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Meet the Central Residency Team!

University of Massachusetts

Worcester Family Medicine Residency
119 Belmont Street
Worcester, MA 01605
Tel: 508-334-6111; Fax: 508-334-6404  

    Ginny Van Duyne, MD
Program Director, UMass Worcester Family Medicine Residency

Associate Professor
UMass Worcester Family Medicine Residency
University of Vermont College of Medicine
Gordon College
Professional Affiliation: AAFP, STFM
Areas of Interest and Research: Maternal child health, interconception care, underserved communities, global health
  Stacy Potts, MD, MEd
Department Vice-Chair of Education 
Former Program Director, UMass Worcester Family Medicine Residency
Past President, Family Medicine Education Consortium (FMEC)
Chair of ACGME Review Committee for Family Medicine
Associate Program Director

University of Vermont College of Medicine, 1998
UMass Worcester Family Medicine Residency (Barre), 2001
University of Massachusetts Faculty Development Fellowship, 2002
Areas of Interest and Research: Adult learning in graduate medical education
About UMass Worcester: During my residency search I stumbled across UMass Worcester. I was struck by the wonderful balance between a University training program and a rural community continuity site. I stayed because I knew I would never be able to find the breadth, diversity, and strength of a Family Medicine Department elsewhere. UMass is a unique place to be as a family medicine physician in New England and I LOVE IT!
Personal Facts: I have four incredible children with diverse interests, from ballet to cattle shows and a whole lot of sports in between! I love marathon running as well.

James Broadhurst, MD, CAQ Sports Medicine
Associate Residency Director
Assistant Professor
Team Physician, College of the Holy Cross
UMass Worcester Family Medicine Residency
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Areas of Interest: Sports Medicine, Addiction Medicine


Michael P. Smith, MS
Associate Director of Admissions (Worcester and Fitchburg residencies)

Michael is a graduate of Bowdoin College and holds a master's degree in  Communications from Clark University.  A native of Peabody, MA, Michael was an undergraduate admissions officer at Worcester Polytechnic Institute for more than a decade prior to joining our residency in 2008. He is responsible for our annual resident selection process and manages the residencies' web/electronic communications. Michael co-chairs the Worcester residency's Diversity in Recruitment Committee and is also a freelance writer for the Family Medicine Education Consortium. He resides near Worcester with his wife and their two children. 

  Madeline Johns
Program Coordinator

"I have been with UMass for 16 years. I have worked my entire career with 3rd and 4th year medical students in some capacity or other. I have lived in the Worcester area for 30+ years so I consider myself at home here. When I am not working, I dedicate all my time to my family, friends and my passion for photography. I am an animal lover and a big baseball fan. I love to experience other cultures and travel."

   Hilda Alers
Administrative Assistant
A New York native, Hilda was raised in Southbridge, MA. She worked most recently at UMass Memorial Hospital, Department of Surgical Oncology prior to joining our residency in 2019. Hilda received her Associate of Science degree, Business Administration, from Quinsigamond Community College in December, 2018. Hilda is a die-hard New England Patriots fan. Her hobbies include photography and reading. She is a dog lover, collects anything with elephants and enjoys spending time with her family.