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2021 Williams Student Conference Recap

The Williams Student Conference was held on February 27 and was another wonderful event for all who attended and participated.   We had over 90 students, 7 Residents and 10 Faculty registered for the day.  It included a number of different activities: a research and clinical vignette poster competition (16 entries), IronMed competition, and presentations on How “Good” Clinicians Think by Dr. Sara Mixter and Seven Habits of the Highly Effective Intern by Dr. Sam Kant.  The highlights of the meeting included a Student Dilemma contest featuring six student teams from not only our metropolitan area but also teams from our off-shore campuses.  And, three amazing workshops presented by our students with the assistance of some rising chiefs on Intersectionality of Gender & Bullying in Medicine, Intersectionality of Medical Mentorship, and Under-Represented Groups and Intersectionality of Communication:  Building a Positive Interdisciplinary Culture.

Thanks to all of our Judges – Janaki Deepak, MBBS, FACP Dobbin Chow, MD, MACP, Richard Williams, MD, FACP, April Fitzgerald, MD, FACP, David Weisman, DO, FACP Mangla Gulati, MD, FACP George Lawrence, MD, FACP and Matthew Hogan, MD. Special thanks to Andrew Mertz, MD who not only developed the IronMed Competition for this meeting but also was kind enough to be our “guy” who took care of the BuzzedN app during the Doctors Dilemma contest.

Most special thanks goes to Dr. Deepak who puts her “heart” into both of our dilemma contests and spends countless hours making sure it not only runs as smoothly as possible but also makes this a learning session for our students.

This was an absolute AMAZING achievement for our group as this was all done virtually over a six-hour timeframe.  The recording can be found on our YouTube page.

Congrats to the following Medical Students:

Clinical Vignettes

First Place
Zarah Haleem, American University of Antigua SOM

Second Place
Shannon Towle, Saba University SOM

Third Place
Mary Melati, University of Maryland SOM

Honorable Mention
Emma Neahusan, Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Research

First Place
Shannon Wongvibulsin, Johns Hopkins University SOM

Second Place 
Thomas Gracie, Johns Hopkins University SOM

Third Place 
Albert Holler, Johns Hopkins University, SOM

Honorable Mention
Srujan Kopparapu, Johns Hopkins University, SOM

Student Dilemma

First Place
Srujan Kopparapu, JJ Kim, Abhi Gami, Vismaya Bachu, Johns Hopkins SOM

Second Place
Yassin Nayel, Medin Tafa, Ascension St. Agnes Hospital; Timothy Kurup, American University of the Caribbean SOM, Tadele Berisa, Ross University SOM

Third Place 
Jocelyn Wu, Sam Kirsch, Yamini Vyas, Mehnaz Ali, University of Maryland SOM