Self Regional sends off new doctors, welcomes new crop of interns
Saturday, June 28, 2014 12:01 AM
Payton Foust has dreamed of being a doctor ever since he was a little boy growing up in the Midlands. That dream eventually blossomed into a plan for the future after his wife entered his life. The high-school sweethearts, who celebrated their five-year anniversary earlier this year, strove to take their talents back to their hometown. And that hope became a lot more promising as Foust celebrated another milestone Friday, graduating from Self Regional Healthcare’s Family Medicine Residency Program.
Dr. Andrea Lynn Cover walks to accept the Richard Hunton Award for Excellence and Research during the graduation ceremony for the Family Medicine Residency Program and Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship 2014 graduates.
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“It’s kind of been the plan all along,” he said. “It’s been a long, but very rewarding road. My wife and I are both from Lexington. It’s a great community and the training here is so phenomenal. We’re just excited to bring the training back and be able to give back to Lexington.”
Foust was one of 11 who graduated from the three-year program, which offers doctors specialized training in family medicine. More than 100 people were on hand Friday afternoon at the Nisbett Education Center for the 32nd annual commencement ceremony. This year’s class marked the 34th crop of residents to come through the program.
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