The Brodes H. Hartley, Jr. Teaching Health Center Welcomes Newest Class With 10-Year Anniversary Match Day Celebration

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(From left to right) Some of the newest Teaching Health Center residents, Dr. Sulma Moredo Loo, Dr. Magny Sherlyne, Dr. Merin Abraham, Dr. Kyiana Haughton, and Dr. Nicolas Picaza, take their first photo together at the Doris Ison Health Center.

Dr. Farhana Yaqoob Khan smiled from ear to ear as she expressed her excitement about moving to Miami and joining Community Health of South Florida, Inc. (CHI) during The Brodes H. Hartley, Jr. Teaching Health Center’s 10-Year Anniversary Match Day celebration.

“I want to be a very compassionate and competent primary care physician,” said Dr. Khan. “This is a very good opportunity to give back to the community. This is what I see myself doing in the next few years!”

Dr. Khan was one of nine new residents who were warmly received at the Doris Ison Health Center. Those who could not be in attendance joined the celebration virtually to share the joy with their new fellow residents. Family and friends also gathered in support of the accomplishments of their loved ones.

It’s a celebration! Balloons and confetti rain down on Match Day, marking the thrilling start of these new residents’ journey into healthcare.

As the names of each incoming resident echoed through the halls, the air sparkled with falling confetti, marking the joyous beginning of their journey. This year’s Match Day is a special one as it signifies a decade of commitment to shaping the future of healthcare. Since its establishment in 2014, the Teaching Health Center has been the launching pad for 94 resident physicians’ careers. They each have gained invaluable experience in providing service in a community health center setting, particularly for underserved populations. CHI President and CEO, Blake Hall, shared his excitement about continuing the legacy with this newest class.

“We’re so excited to have this amazing class join us,” he said. “It means that you are committed to the community. It means that you are committed to South Florida, and we couldn’t be happier to have you!”

Teaching Health Center faculty and leadership wanted to kick off the tenth anniversary in a big way for the incoming class.

“As a young program celebrating its 10th anniversary, we wanted to make it grand and memorable,” said Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Saint Anthony Amofah.

“We eagerly look forward to making this an amazing experience with these folks!”