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2014 Student Steps to Success Meeting

2014 Student Steps to Success Meeting

The Maryland, Virginia, DC, US Army, US Navy and US Air Force Chapter hosted the Student Steps to Success program on April 26th at USU. It was again an unqualified success with over 175 students registered for this event. The program included an Internal Medicine Panel on lifestyles, a breakout session on the match, Success in the Clerkship and a mentoring luncheon. Simulation labs as well as the Student Dilemma were offered during the afternoon session with 10 teams from several different programs participating in the dilemma. The abstract competition was once again very successful, and we send out congratulations to the following award winners. This year, a new event, the Ironman Competition, was included during the meeting, and provided the students the opportunity to test their skills in question review. We thank all of the judges, mentors, and residents who participated in ensuring that we had such a highly successful meeting. Special thanks to Dr. Todd Gleeson, the event manager, who spent countless hours to ensure that the meeting ran so efficiently.

Special congratulations to the following students:

Research Category

First place
Kailin Hsu, University of Maryland
Lower Self-Reported Medication Adherence is Associated with Adverse Patient Safety Events in Chronic Kidney Disease

Second place
Jacob Jones, George Washington University
Health Impact Assessment for High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing Via Long Laterals in Livingston County, New York

Clinical Vignette Category

First place
Jonathan Dewald, Ross University
Chronic Budd-Chiari Syndrome with Hepatic Fibrosis, Ascites and Ileofemoral Caval Thromboses

Second place
Jacob Alexander, George Washington University
A Thrombus to Remember: Portal Vein Thrombosis Treated with Thrombolysis and Thrombectomy in a 68 Year Old Female

Iron Med Competition

Tie for overall winner (both students got 23 of 24 questions right!!!):

Konstantin Inozemtsev (Saba University)
Surosh Nazeer (Ross University)

Student Dilemma winners
(out of a field of ten teams - UMMS, USUHS, Hopkins, EVMS, GWU, Howard, St Agnes, Harbor, Good Sam, Union Memorial)

First place - University of Maryland
Bradley Woodman
Ann Miller
Kristin Lohr
Rita Poon

Second place - USUHS
Alex Knobloch
Mike Meyer
Alison Lane
Alyssa Dickey

Enjoy some photos from the event: