AMA Foundation Recognizes Resident Leaders, Part 1. JAMA. 2000;283(13):1752. doi:10.1001/jama.283.13.1752
Prepared by Ashish Bajaj, Department of Resident
and Fellow Services, American Medical Association.
The American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation Leadership Award Program
recognizes medical students and resident and fellow physicians who have demonstrated
nonclinical leadership in medical arenas, civic organizations, and community
service organizations. Award winners will receive an expense-paid trip to
the AMA National Leadership Development Conference that will be held March
25-28, 2000, in Miami, Fla. Some of the resident and fellow winners are listed
below with a brief description of their accomplishments.
Brent R. Asplin, MD, MPH, served on the board of directors for the Emergency
Medicine Residents' Association and was the first resident member of the editorial
board for the Annals of Emergency Medicine. He was
a congressional fellow for Sen Max Baucus on the Senate Finance Committee.
Dr Asplin is a fellow in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program
at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Ronnier J. Aviles, MD, serves as vice president for the Mayo Fellow
Association, which represents more than 1500 fellows, residents, and medical
students at the Mayo Clinic. He has worked with his Internal Medicine Residents
Council to bring education and community programs to his residency program.
Dr Aviles is an internal medicine resident at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester,
Sameer A. Bade, MD, serves as president of the Resident's Section of
the Maryland State Medical Association. He has served in numerous national
leadership positions in religious organizations and has coordinated medical
relief projects for refugees through theGlobal Relief Foundation. Dr Bade
is an internal medicine resident at Harbor Hospital Center in Glen Burnie,
Jeffrey C. Bates, MD, is the founder and past president of the National
MedPeds Residents' Association and publisher of The MedPeds
Newsletter. He is the chair-elect of the Texas Medical Association–Resident
and Fellows Section. Dr Bates is an internal medicine/pediatrics resident
at the Texas A & M University-Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple,
Robert M. Biter, MD, serves on the board of directors of Theatre Harrisburg
and has created a breast cancer support group that is writing a play about
their experiences with the illness. He helped found Her Heart's Wish, a national
wish-granting program for terminally ill women, and served as a national health
promotion consultant for AmeriCorps. Dr Biter is an obstetrics/gynecology
resident at Pennsylvania State University, Hershey.
Rosemary G. Carr, MD, serves as president of the National Capital Area
Council of Psychiatric Residents. During medical school, she was president
of her branch of the American Medical Women's Association. Dr Carr is a psychiatry
resident at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.
Paul F. Currier, MD, served as class president and student body president
in medical school and held several leadership positions in college. In addition,
he worked as a health policy fellow in the office of Sen Bill Frist and served
as a Fulbright Scholar studying medical education in Germany. Dr Currier is
a research fellow at the University of Miami, Miami, Fla.