The goal of MERITS is to develop educational leaders and scholars through participation in a focused curriculum, research in medical education workshops, mentored projects, and active engagement with a rich network of colleagues and faculty in an environment of collaborative learning and support.

For residents, the MERITS program spans 2 years. You can apply for this program during your intern year.

For more information, please visit the program’s website.

Current Scholarship Track Residents

Ian Marpuri, MD Ian Marpuri, MD
Pediatric Resident – PL3
Medical School:  Virginia Commonwealth University
Glenn DeAngelis, MD Glenn DeAngelis, MD
Pediatric Resident – PL3
Medical School:  USF Health Morsani College of Medicine
Antigone Kraft, MD Antigone Kraft, MD
Pediatric Resident – PL2
Medical School: University of Utah

Recent Graduates

  • Miki Nishitani, MD
    • Current chief resident
  • Lauren Hager, MD
    • General Pediatrician, Kids Health Partners
  • Molly Diaz, MD
    • General Pediatrician, Erie Family Health Center
  • Uchenna Ewulono, MD
    • Hospitalist, Lurie Children’s Hospital
  • Justin Triemstra, MD
    • General Pediatrician, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital