Rachel Sievert, MD Receives NAMS Scholarship Award

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Rachel Sievert, MD (Resident Class of 2017-18), was selected to recieve a North American Menopause Society (NAMS) award. Specifically, she received one of the 30 scholarships designed to provide medical residents, fellows, and DNPs In-Training the opportunity to attend the 2017 NAMS Annual Meeting to be held in Philadelphia in October. The recipients have been asked to prepare a presentation on a topic of their choice from content at the meeting to share with colleagues in their program when they return home. 

NAMS, founded in 1989, is North America's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the health and quality of life of all women during midlife and beyond through an understanding of menopause and healthy aging. It has a multidisciplinary membership of 2,000 leaders in the field – including clinical and basic science experts from medicine, nursing, sociology, psychology, nutrition, anthropology, epidemiology, pharmacy, and education.

The recipients of the 2017 NAMS Awards include:
  • 6 Recognition Awards
  • 3 New Investigator Awards
  • 30 NAMS/Pfizer Medical Resident, Fellow, and DNP-in-Training Reporters
  • 1 Endowment Membership Scholarship

All will be acknowledged during the NAMS 28th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, October 11-14, 2017.

A complete list of recipients is available on the NAMS website.


Courtney Mitchell, MD Selected as 2017 Quilligan Scholar

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We are proud to announce that Courtney Mitchell, MD (Resident Class of 2017-18), was selected as 2017 Quilligan Scholars.  Dr. Mitchell was selected as a Scholar when she was a PGY3 in 2016. Thus far, the 2017 Scholars have attended the 37th Annual Pregnancy Meeting (SMFM) in Las Vegas in January and the Biostatistics Retreat in May then all will attend the 2018 Annual Pregnancy Meeting to be held in Dallas. 


The world’s largest and most prestigious organization of high-risk pregnancy specialists known as the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) has a non-profit arm (Foundation for the SMFM), which recognizes promising residents who will be leaders in maternal-fetal medicine. Through the Quilligan Scholars Program, which is sponsored by the Foundation, several residents are identified annually as future leaders early in their careers to offer mentoring and educational opportunities for two years. This educational program honors Dr. Edward J. Quilligan, an outstanding academic physician and mentor.

2017 Quilligan Scholars: Reflections from 2017 SMFM Annual Meeting