The McKay-Dee Family Medicine Residency provides residents with an exciting and well-balanced approach to learning, in an environment that enhances both clinical skills and personal development. That's why our residency program attracts talented, highly-educated residents each year.

Meet our third year residents


Jason Brill, MD

Medical School: University of Minnesota School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota
Hometown: Fort Ripley, Minnesota

I grew up in a small agricultural community of 69 people in the heart of Minnesota. My small town background had a lot to do with choosing McKay-Dee for training in broad scope, rural family medicine. In particular, I was drawn to the vast opportunities in sports medicine, obstetrics, and emphasis on inpatient medicine.

Outside of medicine, you will find me in the mountains or the woods in search of new adventures. I look forward to exploring the local backcountry snowboarding, mountain biking, climbing, motocross tracks, camping spots, and hope to compete in a few impromptu triathlons over the upcoming years.


Joey Hanson, MD

Medical School: University of Utah
Undergraduate: Boise State University
Hometown: Idaho Falls, Idaho

My clinical interests include outpatient primary care with a specific interest in sports medicine. I chose McKay-Dee because I believe it has the ability to thoroughly train residents to be proficient in all areas of family medicine. I was also drawn to the vast number of sports medicine opportunities the program has to offer and the unique design of the inpatient family medicine service.

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my wife and kids. Together we love spending time outside. I also enjoy playing golf and basketball, as well as camping and fishing.


Michael Matthews, MD

Medical School: Texas Tech University
Undergraduate: Brigham Young University
Hometown: Brigham City, Utah

I am interested in full spectrum family medicine in a rural setting, including surgical OB. I have signed a contract with the NHSC and am participating in their Students to Service program. While on the interview trail I encountered many good programs, but despite this I felt that very few offered the experience in their training, including c-sections and scopes, that I will need as a rural physician without having to do a fellowship. McKay-Dee was one of those few. On top of this the incredible people, the emphasis in sports medicine, and the location along the amazing Wasatch Front really pulled me here.

My wife and I have awesome children. In my spare time I indulge in grilling, sports, golf, hiking, and camping.


Jantzen Slater, MD

Medical School: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Undergraduate: University of Central Arkansas
Hometown: Fort Smith, Arkansas

In my residency search I knew I wanted to train at a program where my education would not be second to residents in other specialties. McKay Dee is not only un-opposed (no other residents training) but it offers a family medicine residency that is more comprehensive than any other program. The family-friendly nature of the program and knowing that after three years I’ll be well-equipped to thrive in any practice setting I choose are largely what made McKay Dee my first choice of residency program.

As an Arkansas native (Go Hogs!), the thought of training so far from home was daunting, but my wife was up for an adventure. In my spare time I enjoy mountain biking, hiking, woodworking, home improvement projects and spending time with my family and our two Boston Terriers.


Caleb Swanberg, MD

Medical School: Tufts University
Undergraduate: University of Maine
Hometown: Caribou, Maine

I grew up in rural Northern Maine and studied Biochemistry at the University of Maine. There, I met my wife, and together we have one beautiful daughter. For medical school, I attended Tufts University's "Maine Track" program, which has a focus on rural medicine. I chose McKay-Dee because of its longitudinal model, and strong, unopposed procedural and inpatient training.

Outside of the hospital, I enjoy spending time outdoors with my family, studying jazz piano, and alpine skiing.


Drue Webb, MD

Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Graduate School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Undergraduate: Colorado State University
Hometown: Albuquerque, New Mexico

I am interested in full spectrum rural medicine including inpatient medicine, obstetrics, and emergency medicine. The program at McKay-Dee was the best fit for me because it offers excellent depth and breadth of training in family medicine in a location that provides opportunities for my personal interests as well. I love snow skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, running, and taking my dog out to explore.