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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

Scholarship Days celebrated April 30, May 1 and 2, 2019.

Scholarship Days, organized by Education at Geisinger, is an event that provides a forum for medical students, residents, fellows and faculty to gather and share their work in research, quality improvement and educational scholarship. More than 100 oral and poster presentations were presented over the course of three days.

“This year was exceptionally exciting – not only because it was the 25th anniversary – but also because we made some new changes to Scholarship Days. For example, we organized the event by Institute and this was the first year we included a really robust session of educational scholarship from our Medical Education Certificate Course (MECC) cohort,” said Dr. Nicole Woll, PhD, associate dean, Faculty and Continuing Professional Development, “The excitement generated around the scholarly activity could be felt throughout all three days. Our goal is to continue that excitement and to make Scholarship Days a vibrant opportunity to share and collaborate among our entire medical education community.”

Award winners

Tuesday, April 30

Resident and Fellow Oral Presentation Session I (Surgery Institute)

  • 1st place: Katelyn Young, BS, General Surgery Residency Program
  • 2nd place: Ashley Jordan, MD, Plastic Surgery Residency Program
  • 3rd place: Mahdi Malekpour, MD, General Surgery Residency Program

Resident and Fellow Case Report Presentations (Surgery Institute)

  • 1st place: William Ensor, DO, Ophthalmology Residency Program
  • 2nd place: Spencer Onishi, DO, Ophthalmology Residency Program
  • 3rd place: Monica Rebielak, DO, General Surgery Northeast Residency Program

Resident and Fellow Oral Presentation Session II (Surgery Institute)

  • 1st place: Carling Cheung, MD, Urology Residency Program
  • 2nd place: Robert Cunningham, MB, Minimally Invasive Surgery Program
  • 3rd place: Charles Walker, MD, General Surgery Residency Program

Wednesday, May 1

Resident and Fellow Oral Presentation Session I (Multiple Institutes)

  • 1st place: Umar Tariq, MD, Vascular and Interventional Radiology Fellowship Program
  • 2nd place: Ashish Patel, MD, Neurological Surgery Residency Program
  • 3rd place: Joseph Seemiller, MD, Neurology Residency Program

Resident and Fellow Case Report Presentations (Multiple Institutes)

  • 1st place: Christine Klingaman, DO, Pediatrics Residency Program
  • 2nd place: Brian Jacobs, DO, Pediatrics Sports Medicine Fellowship Program
  • 3rd place: Sheela Vivekanandan, MD, Neurological Surgery Residency Program

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Resident and Fellow Oral Presentation Session I (Medicine Institute)

  • 1st place: Christopher Berry, MD, Emergency Medicine Residency Program
  • 2nd place: Holly Unger, PharmD, Pharmacy Residency Program
  • 3rd place: Raghu Puttagunta, MD, Med-Peds Residency Program

Resident and Fellow Case Report Presentations  (Medicine Institute)

  • 1st place: Ruchit Shah, DO, Internal Medicine Residency Program
  • 2nd place: Robert Blake Lowe, DO, Med-Peds Residency Program
  • 3rd place: Melanie Patel, DO, Internal Medicine Residency Program

25th Annual Resident and Fellow Scholarship Days 2019
25th Annual Resident and Fellow Scholarship Days 2019
25th Annual Resident and Fellow Scholarship Days 2019
25th Annual Resident and Fellow Scholarship Days 2019

About Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) is a member of the Geisinger family. GCSOM offers a community-based model of medical education with campuses in Danville, Lewistown, Scranton, Sayre and Wilkes-Barre. Geisinger Commonwealth offers Doctor of Medicine (MD) and a portfolio of graduate degrees. The school’s innovative curriculum, focused on caring for people in the context of their lives and their community, attracts the next generation of physicians and scientists from within its region, as well as from across the state and the nation. Geisinger Commonwealth is committed to non-discrimination in all employment and educational opportunities. Visit www.geisinger.edu/gcsom.

About Geisinger
Geisinger is among the nation’s leading providers of value-based care, serving 1.2 million people in urban and rural communities across Pennsylvania. Founded in 1915 by philanthropist Abigail Geisinger, the non-profit system generates $10 billion in annual revenues across 134 care sites - including 10 hospital campuses, and Geisinger Health Plan, with 600,000 members in commercial and government plans. The Geisinger College of Health Sciences educates more than 5,000 medical professionals annually and conducts more than 1,400 clinical research studies. With 26,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, Geisinger is among Pennsylvania’s largest employers with an estimated economic impact of $14 billion to the state’s economy. On March 31, 2024, Geisinger became the first member of Risant Health, a new nonprofit charitable organization created to expand and accelerate value-based care across the country.  Learn more at geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and X.

 
25th Annual Resident and Fellow Scholarship Days 2019
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