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Lakeland Health Foundations Invest in Next Generation of Physicians
Jul 5, 2016 Share

(ST. JOSEPH) – The 2019 class of medical residents recently celebrated their first day at Lakeland Health with the presentation of an iPad mini on behalf of the Lakeland Health Foundations. Since the Graduate Medical Education (GME) program was established in 2011, the Foundation has provided around 68 resident physicians with an iPad mini – an investment worth over $32,000. Medical residents use the iPads during their training to access patients’ electronic medical records and chart patient care, as well as research medical journals and take notes.

“The Foundation, like Lakeland, supports the medical residency program and is honored to invest funds in a way that will positively impact the educational experience of our residents,” said David Burghart, Vice President of Philanthropy and President of Lakeland Health Foundations. “Not only is this an investment in the residency program itself, it is an investment in our community, because many of the resident physicians choose to continue practicing medicine in southwest Michigan long after graduating.”  

“I am blown away by the generosity of the Foundation and their dedication to our continued education,” said Tiffany Proffitt, DO, Emergency Medicine. “The iPads will be a great resource in the advancement of our clinical acumen.”

As a teaching hospital, Lakeland offers residency training programs accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, and dermatology, along with a new hospice and palliative medicine fellowship. This year marks the second class of graduating residents in emergency medicine, family medicine, and dermatology, and the third class of graduating internal medicine residents.

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Photo Caption: Front row L to R: Jacob Hiatt, Tram Duong, Sarah Steenson, Louis Standiford, Maddi Massa, Larisa Grinvalds, Michael O’Daniel, Robin Fuchs, Ryan Fuchs; Back row L to R: Ashley Reuter, Rachel Friedman, Scott Wilkins, David Burghart, Audrey Carrier, Matthew Randolph, Nicholas Frazier, Tiffany Proffitt, Michael Waring, Corita Wheeler

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