Student & Resident Outreach Committee Members
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
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
Lyman Woollens, MD
Medical School: University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Hometown: Deep River, North Carolina
Best thing about Utah? Public lands 🙂
Favorite way to de-stress: Climb, Splitboard, Flyfish, Hunt, Backpack, bike, music
Fun fact: I once worked in tissue engineering, designing scaffolds for engineered sphincters.
Why family medicine? Family Medicine allows for lasting relationships with patients. Building Trust/Rapport with those you serve. Nothing is "off the table" in Family Medicine.
University of Utah Family Medicine Residency
Sherilyn DeStefano, MD
Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine
Hometown: Providence, RI
Best thing about Utah? The variety of outdoor activities available and easily accessible!
Favorite way to de-stress: Skiing with a group of friends
Fun fact: I lived abroad for 10 years growing up (in Bermuda and Scotland).
Why family medicine? I wanted really strong foundational training where I would feel comfortable addressing any complaint a patient brought to me (or at least knowing where to start). Combine that with family medicine's emphasis on preventive care and relationship building, as well as the ability to meld my interests in sports medicine and women's health, and it was a perfect fit.
Utah Valley Family Medicine Residency
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 Southern Utah School of Medicine
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
Hometown: Rigby, ID
Best thing about Utah? Utah is a beautiful state with so much to offer in so many ways that it's hard to find one best thing! If I have to chose something, I would say that the best thing about Utah is her people. I've met some of the kindest, loveliest, most generous people here, and I'll always be grateful for the relationships and friendships I have made here.
Favorite way to de-stress: While I really love visiting new places and meeting new people, I'm very much a homebody at heart, so whenever I can be at home and spend time with my family, my stress melts away.
Fun fact: I love sports, but I’m not particularly athletically gifted - except when it comes to badminton. I think its a super fun game, and I’m actually a decent player. My older brother and I even won a high school badminton tournament during my sophomore year.
Why family medicine? I fell in love with family medicine during my 3rd year family medicine clerkship. I was paired with a phenomenal physician who was such a joy to work with and learn from. From day one, it was clear that his patients loved him as well, for he took the time to talk to them as a friend while he skillfully helped with their concerns. It is that uniquely professional and compassionate patient-doctor relationship that is so characteristic of family medicine that pulled me in, and I can’t wait to develop that same bond with my own patients. I also love having the chance to care for patients of all ages with concerns ranging across the whole spectrum of medicine.
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