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ACP Herbert S. Waxman Chief Resident Teaching Scholarship

This scholarship was established to recognize outstanding Chief Medical Residents and to provide them with an opportunity to assist teaching popular clinical skills workshops under the guidance and mentorship of expert faculty in the Clinical Skills Center, part of ACP’s Internal Medicine Meeting.

The Clinical Skills Center provides hands-on, small group learning opportunities in the areas of communication, physical examination, and hospital and office-based procedural skills.

The 2020 Herbert S. Waxman Chief Resident Teaching Scholarship application is closed. Applications for 2021 will be accepted beginning in August 2020.

2020 Herbert S. Waxman Chief Resident Teaching Scholars

Jeffery Gray, MDJeffery Gray, MD
Jeffery Gray, MD is a chief resident at the National Capital Consortium Internal Medicine residency program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Gray graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Maryland, College Park. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and graduated magna cum laude. During residency, Dr. Gray received several awards including the National Capital Consortium Internal Medicine Intern of the Year (2017), the James J. Leonard Award for Excellence in Teaching by the Uniformed Services University (2017), and the Profiles in Excellence Award by the Chief Residents Association of Baltimore (2018). Dr. Gray is board certified in Internal Medicine and is interested in pursuing a career in medical education. When not at work, Dr. Gray enjoys exploring the outdoors and spending time with friends and family.


Benjamin Hayes, MDBenjamin Hayes, MD
Benjamin Hayes, MD is a PGY3 Chief Resident at Northside Hospital Gwinnett in Lawrenceville, GA. Dr. Hayes graduated from Emory University with a B.S. in Biology before heading to the Midwest to pursue medical school. Upon earning his medical degree from Saint Louis University in 2016, he returned to Georgia and entered residency training in Internal Medicine at Northside Hospital Gwinnett. His medical interests including innovative teaching methods in primary care and Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM). Currently, Dr. Hayes teaches the simulation lab and leads the journal club and academic half day curriculum at his program. During residency, he was the recipient of the Peer Teacher of the Year award in 2018 and won first place at the Association for Hospital Medical Education national conference for is quality improvement (QI) research on prior authorization.  After residency, Dr. Hayes plans to continue a career in academic medicine. When not at work, he enjoys spending time with his fiancé and remains involved with his church community.


Vincent Kang, DOVincent Kang, DO
Vincent Kang, DO is a Chief Resident at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. In addition to chief duties, he is an Academic Hospitalist and serves as teaching attending in the resident continuity clinical practice. Dr. Kang was born and raised in Madison, WI and graduated on a violin scholarship from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a B.S. in Biochemistry. He attended medical school at the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine before entering residency training in Internal Medicine at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital. During his residency, Dr. Kang was the recipient of awards for Internal Medicine Intern of the Year (2017), Inspire Award for Compassion and Excellence (2019), Certificate of Merit for Clinical Case at the ACP National Meeting in Philadelphia, PA (2019), and Donald J. Vincent Award for Internal Medicine Excellence (2019). He has presented numerous case reports, QI projects and research nationally, including two oral presentations at SCCM (2019) and CHEST (2019). He is an avid member of the Code Blue and Critical Care Clinical Operations Council Committees at his institution. His passions include teaching his fellow residents on the wards as well as ultrasound training. Dr. Kang is board certified in Internal Medicine and after chief year will pursue fellowship training in Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine. When not at work he enjoys rooting for his Wisconsin Badgers and spending time and traveling with his wife, daughter, and miniature golden doodle.


Henry Lew, MDHenry Lew, MD
Henry Lew, MD is Co-Chief Resident (Inpatient Medicine) at Kaiser Permanente Hawaii in Honolulu, Hawaii. Born and raised in the Lincoln Heights area of East Los Angeles, Dr. Lew graduated from Harvey Mudd College with a B.S. in Economics and a Minor in Mathematics. Upon earning his medical degree from the Charles R. Drew/UCLA Medical Education Program in 2016, he entered residency training at the Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Internal Medicine Residency Program. During his residency, Dr. Lew was the recipient of awards for Outpatient Resident of the Year (2017-2018) and Inpatient Medicine Resident of the Year (2018-2019). Dr. Lew is board certified in Internal Medicine. During his chief year, Dr. Lew began a point-of-care ultrasound curriculum, further developed the residency’s simulation curriculum, and arranged clinical reasoning conferences to encourage residents to hone their diagnostic skills. He plans to practice Hospital Medicine and to continue teaching residents.  In his free time, Dr. Lew and his fiancé enjoy watching movies, traveling, and solving medical mysteries.


Sarah E. SchallSarah E. Shall, MD
Sarah E. Schall, MD is a Chief Resident and Academic Internist at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Schall graduated summa cum laude from the College of William and Mary with a B.S. in Biology. Upon earning her medical degree from University of Virginia in 2016, she entered residency training in Internal Medicine at San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium. Dr. Schall is board certified in Internal Medicine and will practice as a general internist following completion of her chief year. When not at work she enjoys reading science fiction, writing bad poetry, and watching classic horror movies with friends.


Sarah SteinkrugerSarah Steinkruger, MD
Sarah Steinkruger, MD is the Ambulatory Chief Medical Resident and Acting Instructor for the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, WA. She graduated summa cum laude from Seattle University with a B.S in Biology and minor in Chemistry and earned her medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine in 2016. She remained at the University of Washington for her Internal Medicine Residency, participating in the Primary Care and Clinician Educator Tracks. She was awarded the Resident Excellence in Teaching Award and the WWAMI Pro Award, recognizing her excellent teaching of medical students. Dr. Steinkruger is board certified in Internal Medicine and plans to pursue a career as an academic primary care physician in Seattle. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, movies, traveling, video games, and spending time with her fiancé, Jeremiah, and their two cats, Pippin and Maeve