Meet Our New Family Medicine Chief Residents!

March 8, 2024

NGMC GME would like to extend a warm welcome to Dr. Shany Freund Maravankin and Dr. Nathan Boys as its newest Family Medicine Chief Residents! Hear what they have to say about their new leadership roles below!

“I am thrilled to be a part of the Family Medicine’s leadership as Chief Resident! My plan as Chief is to bolster the projects and research that will directly benefit our community and to facilitate opportunities for our residents to train in areas of professional interest and community benefit,” said Dr. Boys. “We have extremely talented faculty with a wide variety of experience and interests who enjoy teaching every day. Maybe you’ll see us and the attendings out and about Gainesville doing what we can to make it a healthier place for everyone!”

Nathan Boys, DO (left) and Shany Freund Maravankin, MD (right)

“The chance to help shape the residency program’s culture and residents’ educational experience is something I am looking forward to as Chief Resident,” said Dr. Freund. “I am excited about contributing to an environment where residents feel empowered to pursue continued learning while providing comprehensive care to our diverse patient population. Mostly, I am grateful for the opportunity to positively influence resident wellness by encouraging a collaborative, kind-hearted and inclusive environment and by advocating for everyone’s professional development and welfare. My goal is for all of us to be collectively successful and feel content with our training.”

As Chief Residents, Dr. Boys and Dr. Freund have additional responsibilities including:

  • Assisting in scheduling resident activities (i.e. wellness retreats) and schedules (i.e. core rotations, electives, call schedules).
  • Being both a resident advocate and a liaison to faculty, communicating both ways to prevent barriers.
  • Leading resident committees (i.e. curriculum committee, wellness committee, recruitment committee).
  • Assisting with planning orientation month for incoming interns as well as graduation for outgoing seniors.
  • Working alongside faculty to improve the didactics, inpatient and outpatient curricula.
  • Responding to issues that may arise with other residents, serving as a problem-solver and mentor where appropriate.

We wish them the best of success!

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