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Chief residents take part in new geriatric education program

Story Date: Tue, 03 Jun 2014 13:01:00 CDT

Rising chief residents from multiple departments recently participated in a new educational program focused on the care of older patients.

Chief Resident in Training in Care of Older Adults, also known as CRIT, was held at Great Wolf Lodge May 9-11.  The retreat was the result of a prestigious grant awarded to EVMS by the Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs.

The purpose of the retreat was to teach residents basic concepts in geriatrics, teaching and leadership skills to share further with each resident’s fellow physicians in training. CRIT scholars will develop an action project and have the benefit of added mentoring by board certified geriatricians throughout the year.

Faculty and staff from the Glennan Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology, Family Medicine and Graduate Medical Education organized the retreat based on a model program at Boston University.

“The CRIT retreat was a great opportunity for cross-departmental collaboration among EVMS rising chiefs with a unique chance to learn concepts in geriatrics and skills to enhance their leadership role next year,” said Marissa Galicia-Castillo, MD (MD'97, Internal Medicine '00), the Sue Faulkner Scribner Distinguished Professor in Geriatrics and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine.

Participating residents were:

  • Yasir Ahmed, MD - Family Medicine/Internal Medicine
  • Beata Barreto, MD - Family Medicine
  • Matthew Bernens, MD - Internal Medicine
  • Jessica Burgess, MD - Surgery
  • Doug Dean, MD - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Julia Gusev, MD - Dermatology
  • Blake Kimbrell, MD - Otolaryngology
  • William Lemley, MD - Psychiatry
  • Raed Manasrah, MD - Surgery
  • Brad Murray, MD - Internal Medicine - Geriatric
  • David Nash, MD - Ophthalmology
  • Rouzbeh Shams, MD - Internal Medicine
  • Marie Shockley, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Mildred Warren, MD - Dermatology
  • Megan Venezia, MD - Emergency Medicine

Faculty and staff taking part in the inaugural retreat included Daniel Bluestein, MD, the Charles F. Burroughs Jr. Chair in Family and Community Medicine and Professor of Family and Community Medicine; Stephen Davis, MD, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Madeline Dunstan, Associate Director of Education and Instructor in the Glennan Center; Martha Early, PhD, Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine; Christianne Fowler, DNP, GNP, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine; Dr. Galicia-Castillo; Mily Kannarkat, MD, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine; Deborah A. Morris, MD, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine; Robert M. Palmer, MD, MPH, John Franklin Chair in Geriatrics and Director of the Glennan Center; Agatha Parks-Savage, EdD, Associate Professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine; Samuel Selden, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Dermatology; and Linda Parrish in Internal Medicine.

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