RESIDENT AND FACULTY CORNER
Minority Housestaff Association
The OU-Tulsa Minority Housestaff Association held a Virtual happy hour for the fourth year applicants. 12 students were in attendance with 4 of our current residents. Applicants from IM, OB, EM, FM, and Surgery programs had several questions and were put in touch with faculty from the respective programs. The MHSA also held a meet and greet dinner downtown at The Goat Bar & Kitchen on February 24th.
Congratulations to Syeachia Dennis, M.D., M.P.H., FAAFP - the new Assistant Dean for Equity and Community Engagement for the School of Community Medicine at OU- Tulsa
Dr. Dennis is an assistant professor in Family and Community Medicine, and previously served as director of Community Medicine Curriculum. In her new role, she will work with faculty members, residents, students, and staff to address social and structural issues affecting patients’ health in our community.
Her plan is to support the DEI efforts within graduate medical education, to develop an anti-bias curriculum track for medical students, and to increase community collaborations with organizations committed to advancing health equity in Tulsa and Oklahoma at large. These efforts all reflect the SCM goal of eliminating structural racism while at the same time foster the well-being for individuals and community health.
Leadership Changes in Pediatrics
Congratulations to Michelle K. Escala , MD, Assistant Professor and Associate Program Director in the Department of Pediatrics on being named the new Program Director. Dr. Escala joined The School of Community Medicine in 2013 as an Assistant Professor and was named the Associate Program Director in 2017. She completed her medical school degree Magna cum laude at The Technological Institute of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and residency at Miami Children's Hospital, Miami, FL. She then went on to complete a Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL.
Congratulations to Keith Mather, MD, Program Director in the Department of Pediatrics on being named the new Chair for the Department. Dr. Mather has served the Department of Pediatrics in several administrative roles, including Residency Program Director for the Pediatrics and Medicine-Pediatrics Programs, Vice-Chair for Education, and Interim Chair. He is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Hospital Medicine.
Our thanks to Chris Smith, MD for serving as Chair of Pediatrics since 2016. Dr. Smith will be leaving OU-Tulsa for the University of Arkansas. We wish him the very best.
2021 Main Residency Match Data
- 48 positions offered in the Match
- 44 categorical and 4 preliminary
- 100% filled in the match
Trends in characteristics of matched candidates for 2021
Statistics of matched candidates from Oklahoma Schools
- 26 total from Oklahoma - (54%)
- University of Oklahoma College of Medicine - Tulsa - 11 (42%)
- University of Oklahoma College of Medicine - Oklahoma City - 4 (15%)
- Oklahoma State University - 11 (42%)
Statistics of matched candidates from immediate surrounding and other states
- 22 total outside of Oklahoma
- Kansas - 6 (12%)
- Texas - 4 (8%)
- Arkansas - 2 (4%)
- Missouri - 2 (4%)
- Others - 8 (17%)
The 2021 OU-Tulsa Research Forum winners from the School of Community Medicine Residency Programs:
2nd Place - Kelsey Baab - OU-TU School of Community Medicine and incoming Prelim in Internal Medicine, ANTIVENOM USE OR OBSERVATION FOR PATIENTS WITH COPPERHEAD SNAKE ENVENOMATION?
3rd Place - Dr. Dru Albin - PGY3 Department of Internal Medicine, “DO I HAVE TO REPAY THOSE?” FINANCIAL LITERACY AND READINESS OF THE INTERNAL MEDICINE RESIDENTS AND MEDICAL STUDENTS
2nd Place - Dr. Jessica Heard - PGY2 Department of Surgery, DISCHARGE DISPOSITION AFTER MAJOR LOWER EXTREMITY AMPUTATION: UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF FRAILTY
3rd Place - Dr. Adam Larsen - PGY2 Department of Pediatrics, ADDRESSING AND IMPROVING ADHERENCE TO VACCINATION RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CHILDREN WITH HIV INFECTION
2021 Clinical Vignette Symposium
The 2021 Clinical Vignette Symposium will be hosted on a virtual platform, and posters will be available for viewing May 10th - 14th, 2021. Click here for all the information.
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