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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

JMH residents present at annual Rural Resident Research Symposium

Dr. Lauren McGee and Dr. Alexandra BowlingWISE, Va. – Several residents from Johnston Memorial Hospital recently presented scholarly research at the Rural Resident Research Symposium, sponsored by the Southwest Virginia Graduate Medical Education Consortium.Dr. Mylanie Facelo

The annual event brings physicians together from Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee to discuss rural health care challenges and opportunities.

Dr. Mylanie Facelo, a PGY 2 resident in family medicine, presented her work on “Educating Children about Sugar and Exercise in the Community.”

Dr. Lauren McGee and Dr. Alexandra Bowling, both PGY 2 residents in family medicine, shared a case presentation entitled “A Treatable Respiratory Failure.” Dr. Bowling and Dr. Ayan Novruzov, Dr. Alexandra Bowling and Dr. Ayan Novruzova PGY 1 resident in internal medicine, presented “A Case from the CCU."

In addition to supporting physician scholarship through the Rural Residency Research Symposium and the annual Head for the Hills retreat, the consortium creates and supports multiple medical residency preceptor sites in rural and underserved communities in Southwest Virginia and provides expense-paid or low-cost opportunities for regional medical professionals to earn onsite, culturally appropriate credits in Continuing Medical Education.