Family Medicine Residency News
Dec. 14, 2013
Our third annual music night was again a huge success! Violin, drums, saxophone, piano, singing, you name it! It is great to see our faculty and residents showing their talents and having a heck of a lot of fun doing it. (Photo: Ryan Evans on left, Bill Dabbs on right)
Oct. 25, 2013
Our annual in-training exam day picnic was great fun! The three classes and faculty competed in such contests as the water drop game, cracker whistle challenge, relay races, charades, golf shot and word games. The Class of 2014 successfully defended its championship and was awarded the coveted trophy. (Class of 2015 pictured here)
Oct. 16, 2013
Program director Steve Brown, working with Banner Good Sam Internal Medicine program director Cheryl O’Malley, was honored as a winner in the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation’s Teaching Value and Choosing Wisely Competition. Drs. Brown and O’Malley designed a contest at Good Sam that challenged residents and fellows to create and implement High Value projects to decrease cost and improve quality.
Oct. 10, 2013
Program director Steve Brown has been named the 2014 Chair of the Commission of the Health of the Public and Science by the Board of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
The AAFP Commission of the Health of the Public and Science’s scope of work includes public health, evidence-based clinical recommendations and care, generation of new knowledge with dissemination and implementation, and health disparities and underserved populations.
Sept. 29, 2013
Resident Sarah Coles was awarded the prestigious AAFP Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education. Only 12 residents win this award nationally each year. She received her award at the AAFP Scientific Assembly in San Diego. Congratulations, Sarah!
Sept. 15, 2013
Congratulations to "High Value Idea” contest winner Ryan Evans and finalists Natasha Bhuyan, Luke Peterson and Lauren Drake. This hospital-wide contest for residents and fellows was designed to get residents involved as leaders to improve quality and decrease health care costs. True to our reputation as leaders in family medicine and our hospital system, our residents were very well represented with eight entries, three finalists and one winner!
Aug. 6, 2013
Resident Natasha Bhuyan and program director Steve Brown describe the importance of family medicine and what makes our program special on the Banner Good Sam CEO blog.
Natasha Bhuyan's guest blog Steve Brown's guest blog
Aug. 6, 2013
High school football season is here! Faculty member Kam Hunter coordinates our coverage of high school sports here at the residency. Our residency covers eight high schools during football season with three faculty and collaboration with our orthopedic residency colleagues. This allows all interested residents to have their “own” school, which, in true family medicine form, helps build relationships with young athletes and school trainers!
Aug. 3, 2013
At National Conference, resident Natasha Bhuyan was elected resident board member of the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors. Congratulations, Natasha! Leadership development is key in the education of family medicine physicians. We are proud that our residents serve in state and national leadership positions.
Aug. 1, 2013
Our team had a blast at the American Academy of Family Physician’s National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students in Kansas City, MO. Faculty members Steve Brown and Colan Kennelly gave talks, residents helped develop AAFP policy, and we talked to many inspiring medical students from all over the country. We can’t wait to go back in 2014!
July 25, 2013
Program director Steve Brown published a research study this month: 'Sample closet medications are neither novel nor useful.' Our residency has been completely pharmaceutical influence-free since 2007. We feel strongly that pharma should play no role in resident education. Many other residencies agree.
June 15, 2013
We welcomed another remarkable intern class to our residency. Our new interns are from seven different medical schools in six states. See their bios here.
June 15, 2013
Congratulations to another amazing group of graduates! The Class of 2013 will be doing remarkable things: OB fellowship, toxicology fellowship, women’s health, public health, ambulatory primary care and rural practice. These elite eight will be leaders in healthcare for years to come and we are bursting with pride.
May 14, 2013
Residents Sarah Coles and Natasha Bhuyan traveled to Washington DC to represent us at the AAFP’s Family Medicine Congressional Conference. Dr. Coles is a member of the AAFP’s Commission on Government Advocacy and Dr. Bhuyan was awarded the prestigious AFMRD scholarship to attend.
May 2, 2013
Residents Laura Dalton and Jeanine Spielberger presented their scholarly work at the Society of Teacher of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference in Baltimore, MD.
April 25, 2013
Banner Health was recognized as one of the Top 5 health systems in the country. We are proud to work in this non-profit organization that is innovating and relentlessly improving quality, satisfaction, and patient outcomes.
Feb 24, 2013
Program director Steve Brown joined InfoPOEMs founder and USPSTF member Mark Ebell to bring the Essential Evidence update to the Arizona Academy of Family Physicians Annual Clinical Education conference for the fourth consecutive year. We had a record turnout of residents, faculty, and graduates for our completely evidence-based, pharmaceutical industry influence free course. This course continues to grow and garner rave reviews. See you 2014!
Feb 22, 2013
Faculty member Jeff Wolfrey is 2013 Arizona Family Physician of the Year! Dr. Wolfrey was recognized for his excellence as a generalist clinician, educator, mentor, leader, and tireless advocate for family medicine in Arizona.
Feb 22, 2013
Congratulations to resident Rebecca Robarge, who was elected to a two-year term as a resident member of the board of directors of the Arizona Academy of Family Physicians. She joins resident Sarah Coles on the board. One of the key missions of our residency is to promote excellence. We unfailingly support residents in leadership roles to help advance the cause of stellar primary care for all.
Feb 17, 2013
Annual faculty and resident retreat at Boyce Thompson Arboretum and Rawhide! We started the day with hikes and scavenger hunting in the gorgeous Arizona Desert and finished up with more games and BBQ at an Old West town. We had a hootin’, hollerin’, foot-stompin’ good time!