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Family Medicine Residency (Eau Claire, Wisconsin)

Meet Our Trainees

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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.

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

 Ulrich, Sasha

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 2022

Bridget Glomski, M.D.

Bridget Glomski, M.D.

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

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

Hometown: Cadott, Wisconsin

 McCormick, Ali

Ali McCormick, D.O.

"The Mayo Clinic Family Medicine Residency in Eau Claire upholds the true meaning of family medicine. It is rare to find a program that gives opportunity to train for a full scope practice while treating a diverse patient population. The Mayo Clinic Heath 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 the Mayo Clinic Eau Claire Family Medicine Residency 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 the Mayo Clinic Eau Claire Family Medicine Residency 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 the Mayo Clinic Eau Claire Family Medicine Residency 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 2021

Meredith Buck, M.D.

Meredith Buck, M.D.

"I chose the Mayo Clinic Eau Claire Family Medicine Residency because of the innovative, comprehensive, and flexible curriculum. I hope to practice rural and global medicine, emphasizing preventative and community health services. I have traveled to Ecuador and El Salvador for medical rotations and hope to travel to Uganda with our residency."

Medical school: Medical College of Wisconsin

Hometown: Gwinn, Michigan

Theodore (Ted) P. Maillette, M.D.

Theodore "Ted" Maillette, M.D.

"I chose the Mayo Clinic Eau Claire Family Medicine Residency because this program stressed the importance of not only being a physician, but also a patient advocate, placing the needs of the patient first. I hope to practice rural family medicine in the outpatient clinical setting."

Medical school: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine Public Health

Hometown: Eagle River, Wisconsin

Hannah M. Miller, M.D.

Hannah Miller, M.D.

"I chose the Mayo Clinic Eau Claire Family Medicine Residency because of the genuinely fun and kind people. I was looking for a small, unopposed family medicine program with a focus on rural communities. I hope to establish my own practice in a small town, connecting with patients and communities — even making house calls!"

Medical school: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine 

Hometown: Jackson, Michigan

Kira D. Novakofski, M.D.

Kira Novakofski, M.D., Ph.D.

"I have my Ph.D. in Comparative Biomedical Sciences from Cornell University and have spent the past 14 years in New York. I chose Mayo Clinic Eau Claire Family Medicine Residency to return to my northern Wisconsin roots and to continue my career in sports medicine. I hope to practice sports medicine in a small-town community while also branching out to sports medicine research."

Medical school: Albany Medical College

Hometown: Ladysmith, Wisconsin

Samantha (Sammy) J. Olesiak, M.D.

Samantha "Sammy" Olesiak, M.D.

"I chose the Mayo Clinic Eau Claire Family Medicine Residency because of the friendly atmosphere, the innovative curriculum, and the opportunity to be closer to her rural roots. I hope to practice full-spectrum rural family medicine and am interested in obstetrics and community advocacy."

Medical school: Medical College of Wisconsin

Hometown: Weyerhaeuser, Wisconsin