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A Message from the Committee on GME & Candidate Membership
Greetings, from the Committee on Graduate Medical Education and Candidate Membership! We are proud to inform the membership of the Society that we are now into our second year of accepting Candidate Members, who are residents and fellows in the region and have demonstrated commitment to and engagement in NESS! It is our hope that our Candidate Members who become attending surgeons in the region will continue their involvement in the New England Surgical Society and ultimately go on to become full and contributing members. It is through the cultivation of the relationships with these Candidate members that our Society will continue to experience the vitality and scholarly engagement that we all seek in our professional lives, no matter the nature of our practices.
Since last year’s Annual Meeting, the following residents have been confirmed as Candidate Members of the New England Surgical Society and will be recognized at our upcoming Annual Meeting in Bretton Woods:
Courtney Collins, MD, Hartford, CT
Isidore Dinga Madou, MD, New Haven, CT
Neeta J. Erinjeri, MD, New Haven, CT
Trenton Foster, MD, Milford, CT
Ryan J. Hendrix, MD, Worcester, MA
Maureen V. Hill, MD, Lebanon, NH
Abraham E. Jaffe, MD, Worcester, MA
Asif K. Mustafa, MD, PhD, New Haven, CT
Conor O’Neill, MD, Burlington, VT
Andrea M. Steely, MD, Burlington, VT
Daniel C. Thomas, MD, MPH, New Haven, CT
Alia Whitehead, MD, Burlington, VT
Calvin Young, MD, New Haven, CT
We encourage all members who have the opportunity to work with residents and fellows to explore whether these hard-working surgeons would be appropriate for Candidate Membership. It is as simple as nominating a member, and we take it from there!
We are looking forward to seeing all of you, our colleagues, at the 2017 Annual Meeting. In keeping with our commitment to providing important offerings to residents, fellows, and attendings alike, the Committee will be sponsoring a breakfast session on Saturday, September 9th at 7:00 am. This year’s topic is concentrating on Resident Autonomy—critical for residents to experience in order to provide for excellent patient care in the future. This interactive breakfast session should prove to be an exciting opportunity to share ideas and philosophies on this important topic.
Moving forward, the Committee is highly committed to providing a platform by which residency and fellowship programs are able to share information and collaborate efficiently in the interest of supporting graduate medical education in the attainment of common goals. We encourage Program Directors, Associate Program Directors, and any interested surgical educator in the New England Surgical Society to identify areas of common interest that can be leveraged toward future collaborations. Your representatives on the GME and Candidate Membership Committee look forward to hearing your ideas and challenges!
See you at Mount Washington!
Anne Campbell Larkin, MD, FACS
Chair, Committee on Graduate Medical Education and Candidate Membership