Family Medicine Residency News
Oct 26, 2012
The Class of 2014 were the winners of the annual Intraining Olympics! The competition was again epic this year. The R2s pulled ahead with their big wins in blackjack and the blindfolded shoe hunt. Other fun events included villain trivia, the paper-airplane distance toss, and the hot lava tile jump. Congratulations to the R2s!
Sept 12, 2012
Resident Heather Hawthorne is spending the month working at the medical desk at ABC News in New York City. Here’s an article she wrote: Fish Oil No Lifesaver. Thanks for making sure the public gets accurate health information, Dr. Hawthorne! We know your residency training in information mastery with a dose of healthy skepticism has been put to good use.
July 27, 2012
Residents Laura Dalton, Bill Dabbs, Jesselyn Gaona, and Sarah Coles represented our program at the AAFP’s National Student and Resident Conference in Kansas City. They had a blast, ate BBQ, and met a lot of great, inspiring students.
June 23, 2012
June 16, 2012
We are proud of our amazing faculty, pictured here at graduation at the Arizona Biltmore. Check out their bios.
June 16, 2012
Our 2012 graduates are remarkable! Their post-residency plans are as diverse and interesting as they are: working with the underserved, sports medicine and geriatrics fellowships, faculty, traveling the world, and group practice. Most importantly, we know they will be taking great care of patients and being role models for future family doctors for years to come.
June 5, 2012
May 14, 2012
Congratulations to resident Jeanine Spielberger! Dr. Spielberger earned a highly competitive scholarship from the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors to attend the Family Medicine Congressional Conference in Washington, D.C. Jeanine hung out with a great group of gung-ho family physician leaders and met with senate staffers to discuss important policy. We have a policy idea: How about more primary care?!
May 1, 2012
Need another reason to reject sample closets? Our program director Dr. Brown co-authored an article published this month: Many sample closet medications are expired. The article is discussed in AMA News including, oddly enough, a reference to Harry Potter.
April 27, 2012
A group of faculty and residents attended the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference in Seattle, Wash. Faculty members Kristine Goto, Sandra Miller, and Steve Brown, and residents Amara Lai and Colan Kennelly had a blast presenting our research, learning from other family doctors, and enjoying the fun and food in Seattle.
March 14, 2012
Third-year residents Colan Kennelly and Amara Lai and incoming intern Natasha Bhuyan lobbied the state legislature at the Arizona Academy of Family Physicians Emerging Leader Day. Students and residents from around Arizona spent the day learning the importance of leadership and advocacy in the life of a family doctor.
February 24, 2012
We celebrated another great year with our epic residency-wide retreat at the Phoenix Zoo. After some strategic planning and getting in touch with our “why” passion for family medicine, we began a crazy zoo-wide scavenger hunt. The search included questions about the endangered species carousel, the mating habits of komodo dragons, and the elusive names of tortoises. The dinner at dusk complete with our best animal calls and hilarious renditions of “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” was especially memorable. Continuing the fun, we ended the night with karaoke and more camaraderie. What a day!
February 18, 2012
Congratulations to resident Sarah Coles! Sarah was elected to a two-year position on the Arizona Academy of Family Physicians’ Board of Directors.
February 17, 2012
Program director Steve Brown joined InfoPOEMs founder and new USPSTF appointee Mark Ebell to bring the Essential Evidence update to the Arizona Academy of Family Physicians Annual Clinical Education conference for the third consecutive year. We had a record turnout of residents, faculty, and graduates for our completely evidence-based, pharmaceutical industry influence free course. See you in 2013!