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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.

Scholarship funding includes the cost of meeting registration, travel, and accommodations for chief residents to attend Internal Medicine Meeting 2020  from April 22 – 25 in Los Angeles, CA.

This is an opportunity to build your CV and to gain valuable workshop experience.

The application will open on August 26, 2019 and the submission deadline is September 27, 2019. Don’t miss it — complete your application!

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2019 Herbert S. Waxman Chief Resident Teaching Scholars

Cyrus Askin, MDCyrus Askin, MD
Cyrus Askin, MD is the Army Chief of Medical Residents at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, where he completed his Internal Medicine Residency. He grew up in Framingham, Massachusetts and then spent several years in Doha, Qatar before attending the College of William and Mary and medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. During the course of his training, Dr. Askin has grown very passionate about undergraduate and graduate medical education as well as Free Open-Access Medical Education (FOAMed). As such, he works closely with "The Curbisders Internal Medicine Podcast" as a correspondent as well as the "ACP Chief Residents Corner" podcast, while holding professorships at University of Texas Health - San Antonio and the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland where he has been recognized as a "Most Valued Educator". He hopes to continue his training via pulmonary/critical care fellowship and return to graduate medical education once done with fellowship training.

Steven Fox, MDSteven Fox, MD
Steve grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, attended medical school at Jefferson, then completed residency in Internal Medicine (Global Health and Underserved Populations Track) at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Awards earned during residency include the Gold Foundation Award for Humanism and Excellence in Teaching (presented by University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine), as well as the Thomas O’Toole Award for Outstanding Work with Underserved Populations (presented by the UPMC Department of Medicine). He now serves as Chief Resident of Quality and Safety at UPMC and the VA Pittsburgh Health System. During his chief year he helped develop resident training in ultrasound, procedures, and management of decompensating patients on the medical ward. After chief year, he will pursue fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, with plans to focus his career on point of care ultrasonography, global health/underserved populations, and medical education. In his free time he enjoys cycling, playing ultimate frisbee, and drinking tea.

Ranju Kunwor, MDRanju Kunwor, MD
Ranju Kunwor, MD is a Chief Resident at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago, IL. Dr. Kunwor graduated with honors from Nepalgunj Medical College, Nepal and moved to the United States to pursue a residency in Internal Medicine in 2015. During her residency Dr. Kunwor was the recipient ACP Resident of the Year award (2017), receiver of awards for best QI projects in topics like Reducing unnecessary am labs (2018) and end-of-life goals discussion in outpatient office (2016 and 2017). She has done numerous outcome research, case reports and has presented her work in ASCO, ACP like national conferences. As a chief resident, she is really a resident’s advocate, a teacher and has been involved in quality morning reports, noon conferences, scholarly activities of residents, resident wellness program, and quality and safety committee. Dr. Kunwor is board certified in Internal Medicine, and will begin fellowship training in Hematology and Oncology at Drexel University, Philadelphia in July 2019. When not at work, Dr Kunwor enjoys hiking, reading books, and playing guitar.

Andrea Labus, MDAndrea Labus, MD
Andrea Labus is chief resident in the Department of Internal Medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine. She was born in Charleston, WV and attended West Virginia University, graduating in 2011 Summa Cum Laude earning a BA degree in Biochemistry with a minor in Spanish. She attended West Virginia University School of Medicine and graduated with MD degree in 2015, followed by completion of her Internal Medicine residency training from 2015-2018. Dr. Labus was awarded resident of the month twice during her residency, as well as teaching resident of the year during the 2017 to 2018 academic year. She served as the resident representative on a number of committees during her final year of residency, including president of the Resident Forum Council and resident representative on the General Medical Education committee, and was elected by her peers as the resident representative on the Medical Executive Committee at WVU Medicine from 2017-2018.

Dr. Labus will be pursuing a career in academic internal medicine at her home institution in both inpatient and outpatient medicine after completion of her chief residency year.

In her free time, Andrea enjoys cheering on the Mountaineers, particularly in football and basketball, indoor cycling, and playing with her Corgi named Calvert.

Jacob Ludwig, DO, MBAJacob Ludwig, DO, MBA
Jacob Ludwig, DO, MBA is a Chief Medical Resident, Academic Hospitalist, and Clinic Attending at National Jewish Health | Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Ludwig graduated with honors from The University of Saint Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota with a B.S. in Biology, before moving to Colorado to pursue medical school. During his medical school Dr. Ludwig earned an MBA in healthcare management from Jones International University. He was the recipient of an award for Excellence in Osteopathic Medical Education and Advocacy (2015), and completed the Harold Ives Magoun, Jr Memorial Predoctoral Osteopathic Principles and Practices Fellowship (2015). Upon earning his degree in Osteopathic Medicine from Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2010, he entered residency training in Internal Medicine at National Jewish Health | Saint Joseph Hospital. Dr. Ludwig is board certified in Internal Medicine, and will begin practicing Primary Care and Integrative Medicine in July 2019. He is an Adjunct Faculty Member in the osteopathic principles and practices department at Rocky Vista University and is a Clinical Instructor for The University of Colorado and Rocky Vista University. When not at work Dr. Ludwig enjoys spending time with his wife and three young daughters.

Joseph Maciuba, MDJoseph Maciuba, MD
Joe Maciuba, MD is a Chief Resident and Academic Hospitalist at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Maciuba graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.S. in Biochemistry and went to Rochester, NY for medical school. Upon earning his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2015, he entered residency training in Internal Medicine at Walter Reed. Dr. Maciuba is board certified in Internal Medicine, and plans to pursue a career in primary care after his year as chief resident. When not at work, Dr. Maciuba enjoys cooking, working out, and traveling the world.