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Meet Our Residents

A Mayo Clinic Family Medicine resident checking a patient

Our residents come from medical schools around the U.S. and outside the country. Learn more about the residents in our program and why they chose the Family Medicine Residency in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Class of 2022

Bridget Glomski, M.D.

Bridget Glomski, M.D.

"I chose this program because of the breadth of rural family medicine and hope to practice both inpatient and outpatient medicine, including nursing home care. I chose Mayo's Family Medicine Residency program in Eau Claire because of my close family ties to the Chippewa Valley."

Medical school: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Hometown: Cadott, Wisconsin

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Ali McCormick, D.O.

"Mayo Clinic's Family Medicine Residency in Eau Claire upholds the true meaning of family medicine. It is rare to find a program that gives the opportunity to train for a full scope practice while treating a diverse patient population. Mayo Clinic Health System offers advanced technology, educational resources, and a wide array of subspecialty resources available to fully develop advanced skills and attain personal training goals." 

Medical school: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine; Medical College of Wisconsin

Hometown: Burlington, Wisconsin

Mollie Meagher, D.O.

Mollie Meagher, D.O.

"I fell in love with Mayo's Family Medicine Residency program after completing my medical school family medicine rotation here. I was inspired that every patient encounter was centered on kindness, respect for the patient and the healthcare team members, and the valuable learning opportunities that the residency provided. I hope to practice broad-spectrum family medicine, and have a special interest in women’s health and obstetrics."

Medical school: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hometown: Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

Karley Mecko, D.O.

Karley Mecko, D.O.

"I chose Mayo's Family Medicine Residency in Eau Claire because I wish to pursue a personalized education experience. I love that Eau Claire offers a close community of faculty and residents. I have a special interest in women’s health and am drawn to small-town communities."

Medical school: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hometown: Crystal Lake, Illinois

Kelsey Western, M.D.

Kelsey Western, M.D.

"I was drawn to Mayo because the faculty was passionate and created an innovative program with both patients and residents in mind. I was excited to find a program that emphasized team-based, patient-centered care, as well as resident wellness."

Medical school: University of Minnesota Medical School

Class of 2023

Olson, Michelle

Michelle Botts Olson, M.D.

"Mayo Clinic is known for creating great community leaders, and my goal is become a community leader. I wish to practice in the Eau Claire area and wanted to complete my residency in the community in which I wish to serve. Eau Claire is home, and I am honored to be selected to train in this program."

Medical school: Medical College of Wisconsin

Hometown: Elk River, Minnesota

Hotovy, Sarah

Sarah Hotovy, M.D.

"I was so impressed with the residents, the faculty, and everyone I met when I came to visit. There is a genuine commitment to preparing residents to be both outstanding physicians and leaders in their communities, and I'm excited to learn from such smart, passionate people." 

Medical school: University of Nebraska College of Medicine

Hometown: York, Nebraska

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Rajani Kasana, M.B.B.S.

"The thing that impressed me most about Mayo Clinic is its core value 'the needs of the patient come first' and the team-based approach for patient care. I strongly feel that the family medicine residency program will help me develop comprehensive clinical skills and provide opportunities for research."

Medical school: Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial Medical College; Genesh Shankar Vidyarthi Memorial Medical College

Hometown: Ghaziabad, located 30 miles northeast of New Delhi, the capital city of India

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Sasha Ulrich, M.D.

"Mayo Clinic is an incredible medical system known world-wide. I did an away-rotation with this practice which was phenomenal. The program felt like its own community that was extremely supportive. All of the faculty were approachable, had an obvious desire to teach, and were great physicians whom were loved by their patients. The residents were really helpful and inclusive. The atmosphere in group settings was fun but educational."

Medical school: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Hometown: Medford, Wisconsin

John Zadroga, D.O.

John Zadroga, D.O.

"I chose the Mayo Clinic Family Medicine Residency in Eau Claire because I wanted to be a part of a vibrant, academic, and community-based medical program where evidence based practice standards were utilized and new ideas were openly embraced and exchanged. Additionally, I wanted to have access to a diverse patient population, as I feel this adds a valuable layer of experience to medical education."

Medical school: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine 

Hometown: Jersey City, New Jersey

Class of 2024

Ramesha Ali M.B. B.Ch.

Ramesha Ali, M.B., B.Ch.

"I chose Mayo because I want to be a part of a program that emphasizes the physician as an effective educator, collaborator, advocate, and scholar. My ideal practice encompasses inpatient and outpatient medicine, including rural medicine and nursing home care. I also want to be involved in medical education and public health outreach to vulnerable and underserved populations. My future plans include having a balance of inpatient and outpatient medicine to provide continuous care to patients. I look forward to being a preceptor to medical students. 

"My favorite movies are the Harry Potter series, and my hobbies and interests include baking, especially birthday cakes, traveling, origami, horticulture, and anything indoor plant-related."

Medical school: University College Cork School of Medicine, Ireland

Hometown: Niagara Falls, Ontario

Birthplace: Chichawatni, Pakistan

Daniel Bobo M.B.B.S.

Daniel Bobo, M.B.B.S.

"I chose family medicine because I enjoy taking care of people long-term and caring for their overall health. I chose Mayo because I want to work in a system where everyone involved in patient care prioritizes what is best for the patient.

"My ideal practice is outpatient primary care with a focus on certain aspects of lifestyle medicine to improve quality of life and the general well-being of patients and reduce hospitalizations. My future plans include continuing to work with Mayo, or with the Department of Veterans Affairs. I also hope to serve in the Air Force Reserve as a flight surgeon.

"My favorite movie is 'Ghostbusters,' and I enjoy boxing and football, especially at the college and high school level. I'm also a huge history buff, and I'm learning Portuguese so I can better communicate with my fiancee's family."

Medical school: The University of Queensland School of Medicine, Australia

Hometown: Florham Park, New Jersey

Lindsey Knopps D.O.

Lindsey Knopps, D.O.

"I chose this program because of its strong curriculum, community involvement, leadership opportunities, the Osteopathic Recognition track, and the support and kindness of the faculty and residents. I also want to be in the vibrant community of Eau Claire. My amazing experience during my away rotation and program interview, as well as my close family ties to the area, are just a few of the reasons why I knew no other program could compare.

"My future plans include staying in Wisconsin to practice full-spectrum family medicine with a special interest in women's health, obstetrics, and osteopathic manipulative medicine.

"My favorite movies are 'How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days' and 'Elf.' My hobbies and interests include spending time with my husband and two dogs, kayaking, hiking, baking, reading, and traveling."

Medical school: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hometown: Hudson, Wisconsin

Birthplace: River Falls, Wisconsin

Vanessa Lowdon D.O.

Vanessa Lowdon, D.O.

"My dream is to practice broad-spectrum family medicine, including osteopathic manipulative medicine, in a small town. When I found Mayo's Family Medicine program in Eau Claire, I was amazed to find that every aspect of my dream residency was included, along with other innovative ideas I hadn't considered. All of these things, paired with the wonderful people I interacted with during the interview process, made choosing this program an easy decision. 

"My ideal practice is in a small-town family medicine clinic with osteopathic manipulative medicine incorporated into visits with additional space to host educational events. My future plans include pursuing teaching opportunities with medical students as a preceptor or in a more academic setting.

"My favorite movies are 'The Greatest Showman,' 'White Christmas,' 'Top Gun,' 'A Knight's Tale,' and '10 Things I Hate About You.' I love to travel, whether it's internationally or on road trips with quirky stops. I enjoy seeing what the world has to offer; photography; and being outdoors to hike, camp, swim, and canoe."

Medical school: Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hometown: Independence, Kansas

Alexis Papke M.D.

Alexis Papke, M.D.

"Growing up in the Eau Claire area, I always knew I wanted to return one day. I was excited when Mayo started the family residency here. This allowed me to complete my residency in the community I hope to practice in one day while learning alongside driven and compassionate medical professionals who value teaching.

"I chose family medicine because I love the breadth of medicine I get to practice as a physician. This fits perfectly with my plans to have a full-spectrum family medicine practice, with specific interests in mental health, addiction medicine, women's health, and obstetrics.

"My favorite movies are 'The Mummy' and the Harry Potter series. My hobbies and interests include volleyball; baking; and anything involving the outdoors in Wisconsin, such as fishing, hunting, boating, and running."

Medical school: Medical College of Wisconsin

Hometown: Strum, Wisconsin

Birthplace: Eau Claire, Wisconsin