Addressing the Med-Peds 2014-2015 Academic Year

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Welcome everyone to a new academic year. I hope everyone had a great time at our Hello/Goodbye party on Sunday June 29th (photo above). It was my pleasure to have met all of our new interns: Ashley, Matthew, Kelly, and Arash. I look forward to working with you in the future. I’d also like to congratulate our graduating residents: Dr. O’Brien, Dr. Maciejewski, and Dr. Seshadri. While Jim will be hanging out with us for the next four months, I am both happy and sad to see both Dr. O’Brien and Dr. Seshadri leave. I am very proud of how they have developed and wish them all the best in their future careers.

We have some exciting things happening the first half of this year. I hope that everyone enjoyed our orientation as well as the Pediatric in-training exam (SARC). We will be scheduling our fall Med-Peds retreat in October as well as our holiday party in December. We will also be instituting the Department of Health experiences during ambulatory rotations; which I hope will continue to be exciting for our residents.

These experiences will enhance your skills in community health and patient advocacy. Our interns will continue to visit the WIC clinic. Also, Dr. Blymire will be certifying in simulation training and we hope to incorporate one Med-Peds conference in the simulation center this academic year.

As always I would like to remind everyone my door is always open to speak to about any questions or concerns you may have. We are constantly looking to grow the academic curriculum and your input is valuable. This newsletter is one example of resident input and leadership. Good luck to everyone in this new academic year.

Michael J. Aronica, MD, MSc

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