Welcome Letter from Jason Wagner
Another academic year is under way. With it we welcome our first Tox fellow in (Dave Liss) as well as our first Sports Med fellow (Maureen Gross); both WashU alums from 2015. We've had a very active summer in St. Louis keeping the training tempo high for our residents. They've been doing a fantastic job stepping up to the plate. Kevin Cullison won national honors with his receipt of a Knowledge Translation grant on reducing imaging in PE. He will be presenting with Jeff Kline on Monday Oct 26th from 3:30-5:30 at ACEP in Boston. Sara Manning, who is a current chief, won the CORD CPC case competition and will be competing in the CPC case finals at ACEP later this month. Two of our other chief residents (Maia Dorsett and Alicia Oberle) also won national recognition as Right Care Fellows for the Lown Institute. Under this grant they will do work towards the reduction of harm caused by unnecessary testing.
Each generation of resident is forging a stronger class behind it. To this end we hope to increase our alumni giving. Over the next few weeks we are rolling out our recurring giving initiative. The WUSM Alumni website has now made it much easier to set up scheduled donations to the residency alumni fund. This fund will be used to pay for many of the things that make our residency stand out in the future such as travel scholarships, visiting lecturers, research scholarships, along with many other niceties and necessities of residency. With your help we will continue to make WashU EM one of the best residencies in the country!