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DCMA Hosts First Resident’s Day: Residents Showcase Research, Gain Business Knowledge

Monday, November 18, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Elissa Rodrigues
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Doral, FL. – The Dade County Medical Association (DCMA) held its first Resident’s Day at the Police Benevolent Association Facilities in Doral on November 9, 2019.  The idea for a Resident’s Day was first conceived by a medical resident of Westchester General Hospital, Jacquelline Leva, D.O.  


Fraser Cobbe, Executive Director of DCMA, explained that this type of event for medical residents is part of DCMA’s new program to involve and encourage participation from emerging physicians and medical students. “We wanted to give the residents an opportunity to show the medical community what are they doing, and which areas of research they are most interested in,” said Cobbe.


Medical residents from different area hospitals and universities participated in the Resident’s Day event this year. The following institutions were represented at the event:  Westchester General Hospital, Ross University, University of Miami, Kendall Regional Medical Center and Florida International University. 


During the event, DCMA leadership acted as judges of the different abstracts presented.  Winners of the event were students from Westchester General Hospital, and their research highlighted timely medical and health topics. The winning abstract was on “Intermittent Fasting and its impact on Clinical Medicine.” The students who were involved in research and presentation of the winning abstract were: Nimi Chirayil, D.O., Lilliam Alvarez, M.D., Angel Rosete, M.D., Walid Sayed, M.D., and Zara Azhar, M.D.  The second place was awarded to the abstract about “Internet Gaming Disorder and its Impact on Mental Health: A literature Review,” by R. Basu, D.O., Aly Hashim, D.O., Mary Villa, M.D., and Zara Azhar, M.D. 


Dr. Antonio Mesa, President of DCMA, congratulated the winners and encouraged them to continue their research for the future of healthcare. Dr. Mesa went on to tell the young residents and students, “You’re all part of the new era of DCMA. Now that you’ve gotten the experience of this event, you have the responsibility to spread the word to you colleagues so they can get involved next year, and in doing so, add valuable experience to your medical careers.”  


The participants also listened to lectures about the business side of medicine.  Cobbe expressed that another fundamental part of the DCMA Residents Program is to educate upcoming physicians in the business side of medicine, and how organized medicine can facilitate that knowledge. Cobbe said, “We can complement their education by giving them the necessary tools to deal will areas that are not taught in medical school – areas such as contract managing, disability, financials, loans management, and malpractice insurance. These topics and the knowledge of how to navigate them are necessary to deal with the real world after residency.”


This event was sponsor by Mutual Of Omaha, Merrill Lynch and Lubell Rosen.


About the DCMA


The Dade County Medical Association (DCMA) is the organization of choice for physicians who advocate for patients and for the quality and sustainability of the practice of medicine.  Promoting quality medical Care since 1903 our mission is to support our members in all aspects of the practice of medicine.  DCMA serves physicians and their patients by establishing and promoting ethical, educational and clinical standards for the medical profession and to advocate the highest principle of all, the integrity of the patient/physician relationship. 


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