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Minority Housestaff Association
The OU-Tulsa Graduate Medical Education Office is currently in the process of developing a Minority Housestaff Association. These organizations have becoming increasingly popular at several institutions across the nation, and would be committed to the overall well-being and professional development of groups traditionally underrepresented in medicine, including but not limited to Black, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander, and underrepresented Asian populations. Opportunities for cross-specialty social events, mentorship, community outreach, and recruitment would be provided.
If you are interested in learning more information, or being in the stages of development and leadership, please contact Ekene Ezenwa, PGY-1 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Program Director in Family & Community Medicine
Congratulations to Viviane Sachs, MD on being named Program Director in the department of Family & Community Medicine. Dr. Sachs completed her residency in Rural Family Medicine, Mountain Area Health Education Center, Hendersonville, NC in 2016. She has been in the department since then and has served as Associate Program Director since 2019.
New Chair Appointed in Surgery
After a very competitive, national search, M. Timothy ‘Tim’ Nelson, MD has agreed to join the School of Community Medicine as Professor and Chair of Surgery effective January 19, 2021, and will occupy the Shepard Thompson Clingan Chair.
Dr. Nelson is currently Professor and Chief of the Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery within the Department of Surgery at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. In the past he served as the Residency Program Director at UNM. He is a Director of the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Colo-Rectal Surgery, and is the immediate past President of the Association of Program Directors in Surgery. Dr. Nelson is a well-recognized teacher, surgeon and administrator.
Thank you, Dr. Tony Howard for your service as Chair of the Surgery Department. Happy retirement!
Congratulations to the following programs whose 2020 graduates have so far taken and passed their respective specialty boards. Best of luck to those programs who will be taking board exams in the coming months
- Obstetrics & Gynecology - all 2020 graduates passed
- Family & Community Medicine - all June 2020 graduates passed
- Emergency Medicine - all 2020 graduates are in process of certification
- Internal Medicine - all 2020 graduates passed
- Psychiatry & Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - awaiting results from September 14 & 15
- Child Abuse Pediatrics - first fellow graduate in the program, Lauren Conway, DO has passed
- Pediatrics - will take October 13, 14, 15
- General Surgery - exam dates have yet to be determined due to the pandemic
- Vascular Surgery - exam dates have yet to be determined due to the pandemic
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