The Florida State University College of Medicine (FSUCOM) Family Medical Residency Program at Lee Health
welcomes eight new resident physicians, who started their training on June 22. The new residents include Dr. Francesca Blazekovic from Port Charlotte; Dr. Jenna De Francesco from Naples; Dr. Thomas Flynn from Sarasota; Dr. Shane Geffe from Cape Coral; Dr. Joseph Guernsey from Ave Maria; Dr. Gerard Mulles from Fort Myers; Dr. Dakin White from Bradenton; and Dr. Luke Wren from Carmel, Indiana. The FSUCOM Global Health Fellowship Program also welcomes two new fellows: Dr. Bradley Green, Global Health Fellow – completed residency in Cleveland, Ohio; and Dr. Alice Shallcross, Global Health Fellow – completed residency in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Based at Lee Memorial Hospital with The Florida State University College of Medicine as its institutional sponsor, the residency program was created to abate the shortage of primary care physicians anticipated nationally, an issue that is compounded locally by rapid population growth in Southwest Florida. Medical school graduates are required to complete residency training in their chosen specialty to become independently practicing physicians.