OVMC Residents Receive Award at National Convention

Monday, December 10, 2012

OVMC Residents Receive Award at National Convention

WHEELING, W.Va. –Physicians in Ohio Valley Medical Centers Emergency Medicine Residency Program traveled to Denver, Co., to participate in the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (ACOEP) fall scientific convention.

The OVMC program took second place in the fundraising campaign for the Foundation of Osteopathic Emergency Medicine (FOEM) which funds research for emergency medicine. The residency has participated in multiple events every year since its inception in July 2001.

“OVMC’s residency programs’ commitment to the ACOEP convention demonstrates our continued excellence in emergency medicine locally and nationally,” said Dr. Joseph Dougherty, OVMC emergency medicine program director.

ACOEP supports high quality emergency care, promotes and protects the interests of osteopathic emergency physicians, and ensures the highest standards of postgraduate education.

Dr. Dougherty participated at the convention as a faculty discussant solving a complex medical case while Dr. Mark Geary presented a medical case presentation in the clinical pathological case competition.

Dr. Jory Bulkley gave a research presentation regarding antibiotics. Dr. David Kade Rasmussen, Dr. Aimie Washington, and Dr. Patrick Connolly were elected to the board of the resident chapter of the ACOEP.

The American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians, founded in 1975, exists to support high quality emergency care, promote and protect the interests of osteopathic emergency physicians, ensure the highest standards of postgraduate education, and provide leadership in research through the Foundation for Osteopathic Emergency Medicine, in a distinct unified profession.

The OVMC emergency medicine residents see patients in EMSTAR, the hospitals emergency room. EMSTAR is located at OVMC and East Ohio Regional Hospital where the only team of physicians nurses are board certified.