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Kent Hospital’s Graduate Medical Education Program Hosts First-Ever Research and Scholarship Forum

Kent Hospital's Graduate Medical Education Department recently hosted its first Research and Scholarship Forum. The forum featured poster presentations and case studies from Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine and Internal Medicine Residency Programs as well as a presentation from Kent Hospital's Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship Program. The forum included posters from 26 Emergency Medicine Residents, five Family Medicine Residents, three Internal Medicine Residents and 13 University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM) third-year medical students.

Presenters included Christopher Palmer, DO, internal medicine resident; Christopher Peters, DO, internal medicine resident; Nicholas Nikolopoulos, DO, family medicine resident; Michelle McKenney, DO, family medicine resident; Stephen Kroh, DO, emergency medicine resident; Christopher Mozdzanowski, DO, emergency medicine resident; Mark Petrarca, DO, emergency medicine resident; Jordan Wager, DO, emergency medicine resident; and Christopher Ferri, UNECOM medical student.

"A medical education research forum is a great way for the public and colleagues to see the type of work these residents and medical students do here at Kent Hospital on a daily basis," says Joseph W. Spinale, DO, FACC, director of medical education at Kent Hospital. This event was the stage for highlighting resident and student clinical research for the advancement of quality care at Kent.

Recently, six of Kent Hospital's emergency medicine residents were selected from more than 1,000 applicants to present cases at the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians Spring Seminar held in Scottsdale, Arizona, April 10-14. Third-year resident, Sarah Whyte, DO, of Elmhurst, IL, captured the overall first place award for her case poster and presentation, co-authored by Christopher P. Zabbo, DO, FACEP, program director of the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Kent Hospital. Dr. Whyte won first place out of over 200 presentations representing emergency medicine residencies across the country. Eleven other Kent Hospital residents and one undersea and hyperbaric medicine fellow have been chosen to present their case presentations this year at national conferences throughout the country.

Kent Hospital's Graduate Medical Education Program is affiliated with The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. Kent Hospital offers residency training programs in Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine and Internal Medicine, as well as a Fellowship Program in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine. Kent Hospital currently has 32 residents and one fellow.

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