Dr. Jasmine Kency has been named the Faculty Lead for Medicine Grand Rounds. Dr. Kency is an Assistant Professor in the both the Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics. She completed her undergraduate degree at Spellman College, medical degree from the University of South Alabama, and residency in medicine-pediatrics at UMMC. After a year as chief resident in Pediatrics, Dr. Kency joined faculty in the Division of General Internal Medicine.
We welcomed 40 interns and 31 fellows to the Department of Medicine this month. This includes 26 categorical, 5 medicine-pediatrics, 4 preliminary, 2 preventive medicine, and 3 dermatology interns. In addition, 58 interns will spend anywhere from 6-12 months on rotations with the Department.
Dr. Zeb Henson was awarded the top awards from both the School of Medicine and the Department of Medicine this year. He was named Clinical Professor of the Year, which is selected by the senior class and given to the clinical professor who fosters learning, exhibits exceptional teaching, and inspires the class to strive for excellence in and out of the classroom. Dr. Henson was also awarded 2021 Department of Medicine Teacher of the Year by the internal medicine residency program.
Dr. Teresa Moll is a PGY-V fellow in Endocrinology. A graduate of UMMC School of Medicine and the medicine-pediatrics residency program, Dr. Moll shares about herself, her memories of medicine growing up, and her love of UMMC.
Congratulations to all awardees who were recognized at Resident and Fellow graduations!
Intern of the Year: Raina Muthukumaru
Resident of the Year: Samer Mehio
Spirit of the Program: Anna Carr & Amor Royer
Fellow of the Year: Paul Dotherow
Dr. Zeb Henson has been appointed UMMC’s Associate Chief of Staff effective June 1, 2021. He joined the UMMC faculty in 2009 and currently is an Associate Professor of Medicine and the Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program Director. As a clinician, teacher, and mentor, Dr. Henson is respected, inspirational, well-rounded, and perfectly suited for this role.
Welcome to our new chief medical residents who began on June 1, 2021! Drs. Austin Burkenstock, Anna Owings, Caleb Stanfield, and Ashley Villarreal.
The Carl G. Evers Awards are voted on by the medical school classes and are awarded annually. The Department of Medicine has won “best clinical department” 18 of the past 20 years! Congratulations to all who were awarded this year!
When people look back on this year (or as they study our monochrome pictures hanging on the sixth floor wall), most will probably say “Oh, those were the COVID chiefs.” While they may be right, it’s a very dubious distinction to say the least. COVID-19 has certainly shaped our year in many ways, but we do not feel we let it define our year. To us, and to all of program leadership, it was even more important than ever that the education and wellness of our residents not get buried under the service demands the pandemic laid at our feet.
Dr. Rochelle Thompson Kolawole, PGY-3 categorical resident in internal medicine, was born in Liberia but grew up in six different countries around Africa. She is a mom to a little boy and wife to Dr. John (Olu) Kolawole, a second-year cardiology fellow at UMMC. After graduation, Dr. Thompson Kolawole will begin a combined fellowship in Infectious Diseases/Critical Care. Here, she shares about her love of her family, all things travel, and UMMC.
Congratulations to the Department of Medicine for being awarded both M3 and M4 Department of the Year by the Carl G. Evers Society. The Department of Medicine has won these awards for 18 of the past 20 years. This recognition is confirmation of the department’s commitment to education and a direct result of the efforts of our faculty, staff, and trainees.
The Alpha Mississippi Chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Society inducted their 2021 initiates on April 13th. Students, residents, and faculty are chosen based on their academic and professional achievement, leadership, service to others, and a commitment to scholarly and personal excellence.