Three Residency Program Graduates to Serve Choctaw Nation Patients
Published June 27, 2022
DURANT, Okla. – The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma celebrated three Family Medicine Residency graduates this weekend. Doctors Eric Gillette, James Stull, and Dustin Davis completed the 3-year program at the Choctaw Nation Health Care Center in Talihina.
All three men will begin their careers within the Choctaw Nation Health system. “The Choctaw Nation Family Medicine Residency program takes pride in knowing it imprinted these physicians with such purpose they decided to stay with us,” says Dr. Ashton Clayborn, Program Director. “Keeping the doctors we train in our health system is always an added bonus.”
Dr. Eric A. Gillette comes from Twin Falls, Idaho. He graduated in 2012 from Lewis-Clark State College with his bachelor’s in biology. In 2019, he completed his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from A.T. Still University, School of Osteopathic Medicine Arizona. Upon completion of his residency requirements, he will be moving to Poteau, Okla., and joining the CNHSA Family Medicine Residency Program as an attending faculty member.
Dr. James Stull grew up in Easley, S.C. In 2012, he graduated with his bachelor’s in biology from the University of Florida and then his master’s in biomedical sciences degree in 2013 from Barry University. He ended at Nova Southeastern with his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree. He will begin his professional career at the Choctaw Nation Talihina Clinic.
Dr. Dustin Davis considers Heavener, Okla., his hometown. He graduated from the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith with his bachelor’s in biology in 2009. He finished his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree in 2016 from Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is excited to begin his professional career in the Choctaw Nation McAlester Clinic.
In addition to celebrating the graduates, the evening honored the program’s faculty members as well with Attending of the Year. Every resident takes part in nominating the attending faculty member whom they feel went above and beyond or really spoke to them in a special manner. The 2022 Attending of the Year is Dr. Ashton Clayborn. “This is truly an unexpected honor,” says Clayborn.
“It has been an honor to be involved in the training of these physicians and for all of us to serve the Choctaw Nation in this capacity,” says Clayborn. “We welcome them to our physician team.”
About The Choctaw Nation
The Choctaw Nation is the third-largest Indian Nation in the United States with more than 200,000 tribal members and 10,000-plus associates. This ancient people has an oral tradition dating back over 13,000 years. The first tribe over the Trail of Tears, its historic reservation boundaries are in the southeast corner of Oklahoma, covering 10,923 square miles. The Choctaw Nation’s vision, “Living out the Chahta Spirit of faith, family and culture,” is evident as it continues to focus on providing opportunities for growth and prosperity.
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