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Eduardo Lacson, MD, FACP (currently a nephrologist in Boston)
formed CRAB in conjunction with his Co-Chief Ronilda Covar, now in
medical informatics in Boston. They both finished the internal
medicine residency at Harbor Hospital Center program in 1996. They
were married at the end of their senior year, and now have two
children. Eduardo and Ronilda thought up the acronym for the
organization and really brought people together throughout Charm
City. Dr. Dobbin Chow played a significant and key role in bringing
Doctor's Dilemma™ to Maryland and helped Eduardo and Ronilda
get that off the ground. The first Doctor's Dilemma™
competition was at GBMC in 1996.
Dr. Richard Williams, current Program Director at Harbor
Hospital Center, has also been an important part of the CRAB group
since its inception. It is through the guidance of Dr. Williams
that the CRAB was able to accomplish so many of their activities.
Since its inclusion as part of the ACP Maryland Chapter, Dr.
Williams has continued to act as a mentor to our CRAB members and,
as always, a valued member of this group.
CRAB was developed as a venue for chief residents to share
experiences, resources and ideas. The hope was to facilitate
communication and collegiality between programs in the city. The
Baltimore metropolitan community has a unique opportunity in that
there are 11 internal medical residency programs in a small
geographical area. It was felt that a group such as CRAB would
allow for a flow of information and communication among these
programs. CRAB began to meet on a monthly basis with many of the
dinners hosted at area restaurants. CRAB was able to implement a
number of different activities over the years, including funding
for Health Care for the Homeless, hosting a CRAB Olympics, and
providing workshops for residents on a variety of subjects. In
2003, CRAB became part of the ACP Maryland Chapter, thus allowing
for not only financial support of its activities, but also the
capability of developing and planning additional activities for
residents in the metropolitan area. During the past few years CRAB
has focused on a number of programs including the development of a
Survival Guide for Spouses, a communication system among the
programs in the area, the 1st CRAB award presented at the
Mulholland-Mohler Associates meeting, a Student Doctor's Dilemma
planned and implemented solely by CRAB, and a survey on morning
The CRAB "family" continues to grow with the addition and
participation of the Army/Navy Chapters which are located in
Bethesda. We look forward to continued additions to our CRAB
activities and are delighted to see the activities of CRAB growing