Residency Program: 2018-2019 Academic Year
February 23, 2018
Everyone in the Department of Pediatrics would like to welcome our new residents and fellows. We had 1,283 applicants this year and interviewed 289, representing 36 states and two countries. Thanks to all the faculty (77 of you!) who participated in the interview process.
McKenzie Vater, M.D., a Kentucky native, received her undergraduate degree from Northern Kentucky University and her medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Her long-term career interests are in academic medicine, as a clinician educator in either hospitalist medicine or rheumatology.
Ryan Byrne, M.D., a native of Texas, received his undergraduate degree at Texas A&M University and went on to receive his medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine. He is planning to pursue a career in adult congenital heart disease.
McKenzie and Ryan have been identified by their peers and the faculty as ideal candidates for the position as chief residents for their interest in education, their leadership and their potential to contribute and grow in this role.
Becoming a Better Educator Series
Each summer the Department of Pediatrics provides a weekly series of presentations on medical education topics to help our faculty and fellows become better educators in the clinical setting. As we prepare for the 2018 series, we would like to solicit your suggestions on topics in health professions education that you would like to learn more about. Please send your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.