Family Medicine Residents Present at National Meetings

Heritage Valley Family Medicine Residents have had a busy year. Five of the third-year residents presented scholarly work at national conferences this year. Each conference has a rigorous set of selection criteria in order to be accepted for presentation. The presentations include the following:

  • Drug Screening Medical Students and Residents in Family Medicine Training: A Survey of Program Policies and Practices; Laleh Bigdeli, MD; Paul Bell, PhD; Michael Semelka, DO; Heritage Valley Family Medicine Residency; To be presented at the 35th Forum for Behavioral Science in Family Medicine in Chicago, IL in September 2014 

  • Large Leiomyoma in a Testosterone Injecting Postmenopausal Transgender Female; Joshua Lester, DO; Amber Fedin, DO; Heritage Valley Family Medicine Residency; Presented at the Annual Convention & Scientific Seminar of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians in Philadelphia, PA in March 2014 

  • Building Bridges between Academia and Service: Successful Simulation Based IPE Team Training Projects; Ateq Rahman, MD; Jennifer Jenkins, DO; Abby Gehring, RN-BSN; Stephen Hagberg, MD; Valerie Howard, EdD, MSN, RN; David Thimons, DO; Heritage Valley Family Medicine Residency; Presented at the International Meeting of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare in San Francisco, CA in January 2014 

  • Myxedema Coma But Where Is the Coma!; Mojibade Odebode, MD; David Thimons, DO; Vikram Arora, MD, MPH; Heritage Valley Family Medicine Residency; 3rd Place winner at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society in Orlando, FL in May 2014 

  • Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) in Nursing Homes; Kim Miller, DO; Gerald A. Hartle, Jr., MSN, CRP, FNP; David G. Thimons, DO; Joseph Angelli, PhD; Heritage Valley Family Medicine Residency; Presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society in Orlando, FL in May 2014