduate medical education programs appreciate the opportunity to pass along some of what we have learned through our practice experience,” said Dr. David Rechlin, director of Graduate Medical Education. “These young aspiring physicians bring invaluable energy to our work both in the hospital and outpatient practices where they learn. We congratulate them on attaining this milestone in their careers.”

Graduate Medical Education class of 2024: James Hull, DO, Patricia Frith, DO, Jennifer Wachala, DO, and Rosie Yang, DO
Picture here are Dr. James Hull, Dr. Patricia Frith, Dr. Jennifer Wachala, and Dr. Rosie Yang

Samaritan is the only academic teaching facility in Northern New York that attracts medical students and physicians pursuing advanced residency training from across the country. Our medical students and residentphysicians benefit from a comprehensive educational experience, including daily lectures one-on-one clinical exposure in varies specialties, and engagement in clinical research.

Our residency programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). For more information on Graduate Medical Education at Samaritan, visit

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