Another year of successfully summiting Piestewa Peak as a residency program. Thanks to all the many family members & faculty who joined!
Congratulations to Zach Gibson, Matt Veltkamp, Callie Davies, Levi Filler, Scott Lotz, Ashley Carter, and alum Kimber Becker on their successful run of the 2015 Ragnar Trail Relay. They ran a total of 123.2 miles in 18 hours 45 minutes. They took 2nd place in their division, 16th place overall (out of 405 teams)! Special thanks to Dr. Zach Gibson for organizing the race!
Congratulations to Dr. Kyle Watanabe, current PGY-1, on his recent receipt of the ACEP Medical Student Professionalism & Service Award! This award is given to one student per medical school who gives outstanding care to patients in professional & humanistic ways, as well as acts as a leader to medical organizations and his or her community. Kyle received this award during the award banquet at the 2015 ACEP Scientific Assembly in Boston. Way to go, Kyle!
Last night, Channel 12 aired a story featuring Dr. Vijay Kannan, an Emergency Medicine Resident at Maricopa Medical Center, who recently won top honors for developing a disease surveillance project that identified a dense pocket of flu patients in a neighborhood just southeast of the hospital. He and other ED residents (Nicole Hodgson, PGY-2; Anthony Guynes, PGY-2; Samantha Myers, PGY-2) as well as Aimee Mishler, PharmD, teamed up with Phoenix Fire to vaccinate these pockets of unvaccinated adults. For the news video clip, click here.
"Are you ready to train in a program tailored to excellence to help you develop as a leader in emergency medicine? Accept nothing but the best–as do we–from yourself and our program."
– Dr. Michael Epter, Program Director