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Meet the Central Residency Team!

     
    University of Massachusetts Chan
Worcester Family Medicine Residency
119 Belmont Street
Jaquith-G
Worcester, MA 01605
Tel: 508-334-6111; Fax: 508-334-6404
www.umassmed.edu/fmch/worcester  
https://www.instagram.com/umassfamilymedicine/

     
     
  Ginny Van Duyne, MD
Program Director, UMass Worcester Family Medicine Residency
Associate Professor
Virginia.VanDuyne@umassmemorial.org
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 
     
     
  Elizabeth Dykhouse, Ph.D,
Director of Behavioral Science and Associate Residency Director 
Assistant Professor  
Elizabeth.Dykhouse@umassmemorial.org
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Seattle Pacific University.
Predoctoral internship with I Ola Lahui Rural Behavioral Health (HI)
Postdoctoral fellowship with Salud Family Health Centers (CO)
Areas of Interest and Research: Dr. Dykhouse's background is in primary care psychology and health psychology. She is particularly interested in the provision of culturally and linguistically appropriate care and has experience working with interpreters as well as practicing directly in Spanish.

     
     
  Melissa Gleckel, MD
Associate Residency Director 
Melissa.Gleckel2@umassmemorial.org
UMass Worcester Family Medicine Residency (Family Health Center of Worcester)
Ben Gurion University of the Negev


     
     
    Michael Smith, MS
Associate Director of Admissions (Worcester and Fitchburg residencies)
Michael.Smith@umassmemorial.org
Mike is a graduate of Bowdoin College and holds a master's degree in Communications from Clark University. A native of Peabody, MA, Mike was an undergraduate admissions officer at Worcester Polytechnic Institute prior to joining our residency in 2008. He is responsible for our annual resident selection process and manages the residencies' web/electronic communications. Mike is also a freelance writer for the Family Medicine Education Consortium. He resides near Worcester with his wife and their son and daughter. 
     
     
   

Cassindra Wamester
Residency
Program Administrator 
Cassindra.Wamester@umassmemorial.org
Cassi has been working as a Residency Program Administrator for the UMass Chan Neurosurgery Program for the past 3 years prior to joining the Family Medicine Program in 2023. She is an avid hiker and biker, animal lover, intense book reader on anything and everything (have read over 100 books in 2022), camper and everything outdoors.

     
     
    Hilda Alers
Administrative Assistant
Hilda.Alers@umassmemorial.org
Hilda was most recently at UMass Memorial Hospital, Department of Surgical Oncology prior to joining our residency in 2019. Her hobbies include photography, reading and listening to true crime podcasts.