We are thrilled to have the opportunity to dedicate this year of our lives to the program we love so dearly. In the past few months, we have had the pleasure of organizing our traditional yearly program events, such as Camp Dismukes and the Intern Picnic. In addition, we conducted a new residency-wide Scavenger Hunt around the city of Birmingham and helped Habitat for Humanity build a house for a family in need. Please enjoy the photographs capturing some of these activities!
Aside from social events and community involvement, we are enjoying our roles as clinician-educators, attending on the wards and clinic, as well as facilitating resident report, intern report, ambulatory report, Journal Club and Tinsley Conference.
Working closely with a number of faculty, we have also made efforts to expand the curriculum to include discussions of landmark trials during a weekly session at the VA we now fondly refer to as “Pillars of Practice” (POPs), as well as a management-oriented morning reports, a session we have named “Residents’ Roundtable.” We organized the first poster-session at UAB for research and innovative projects in Medical Education with over 40 submissions from 12 departments across UAB. We have only six months left, and so much more we want to do!
We look forward to sharing more with you in the future, so please stay tuned!
-Mallika, Win, DJ, Brita