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University of Massachusetts

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


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

Assistant 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


Kristina Gracey, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Associate Residency Director of Women's Health Education
Assistant Director of Perinatal Services, UMass Memorial Hospital

Albany Medical Center, 2016
Albany Medical College, 2013
Professional Affiliations: STFM, MSAFP, FMEC
Areas of Interest and Research: Resident and medical student education, Maternal and Child Health, Adult Inpatient medicine
About UMass: It is an honor to be working at UMass, practicing full-fledged Family Medicine at the Barre Family Health Center while delivering babies and taking care of patients of all ages at UMass Memorial Hospital. I have a particular enthusiasm for teaching medical students and residents and feel fortunate to be surrounded by others who share the same passion.
Personal Facts: My husband and I, alongside our two young children, were warmly welcomed into the UMass community when we moved here from Albany. The beauty of this area, kind people, and diverse community continue to impress us.





Allison Hargreaves, MD
Associate Residency Director for Adult Medicine Education
Education Director, Barre Family Health Center 
Assistant Professor
UMass Worcester Family Medicine Residency (Barre), 2009
University of Massachusetts Medical School, MD, 2006
Dartmouth College, 2001
Areas of Interest and Research: Adult Inpatient Medicine, End-of-life care, Maternal/child health; Resident education/mentoring; Web-based curricula and academic resources
About UMass Worcester: I love being part of a university-based academic institution where Family Medicine is represented everywhere I look. Training at the Barre Family Health Center reinforced for me that I can have it all—a small-town rural practice with access to a major academic medical center where I can do research, teach, and continue to learn.  
Personal Facts: I considered withdrawing my medical school acceptance to be a high school English teacher. To this day I have a love of teaching and of literature and the arts. I try to read at least one non-medical book per month. Ask me what I am reading now! I am an avid sports fan, in particular Red Sox baseball, Celtics basketball, and Patriots football so I’m covered for all seasons!





Sherrilyn M. Sethi, MMH, D.MH
Assistant Residency Director for Curriculum Development and Evaluation 
Instructor of Medicine
Drew University, 2012
University of California-Irvine, 2005
Dr. Sethi is a graduate of Drew University and holds a Doctorate in Medical Humanities, a Master's in the History of Cadaveric Dissection, and a Bachelor's from the University of California, Irvine (UCI). Working directly with the Program Director, she is particularly focused on education development and curriculum assessment through the incorporation of Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education requirements into the existing WFMR curriculum. Dr. Sethi currently chairs the Clinical Competency Committee and the Graduate Humanities Initiative in Medicine Committee and also holds teaching roles in the Humanities in Medicine courses and the History of Medicine elective. 




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 and electronic communications. Michael is also a freelance writer for the Family Medicine Education Consortium. He resides near Worcester with his wife and their two teenagers. 


Tamara L. Cullen, MS
Program Administrator
Tamara earned her BS degree from Syracuse University and her master's degree in Health Care Administration, Economic and Urban Policy from The New School for Social Research, New York. She joined our residency staff in 2008 after spending three years managing UMass Medical School's annual Walk to Cure Cancer. A native of upstate New York, Tamara lives in Worcester with her husband and family and served two consecutive terms on the Executive Board of Worcester's Department of Public Health.



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. 



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