Residents, Fellows & Applicants —
Welcome to DAYTON!

On behalf of the entire Graduate Medical Education (GME) community - welcome to our new residents and fellows. Welcome to Dayton! is a document that will help you find some of the hot spots you might to need to know about in the Dayton area.

Resident and Fellow Appreciation Week
February 17th February 28th, 2020

If you are interested in buying or renting a home or condo or finding opportunities to share rent, please check out our listing. You can click on this link to find what our GME community has offered.

The Greater Dayton Hospital Association's website, www.daytonhospitaljobs.com, has links to all non-physician jobs in the area hospitals. We think it also has some great info about the Dayton community—things to do and see. Check it out!

DAGMEC 20th Annual Virginia C. Wood Resident Research Forum

We would like to thank everyone for their participation in the 20th Annual Virginia C. Wood Resident Research Forum that took place on April 25th at Top of the Market Banquet Center in Dayton.  This event provides trainees with an opportunity to present their work and receive feedback on their research.  75 residents/fellows presented their scholarly work to 42 voluntary judges from around the graduate medical education community.  8 staff volunteers were on hand to help the residents with their posters and assist the judges with navigating the mobile scoring process.  We extend our sincere thanks to all who give their time and efforts to support graduate medical education.

Patient Safety/Quality Improvement

TIE for First Place – No Second Place Award

Amanda Bilko, MD – Wright State Internal Medicine Residency – On Coding Hospital Follow-Up Visits in the Resident Clinic: The Necessity of Accurate Diagnosis Coding
Peri Loftis, MD – Wright State Pediatric Residency – A Resident-Led Quality Improvement Project to Improve Obesity Recognition and Treatment within a Pediatric Continuity Clinic


First Place Award

Jonathan Rogozinski, MD – Wright State Orthopaedic Surgery Residency – The Association Between Opioid Misuse or Abuse and Hospital Based Acute Care Following Spine Surgery

Second Place Award

Prakash Arumugam, MD – Kettering Internal Medicine Residency – Expression of a Functional IL-2 Receptor in Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells

Case Reports/Series

First Place Award

Steven Murphy, DO – Grandview Orthopedic Surgery Residency – “Floating” Metacarpal of the Small Finger

Second Place Award

Nneoma Onuorah, MBBS – Wright State Internal Medicine Residency – Increased Risk of Serious Infections in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Case Reviews and Discussion


First Place Award

Joseph McCollom, DO – Wright State Hematology/Oncology Fellowship – Evaluating Veterans’ Expectations of Palliative Anti-Cancer Treatment for Incurable Malignancy

Second Place Award

Sachin Manthuruthil, MBBS – Wright State Geriatrics Fellowship – Primary Hyperaldosteronism Masked by Well Controlled Hypertension



The DAGMEC office is located with the offices of the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. Our mission is to support all of the Dayton-area residency and fellowship programs. Albert Painter, Psy.D., serves as the director. The contact information is below.

Lisa Boydston at lisa.boydston@wspi.org, phone: 937.245.7278
Heidi Sowl at heidi.sowl@wspi.org, phone: 937.245.7633
Fax Number: 937.245.7955 or 937.245.7956
Office location: Wright State Physicians Health Center, 725 University Boulevard, Fairborn, Ohio 45324

Helpful Information

Upcoming Events

Resident and Fellow Appreciation Week

February 17th February 28th, 2020

21st Virginia C. Wood Resident Research Forum

A poster presentation featuring research and scholarly work by interns, residents and fellows
Thursday, April 23, 2020
5:00-7:00 p.m.



News & Accomplishments

Full Accreditation
All residency and fellowship programs are fully accredited. Congratulations to the entire GME community on this accomplishment!


Dayton Area Graduate Medical Education Community

Albert F. Painter Jr., Psy.D.

Boonshoft School of Medicine
Wright State University
3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
Dayton, OH 45435-0001


Lisa Boydston
Fax: 937.245.7955
E-mail: lisa.boydston@wspi.org

Heidi Sowl
E-mail: heidi.sowl@wspi.org


Wright State Physicians
725 University Boulevard
Fairborn, OH 45324
Directions and Map (PDF)