Student & Resident Outreach Committee


Utah is home to two medical schools and four family medicine residencies. The UAFP Student & Resident Outreach Committee is made up of representatives from each medical school's family medicine interest group and each family medicine residency.

The purpose of the Student & Resident Outreach Committee:

  • To promote family medicine to their colleagues and to the community
  • Provide networking opportunities for students and residents interested in and currently practicing family medicine
  • Advise on and help coordinate events for students and residents
  • Promote UAFP activities to fellow students and residents
  • One representative from each family medicine residency and each family medicine interest group also serve as non-voting members of the UAFP Board of Directors

If you are interested in contacting one of our representatives or serving on this committee in the future, please contact us for more information.


McKay Dee Family Medicine Residency

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Dane Lyman, MD

Medical School: University of Central Florida

Hometown: Blanding, UT

Best thing about Utah? The wonderful people of the state

Favorite way to de-stress: Reading

Fun fact: I have five children with twin boys in the mix. Two girls and thee boys in all.

Why family medicine? I grew up in rural Utah in Blanding where family doctors are at the front line of healthcare managing patient care from their first breath to their last, in addition to providing emergent care and performing procedures like tonsillectomies and cesarean sections. Inspired by their example, I wanted to pursue a career in family medicine and have committed to return to work for Utah Navajo Health Services in Blanding.

St. Mark's Family Medicine Residency

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Skyler Nguyen, MD

Medical School: University of Utah School of Medicine

Hometown: Saigon, Vietnam 

Best thing about Utah? Scenery

Favorite way to de-stress: Playing tennis and travel

Fun fact: I was on a TV gameshow as a kid and actually won a prize!

Why family medicine? The people, the relationships, and the broad spectrum medicine one gets to practice.

University of Utah Family Medicine Residency

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Laura Yeater, MD

Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)

Hometown: Ashland, Ohio

Best thing about Utah? The mountains, the amazing ski resorts, my co-residents.

Favorite way to de-stress: Spending time with my classmates, skiing, hiking and snuggling my cats on the couch watching netflix.

Fun fact: I traveled to 10 national parks during my intern year!

Why family medicine? The longterm relationships with patients of all ages. The opportunity to do OB and psych and pediatrics all in one! Also the people in family medicine are amazing!

Utah Valley Family Medicine Residency

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Daniel Payne, MD

Medical School: University of Utah College of Medicine

Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT

Best thing about Utah? All the outdoor options!

Favorite way to de-stress: Running, swimming, and long drives

Fun fact: I'm a huge fan of 80s music

Why family medicine? The womb to tomb component and the variety of modalities of care and procedures that comes with the wide range of patients you see. Also, I love having the opportunity to get to know my patients over a long period of time and have the privilege of being part of their care during all stages of life.


Rocky Vista University -SU School of Medicine

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Nick Longe

Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT

Best thing about Utah? The fact that so many amazing places - national parks, mountains, desert - are so easily accessible.

Favorite way to de-stress: Spending time in the mountains whether it's skiing, mountain biking, or hiking.

Fun fact: I love woodworking and building furniture. Some of the hand tools I use were my great grandfather's.

Why family medicine? I love the lasting relationship family physicians have with their patients and the fact that it helps them treat multiple aspects of their patients' lives. I also like the diversity of the problems family physicians get to treat, having to be knowledgeable and skilled in many different aspects of medicine.

University of Utah School of Medicine

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Jen Christiansen

Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT

Best thing about Utah? The recreation! I also love that we have the ability to explore a different landscape with just a short drive - from the desert of southern UT to the Uintas!

Favorite way to de-stress: Rock climbing, backcountry skiing, trail running, mountain biking

Fun fact: I filled this out while on a climbing trip in Yosemite!

Why family medicine? I really love that within family medicine, I have the ability to emphasize obstetrics/women’s health while also being a jack-of-all-trades. The continuity of care that this field provides is what drew me to the specialty, and I am excited about the broad spectrum of training provided to further serve those patients.


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