Back row: Nerosanth Selvarajah and Dr. David R. Salter – Dean of Clinical Sciences. Front row: James Tullis, Ryan Vaisler, Andrea Nalborczyk and Omar Hajar.
Each year St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine awards the John Randall Scholarship to a group of students to help them to attend the annual Family Medicine Education Consortium meeting.
This year the meeting was held in Cleveland Ohio (Nov 10th – 12th, 2017). Dr. Randall is a former Dean of Clinical Sciences and Chief Academic Officer of the school. He was a founding member of the FMEC and active in that organization for many years and remains a cherished member of the extended SMU family.
This meeting is an opportunity for students to meet with family physicians (450) and other medical students (250) as well as residents and program directors over a three-day period. There are presentations, seminars and poster sessions in addition to social events.
There is a residency fair that gives family medicine programs the opportunity to showcase their programs and recruit future family medicine physicians. The focus of the program is in the northeast region of the US; however, participants were drawn from all of the country.
The students attended many sessions and shared their highlights over dinner.