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Medical students from Minn. and R.I. Receive Awards for Their Original Research
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 10, 2003
American Academy of Family Physicians
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Matthew C. Thompson from the University of Minnesota-Duluth School of Medicine received the first-place award in the Medical Student Poster category. Their study, “Ranking Applicants to Family Practice Residencies,” sought to determine which applicant characteristics family practice residency program directors identify as desirable. The authors presented analyses that compared and contrasted programs with differing missions and locations.
Second place in the Medical Student Poster category went to senior exhibitor Patricia D. Myung, M.D., from Brown Medical School, Providence, R.I., for her study, “Sexual Transmission of Hepatitis C.” Myung’s study helped identify recommendations physicians should give to HCV-positive patients and their partners.
An honorable mention was awarded to Theodore R. Ruzanic, also from the University of Minnesota-Duluth School of Medicine, for his medical student poster, “Diversity of Procedures Performed.” Ruzanic’s study compared the types of medical procedures performed in rural and urban family practice settings.
First- and second-place recipients received a monetary award in recognition of their achievement.
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