IM Residency News
March - April 2014 News
Please join us in congratulating PGY 2 year residents Rajesh Shrestha, MD and Mohammad Salhab, MD. They have been recognized by the American College of Physicians as recipients of the organization’s Young Achievers award. Rajesh and Mohammad will be celebrated, along with other award recipients, at the ACP National meeting In Orlando, Florida April 10-12. In their press release, the ACP stated, “This group of early career internists demonstrates academic excellence and represents the best of what the future of internal medicine holds.”
Internal Medicine Residency Match Day results:
Our program is pleased to welcome the intern class of 2014! Their arrival in June will mark the beginning of another step in reaching their goals in medical education and professional practice. The Chief Resident for 2014-15 will be Abdullah Quddus, MD, a June 2014 graduate of the program. Listed here are the interns and their medical schools:
- Ahmad Abdin, MD Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
- Mohammed Aboelsoud, MD University of Mansoura, Egypt
- Farhan Ashraf, MD Allama Iqbal Medical College, Pakistan
- Mohamed Barbous, MD Kalamoon University, Syria
- Jaleh Fallah, MD Isfahan University, Iran
- Fatima Hamid, MD Allama Iqbal Medical College, Pakistan
- Saira Imran, MD Fatima Jinnah Medical College, Pakistan
- Akiko Minami, MD Kyoto University, Japan
- Diana Silva Cantillo, MD Universidad Nacional de Colombia
- F. Ivy Wong, MD St. Lukes College of Medicine, Philippines
Kenney Day Success
The 81st Annual Memorial Hospital of RI Kenney Research Day Program was held on February 28. Kenney Day provides a forum for residents and their mentors to share their research activities and case vignettes. This year, a strong effort by the Internal Medicine residents resulted in a record number of exhibited posters (40) and podium presentations (5). Awards were presented to the following IMRP residents:
- Mobeen Rehman, MD First Place, Podium Presentation
- Nicole Yang, MD Second Place, Podium Presentation
- Rajesh Shrestha, MD Third Place, Podium Presentation
- Anum Saeed, MD Third Place, Poster Presentation
- Hammad Shafqat, MD Second Place, Poster Presentation
- Maxwell Afari, MD Second Place, Poster Presentation
ACP Jeopardy Game Challenge
An annual Jeopardy competition between Internal Medicine residency programs affiliated with the Alpert Medical School/Brown University Medical School was held on February 4th. With coaching by IMRP Assistant Program Director Sabrina Witherby, MD and Chief Resident Carolina Fonseca-Valencia, MD our team made an excellent showing. Abdullah Kharnaf, MD, Kawther Alquadan, MD and Mervat Saleh, MD scored 400 points, one point away from first place. Please join us in congratulating our team!
Pictured here are participants in the February 26 bedside Ultrasound Workshop presented by Taro Minami, MD and Eleanor Summerhill, MD. Fourteen residents were able to attend, rotating through three stations: central line insertion, abdominal ultrasound, and peripheral intravenous access. Special thank you to PGY 3 residents Ali Shueib, MD, Abdullah Quddus, MD and Abdallah Kharnaf, MD for organizing this very successful workshop.
Residents and family members took the opportunity to improve their ice skating skills on March 9 at the Bank of America outdoor rink. Cold weather but fun none the less. Take a look!
- New board reviews at 8 am on Friday mornings in Sayles 2&3
- April review of Performance Improvement Influenza Project in continuity clinic
- April 30 Airway Management Workshop
- Intern Orientation beginning on or near June 13
- Resident preview of newly created resident evaluations
Welcome Dino Messina, MD, PhD
We extend a warm welcome to Dino Messina, MD, PhD, our new Associate Program Director. Dr. Messina comes to us from Danbury Hospital in Connecticut where he was the Internal Medicine Residency Primary Care Track Program Director. During his tenure at Danbury, Dr. Messina helped develop a Patient Centered Medical Home outpatient experience and a curriculum that included special training in Primary Care Orthopedics, Geriatrics, Behavioral Medicine, and Women’s Health. Dr. Messina holds a PhD in Cellular Biology and an MD from SUNY Syracuse Health Science Center. He did his Primary Care Residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and earned his ACP Fellowship in 2013. Dr. Messina’s desire to work with underserved populations has led him to Washington State where he worked with Yakima Valley Farm Workers and Arizona where he worked with the Navajo Nation. An avid fisherman always on the lookout for secret fishing spots, Dr. Messina lives with his family in Rhode Island.
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