DEPARTMENT OF Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences ~ 2013 Annual Report
Ira Bernstein, M.D. '82, John Van Sicklen Maeck, M.D. '39 Chair
The Department had several significant leadership transitions over the last year. Mark Phillippe, M.D., stepped down as chairperson in July 2012 and was replaced by Ira Bernstein, M.D., who now serves as the John Van Sicklen Maeck Professor and Chair. Dr. Phillippe returned to the role of professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences.
In August of 2012 Christine Murray,
M.D., after many successful years of service,
stepped down as the residency program director
and was replaced by Elisabeth Wegner, M.D. Dr.
Wegner led the program through a successful
Residency Review Committee site visit in
October which led to a four year reaccreditation.
The medical student clerkship rotations,
coordinated by Elise Everett, M.D., greatly
improved the clinical experience for medical
students. The Department’s affiliated site in
Florida, St. Mary’s Medical Center’s Department
of Obstetrics and Gynecology, shared the “Best
Clerkship of the Year Award” with John Caravello,
M.D. as the local program coordinator. Additionally
the Obstetrics and Gynecology clerkship
at Danbury Hospital was identified as the
outstanding local clerkship by the Class of 2014.
Dr. Everett was selected as a participant
in the Association of Professors of Gynecology
and Obstetrics Academic Scholars and Leaders
Program as a member of the 2013–14 class.
Dr. Everett is conducting a project on effecting
behavior change in faculty to improve medical
student education. Her project is titled
“Overcoming the barriers of burn-out, buy-in,
and overburdened faculty.” The Continuing
Medical Education program at the College of
Medicine and Fletcher Allen Health Care, under
the direction of Associate Dean for GME and
Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology
and Reproductive Sciences Cheung Wong, M.D.,
was reaccredited by the Accreditation Council
for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) with
“commendation,” the highest accreditation level
awarded by the ACGME.
This year, Vermont was the highest among the four states, including Oregon, New Hampshire and Maine that received an “A” on the March of Dimes 2012 Premature Birth Report Card issued in mid-November. Vermont was recognized for its low preterm birth rate.
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