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Saint Francis Family Medicine Residency

The care of the ambulatory patient is the cornerstone of family medicine.



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Chief Residents

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Samantha Howard, MD

Dr. Howard's Bio

Hometown: Hernando, MS
Undergraduate: Union University
Interests & Tidbits: I enjoy drawing, painting, and doing artsy stuff. My favorite activity is traveling, and one of my life goals is to visit every continent.
Why Saint Francis FMR: During my third year of medical school, I rotated at Saint Francis and was impressed by the variety of patients and the severity of pathology that I saw. The faculty genuinely care about the residents, and that supportive environment really drew me to this program. Also, being from the Memphis area, I knew that I wanted to stay near to my family.

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Sara Nelson-Owens, MD

Dr. Nelson-Owens' Bio

Hometown: Grew up in Coastal Carolina
Undergraduate: Norfolk State University
Marital Status: Single
Interests & Tidbits
: I love music of all forms. If music was the only remedy in the world I would never get sick.  
Why Saint Francis FMR: I am attracted to the diversity of this program. I love the way the curriculum is set up to make you an expert in all forms of practicing medicine. I love the charm of living in the south and I am sure this program embodies the best of southern charm. 

Last Published: Sep 26, 2019