Aventura Hospital residents win American College of Physicians awards

Dr. Shalini Kulkarni and Dr. Ayesha Farooq

Dr. Shalini Kulkarni and Dr. Ayesha Farooq

Dr. Ayesha Farooq and Dr. Shalini Kulkarni, residents atAventura Hospital and Medical Center, were recently honored to win research abstract and poster competition awards presented at the American College of Physicians (ACP) 2015 annual Residents and Medical Students meeting. The ACP is the largest medical-specialty organization in the U.S. comprised of physicians dedicated to applying scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to diagnose and treat patients while providing compassionate care.

Aventura Hospital’s Internal Medicine Residency Program was the only Program in Florida with the highest number of research abstract submissions and the highest number of abstracts entered into the competition. Ten research abstracts were submitted, among which three were entered into the poster competition; and two were entered into the oral presentation competition.

The ACP Florida Chapter meeting, held in March at the Embassy Suites, Orlando, showcased entries submitted by Dr. Farooq, who won 2nd place in the poster competition; Dr. Kulkarni, who won 3rd place in the oral presentation competition; as well as entries submitted by their fellow residents Dr. Dhruti Mankodi, Dr. Ashish Sharma and Dr. Kairavee Dave.

“ConsideringAventura Hospital’s Internal Medicine Residency Program was recently established in July of 2014, winning top ACP awards is a noteworthy achievement,” said Program Director Dr. Hamid Feiz. “Our residents competed against entrants from hospitals including University of Miami, Cleveland Clinic, the Mayo Clinic, Mount Sinai Medical Center, University of South Florida and Florida Hospital, Orlando.”

In keeping with the mission of theACP to enhance the quality and effectiveness of health care by fostering excellence and professionalism in the practice of medicine; and to help meet demand for primary care physicians, Aventura Hospital pursued the goal to establish a Graduate Medical Education Residency Training Program sponsored by Hospital Corporation of American (HCA). The hospital has also become a major participating site for a General Surgery Residency Training Program.

“What sets our Internal Medicine Residency Training Program apart from others is our outstanding faculty and staff, providing direction, encouragement and meaningful evaluations as well as unique opportunities to participate in community medicine, attend ACP meetings and win esteemed awards,” said Dr. Feiz. “Today, Aventura Hospital is training residents to become the next generation of leaders in internal medicine and its subspecialties, leading to state-of-the-art patient care.”

For more information about Aventura Hospital and Medical Center Residency Training Programs, contact: AHMC.GMEAdmin@HCAHealthcare.com

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