POST GRADUATE YEAR 1

Class of 2025
PHOEBE CRUZ MD
PHOEBE CRUZ, M.D.

“I chose SR-AHEC because of the program diversity and inclusion in both the staff and population here in Fayetteville. In learning through SR-AHEC's integrated care approach to medicine, I hope to become a well-rounded physician enabling me to better serve my community. As an added bonus, SR-AHEC is only a few hours away from my parents, so having my support system so close by is something I am incredibly grateful for!"

theresa MULLARNEY REGETZ DO
THERESA MULLARNEY-REGETZ, D.O.

“I chose SR-AHEC for residency because of the location, ability to enhance my Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment skills, welcoming environment, diverse underserved patient population, and high standards SRAHEC strives to provide for our continuing medical education and our patients.”

FATHIMA FARAH NAUSHAD MD
FATHIMA FARAH NAUSHAD, M.D.

“The entire SR-AHEC team is so welcoming and extremely supportive. The faculty, support staff, and fellow residents are ready to help in every way possible. They made the whole process of transitioning into residency very smooth. I feel incredibly honored to work with a team that values diversity, inclusion, and teaching. The curriculum and training here in SR-AHEC are exactly what I expected from a residency program. I am confident that this program will guide me into becoming the successful physician that I aspire to be."

EMILY NEWTON DO
EMILY NEWTON, D.O.

“I chose SR-AHEC for residency for several reasons. First and foremost, there is a high commitment to providing quality, evidence-based patient care. Second, the program has a true feeling of family. I am confident that training at SR-AHEC will help me to become the best physician I can be. As a Fayetteville native, I feel so fortunate to be able to train locally and am thrilled to be able serve the patients in Fayetteville and the surrounding areas!"

JASON SIMPORE DO
JASON SIMPORE, D.O.

“I chose Southern Regional AHEC for the collegial atmosphere, patient population, and the program's holistic approach to healthcare delivery."

ALLIA VAEZ DO
ALLIA VAEZ, D.O.

“I chose Southern Regional AHEC for its focus on community health and outreach, as this was most important to me in a residency program, as well as the perfect balance of strong inpatient training and outpatient elective opportunities. The warmth, friendliness, and positive group dynamic I experienced during the interview day only further convinced me that SRAHEC would be the perfect program to achieve my educational and career goals."

DAVID WRIGHT MD
DAVID WRIGHT, M.D.

“I’m excited to begin creating this next chapter of my career with SR-AHEC. As an NC native, I appreciate all the opportunities available in this area. This program's co-residents, faculty, and administrative staff feel like family. The facilities at both the clinic and hospital are new, with the latest technology available to support our learning and patient care. I’m grateful to join a team of motivated physicians to ensure equitable, integrative, and evidence-based healthcare."

Tony YANG MD
TONY YANG, M.D.

“After my interview with SR-AHEC, I knew the program was the right fit for me. The faculty, staff and residents that I met made me feel very comfortable throughout the process. I knew right away that they cared about the training and teaching of their residents. With the guidance of such a strong and diverse program, I felt that I would be able to deliver the best care to my future patients. Residency will be tough anywhere, but this program has shown me that you don’t have to go through it alone. I am fortunate to be here and begin my training at this exceptional program!"

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