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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 (Geisinger Commonwealth) is a member of the Geisinger family. Geisinger Commonwealth offers a community-based model of medical education with campuses in Danville, Doylestown, Scranton, Sayre and Wilkes-Barre. Geisinger Commonwealth offers Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBS) 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 in northeastern and central Pennsylvania, as well as from across the state and the nation. The school also has over 440 graduate medical students in 24 residency programs and 19 accredited fellowships. Geisinger Commonwealth is committed to non-discrimination in all employment and educational opportunities. For more information, visit www.geisinger.edu/gcsom, or connect with us on FacebookInstagramLinkedIn and Twitter.

 

About Geisinger
One of the nation’s most innovative health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The system includes 13 hospital campuses, a nearly 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Geisinger is known for its focus on caring and innovative programs including the ProvenCare® best-practice approach to maximize quality, safety and value; ProvenHealth Navigator® advanced medical home; Springboard Health® population health program to improve the health of an entire community; ProvenExperience™ to provide refunds to patients unhappy with their care experience; and Geisinger’s MyCode® Community Health Initiative, the largest healthcare system-based precision health project in the world. With more than 215,000 volunteer participants enrolled, MyCode is conducting extensive research and returning medically actionable results to participants. A physician-led organization, with approximately 32,000 employees and more than 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger leverages an estimated $12.7 billion positive annual impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Repeatedly recognized nationally for integration, quality and service, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to patient care, medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

25th Annual Resident and Fellow Scholarship Days 2019
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