Family Medicine Residency News
June 23, 2014
Welcome to the Banner Good Sam Class of 2017! These residents arrived at Good Sam from seven different medical schools in seven different states, continuing our history of attracting top students from all over the country. These “Great 8” will continue our tradition of excellence here at Banner Good Sam Family Medicine. Check out their bios and you will see why we are so proud.
June 14, 2014
Congratulations to the Class of 2014! These amazing family physicians make us so proud. They will go on to be remarkable clinicians, educators, and leaders. Thanks for a great three years! You can see where they are headed on our new graduate page.
June 5, 2014
Faculty member Sandra Miller published an article entitled 'Faculty development in narrative medicine, using stories to teach, learn and thrive.' Several of our residents and faculty have gained much in the past two years with this opportunity to reflect on the humanistic sides of medicine.
May 16, 2014
Good Sam hosted its first annual House Staff Quality and Safety Day to celebrate resident quality successes! Program director Steve Brown was one of the Co-Chairs of the event.
Residents Sarah Coles, Syerra Lea, and Dina Zuber presented posters and Sarah’s was named one of the top posters of the event!
Bill Dabbs and Ryan Evans gave oral presentations and Ryan won the $2,500 grand prize for the “High Value Care” contest!! His project, “A multidisciplinary approach to reducing Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections,” was the overall contest winner. Our residency won the “top participation” prize and we celebrated with an evening of bowling.
May 14, 2014
Faculty geriatrician Jason Leubner presented a poster at the American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting in Orlando, FL.
May 12, 2014
Resident Bill Dabbs was awarded “House Staff of the Year” for the Department of Family Medicine by the students of the University of Arizona – Phoenix! Congratulations, Bill! What a huge and well-deserved, honor!
May 7, 2014
Residents Bill Dabbs, Sarah Coles, Jesselyn Gaona, Lauren Drake, Rebecca Robarge, and Zach Ortiz presented scholarly posters at the University of Arizona- Phoenix Academic Excellence Day. Our program prioritizes scholarly activity for interested residents and our great relationship with the University of Arizona helps nurture this interest.
May 4, 2014
Congratulations to faculty member Sandra Miller and residents Bill Dabbs, Sarah Coles, and Jesselyn Gaona who presented scholarly posters at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference in San Antonio, TX. Residents Ryan Dougherty and Natasha Bhuyan also attended and had a blast. Our program prioritizes leadership and scholarly work and STFM is a great forum for leaders in family medicine.
April 7, 2014
Residents Natasha Bhuyan, Sarah Coles, and Rebecca Robarge advocated for Family Medicine at the 2014 Family Medicine Congressional Conference in Washington D.C. Our residents learned the fundamentals of advocacy, engaged legislators and are inspiring change!
April 4, 2014
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 fifth consecutive year. We had a record turnout of residents, faculty, and graduates (230 people!) for our completely evidence-based, pharmaceutical industry influence free course. This course continues to grow and garner rave reviews. See you 2015!
April 2, 2014
Congratulations to R1, Jake Anderson, who was elected to a two-year term on the Arizona Academy of Family Physicians Board of Directors! He will join R2, Rebecca Robarge, as a resident board member.
March 7, 2014
Annual resident/faculty retreat! We packed 1,200 emergency food boxes at St. Mary’s food Bank and discussed social determinants of health. We then adjourned to Dave and Buster’s, where we solved a murder mystery, played games and generally had a great time!
Feb. 5, 2014
Residents Bill Dabbs, Sarah Coles, Rebecca Robarge and Natasha Bhuyan spent the day at the Arizona Academy of Family Physicians “Emerging Leader Day” at the state capitol, advocating for primary care and our patients.
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)
Dec. 7, 2013
Residents and faculty gathered for fun, food, and dancing to help raise money for charity at Banner Good Samaritan’s Annual Candlelight Capers event. (Pictured left to right: R2 Rebecca Robarge, R3 Sarah Coles, R3 Jesselyn Gaona).
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.