Class of 2014: Where are they now?

Alyson Vokes, DO, Class of 2014

We are pleased to share with you this list of internship and residency placements for TCOM’s graduating class of 2014.

In keeping with our mission, many of our graduates entered primary care (Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Pediatrics) residencies. However, as a number of them also entered specialty programs such as Anesthesiology, Surgery or Psychiatry.

Note: Some graduates will enter the residency program after an internship year. Number in parenthesis ( ) indicates the number of graduates who matched to the same program if there was more than one.

Anesthesiology

Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Case Western University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH
Univ. of Texas Health Science Ctr.,San Antonio (2), San Antonio, TX
Tulane Univ. School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
State Univ. of New York – Downstate Medical Ctr. Brooklyn, NY
Univ. of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
Univ. of Texas Medical School, Houston, TX
Univ. of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Oklahoma City, OK
Louisiana State Univ. Health Science Ctr. (2), Shreveport, LA

Child Neurology

Case Western Univ. Hospitals, Cleveland, OH
Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH
Univ. of Alabama Medical Center, Birmingham, AL

Dermatology

Univ. of Cincinnati Medical Ctr., Cincinnati, OH

Emergency Medicine

John Peter Smith Hospital (2), Fort Worth, TX
UT Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX
UT Southwestern Medical School, Austin, TX
Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital, Corpus Christi, TX
Darnall Army Medical Center, Fort Hood, TX
Hahnemann Univ. Hospitals, Philadelphia, PA
Albert Einstein/Jacobi Medical Ctr., Bronx, NY
Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City Program, Kansas City, MO
Genesys Regional Medical Ctr., Grand Blanc, MI
Mercy Memorial Hospital, Monroe, MI
Ohio Valley Medical Ctr., Wheeling, WV
University Hospital Richmond Medical Ctr., Richmond Heights, OH
Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, Wyandotte, MI

Family Medicine

John Peter Smith Hospital (2), Fort Worth, TX
Baylor College of Medicine (2), Houston, TX
Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital (6), Corpus Christi, TX
Scott & White Clinic (2), Temple, TX
Texas Tech Univ. Health Science Ctr. Affiliates (2), Amarillo, TX
Texas Tech Univ. Health Science Ctr. Affiliates (2), Lubbock, TX
Univ. of Texas Health Science Ctr. San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
Memorial Hermann Hospital (3), Sugar Land, TX
Univ. of Texas Medical Branch (2), Galveston, TX
San Jacinto Methodist Hospital (2), Baytown, TX
Plaza Medical Ctr. (3), Fort Worth, TX
Univ. of Texas Health Center, Tyler, TX
Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine/
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Baylor Medical Center (2), Garland, TX
Bethesda Hospital, Cincinnati, OH
Choctaw Nation Health Services Authority, Talihina, OK
Christ Community Health Services, Memphis, TN
Christa Santa Rosa, San Antonio, TX
Conroe Regional Medical Ctr., Conroe, TX
Danville Regional Medical Ctr., Danville, VA
David Grant Medical Ctr., Travis Air Force Base, CA
Eglin Hospital, Eglin Air Force Base, FL
Glendale Adventist Medical Ctr., Glendale, CA
In His Image Family Medicine, Tulsa, OK
Robert Packer Hospital/Guthrie Clinic, Sayre, PA
Mercy Hospital, St. Louis, MO
Natividad Medical Ctr., Salinas, CA
Navy Hospital Camp LeJeune, Camp LeJeune, NC
Rowan School of Medicine/Christ Hospital, Jersey City, NJ
Univ. of California Medical Ctr., San Diego, CA
Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City Programs, Kansas City, MO
Univ. of Wyoming, Casper, WY
Bay Area Corpus Christi Hospital, Corpus Christi, TX
Methodist Charlton Medical Ctr., Dallas, TX
LSU University Hospital & Clinics, Lafayette, LA

General Surgery

Univ. of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville, FL
Medical Ctr. of Central Georgia/Mercer School of Medicine, Macon, GA
Univ. of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, NM
State Univ. of New York School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY
Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Internal Medicine

Scott & White Clinics (4), Temple, TX
Univ. of Texas Health Science Ctr. San Antonio (2), San Antonio, TX
Univ. of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
Univ. of Texas Medical School (2), Houston, TX
Louisiana State Univ. Health Science Ctr. (2), Shreveport, LA
Methodist Health System (2), Dallas, TX
William Beaumont Army Medical Ctr., El Paso, TX
Good Shepherd Medical Ctr. (3), Longview, TX
Brooke Army Medical Ctr., San Antonio, TX
Texas Tech Univ. Health Science Ctr. Affiliates, Amarillo, TX
Texas Tech Univ. Health Science Ctr. Affiliates, El Paso, TX
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Ctr., Winston-Salem, NC
Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City Programs, Kansas City, MO
Univ. of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
Univ. of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Tulsa, OK
University Hospital, Cleveland, OH
Bay Area Corpus Christi Med. Ctr. (2), Corpus Christi, TX
Plaza Medical Ctr., Fort Worth, TX
Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago, IL
Palmetto General Hospital, Hialeah, FL
Beaumont Health System, Royal Oak, MI
Sacred Heart Health System, Pensacola, FL

Internal Medicine-Pediatrics

Univ. of Texas Medical School, Houston, TX
Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City Programs, Kansas City, MO
Univ. of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Tulsa, OK
Albany Medical Ctr., Albany, NY

Medicine-Preliminary

Exempla St. Joseph Hospital, Denver, CO
Scott & White Clinic, Temple, TX

Medicine-Psychiatry

Univ. of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS

Neurosurgery

St. John Providence Health System, Warren, MI

Neurology

UT Southwestern Medical Ctr., Dallas, TX
Univ. of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Univ. of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville, FL
Baylor University Medical Ctr. (2), Dallas, TX
John Peter Smith Hospital, Fort Worth, TX
Texas Tech Univ. Health Science Ctr. Affiliates (2), Amarillo, TX
Texas Tech Univ. Health Science Ctr. Affiliates, El Paso, TX
Texas Tech Univ. Health Science Ctr. Affiliates, Odessa, TX
Univ. of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga, TN
Univ. of Buffalo School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Oakland, MI
St. John Providence Health System, Warren, MI
Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA
Mercy Hospital and Medical Ctr., Chicago, IL

Ophthalmology

Univ. of Louisville, Louisville, KY
St. John Providence Health System, Warren, MI

Orthopedic Surgery

Plainview Hospital, Plainview, NY
Community Memorial Health System, Ventura, CA
Meadowlands Hospital Medical Ctr, Secaucus, NJ

Otolaryngology & Facial Plastic Surgery

St. John Providence Health Sys, Warren, MI
McLaren-Oakland, Pontiac, MI

Pathology

Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
Univ. of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Oklahoma City, OK
Baylor University Medical Ctr., Dallas, TX
Penrose Hospital, Colorado Springs, CO

Pediatrics

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, OH
Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH
Scott & White Clinic (5), Temple, TX
Univ. of Texas Health Science Ctr. San Antonio (2), San Antonio, TX
Univ. of Texas Medical School, Houston, TX
UT Southwestern Medical School (2), Austin, TX
Univ. of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Oklahoma City, OK
Univ. of Oklahoma College of Medicine (2), Tulsa, OK
Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO
Detroit Wayne County Health Authority, Detroit, MI
Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners, Grand Rapids, MI
Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA
Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA
Univ. of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (2), Little Rock, AR
Univ. of Nebraska Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha, NE

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Baylor University Medical Ctr., Dallas, TX
UT Southwestern Medical Ctr., Dallas, TX
UT Southwestern Medical School, Austin, TX
Psychiatry
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Univ. of Texas Health Science Ctr. San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
UT Southwestern Medical School, Austin, TX
Good Samaritan Regional Medical Ctr., Corvallis, OR
Univ. of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics, Madison, WI

Psychiatry/Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Univ. of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
Radiology
Baylor College of Medicine (3), Houston, TX
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Univ. of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Oklahoma City, OK
Oklahoma State Univ. Medical Center, Tulsa, OK
Univ. of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR

Surgery (Preliminary)

Univ. of Texas Health Science Ctr. San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

Rotating Internship

Good Samaritan Regional Medical Ctr., Corvallis, OR
Largo Medical Ctr., Largo, FL
St. Mary Mercy Hospital, Livonia, MI
Peconic Bay Med. Ctr., Riverhead, NY
Bluefield Regional Med. Ctr., Bluefield, WV

Transitional Internship

Madigan Army Medical Ctr., Tacoma, WA

Urology

Univ. of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

Alyson Vokes, DO and Husband Colin Vokes, DOAlyson Vokes, DO and Husband Colin Vokes, DO

Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville, FL

Q What did you like best about TCOM?

My friends and classmates. I had always been told that people at TCOM were nice, but everyone I met completely exceeded my expectations. My classmates were very supportive of one another and approached our class work with a team attitude. People were always sharing notes and resources. If I ever needed help, I knew I could reach out to my friends and they would be there. I also respect and appreciate their passion and motivation to succeed in medicine. Spending four years with my friends and classmates has made me a better person and a smarter, more confident physician.

Q What did you learn at TCOM that will influence the way you will practice medicine?

I learned to listen to my patients. Each patient I meet has their own unique past. If you take the time to listen to them and hear their story, they will enrich your life in ways you could never imagine. Your patients are your best teachers. When I had patients who were receiving bad news or dealing with something particularly difficult, I always thanked them for allowing me to participate in their care and for being the best teacher I had that day. More often than not, that would make them smile because they knew they were appreciated.

Q Do you have any advice for future TCOM students:

Enjoy medical school. It is the most difficult, stressful, and intense experience of your life that is completely enjoyable if you take the time for a little fun. You have to remember your priorities with study and school commitments, but allow yourself some time to have a little fun. When you give yourself time to relax, you will come back to your studies smarter and more open to learning.

 

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