WASHINGTON, July 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The National
Resident Matching Program (NRMP) is pleased to announce the newly
elected individuals to its Board of Directors. Since 2006, the
19-member NRMP Board has comprised medical school deans, clinical
program directors, physicians in residency and fellowship training,
medical students, and one public member. However, this recruitment
cycle brings Board membership in concert with revisions made to the
bylaws in late 2020 to diversify membership further to include at
least one osteopathic physician, one osteopathic resident or
fellow, and one designated institutional official. New terms began
July 1, 2021.
"For years, the NRMP Board has sought out and elected
individuals who could bring unique experiences and perspectives to
the issues facing the organization. Those elected for
July 2021 appointments are no
different. They are highly qualified, and they also represent
constituencies of the academic medical community that help the NRMP
Board ensure broad representation in order to understand, respond
to, and succeed on behalf of all stakeholders," said Immediate Past
Chair of the NRMP Board of Directors, Dr. Steven J. Scheinman.
The term for directors is four years, with a maximum of two
terms. The term for resident/fellow and student directors is two
years. Listed alphabetically, the new members include:
- Natasha Bray, DO, Vice
President for Academic Affairs and Accreditation for Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic
Medicine as well as Associate Program Director for the rural-based
Tahlequah Medical Group Internal Medicine Residency Program.
Dr. Bray currently serves as the Chair of the ACGME Osteopathic
Principles committee and the Vice Chair of the ACGME Council on
Review Committee Chairs through June 30,
2021. Deeply committed to rural health, Dr. Bray serves as a
physician with the Choctaw Nation Health Services Authority and
brings her understanding of and expertise with osteopathic
principles to underserved populations.
- Nikhil Goyal, MBBS,
Director of Medical Education and Designated Institutional Official
at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital (HFWH) and Assistant Program
Director of Emergency Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital/Wayne State
University. Dr. Goyal is highly focused on advancing medical
education, serving on the ACGME Transitional Year Review Committee
(its Chair through June 30, 2021),
and helping to transition AOA-accredited programs in the Henry Ford
Health System to ACGME Continued Accreditation as part of the
single accreditation system.
- Tiffany Morton, The
Ohio State University MD/MPH student.
Ms. Morton recently served as a member of the Student Advisory
Council in the College of Public Health at Ohio State and as a co-chair of the Academic
Affairs Committee and member of the National Board of Directors for
the Student National Medical Association. Ms. Morton remains an
active member of the SNMA and is a strong advocate for the needs of
medical students and the creation of sustainable, equitable
environments that promote diversity in medicine.
- Katherine Scribner, DO,
Co-Chief Resident at the University of
Southern California/LAC+USC Medical Center Pathology
Residency Program. With strong interests in residency education,
training, and administration, Dr. Scribner is a resident member of
the Association of Pathology Chairs Graduate Medical Education
Committee's Pipeline Discussion Council Communication Group and
team leader of the AAMC Organization of Resident Representatives
(ORR) Trainee Safety and Wellbeing Work Group. Dr. Scribner
will transition to the LAC+USC Selective Surgical Pathology
fellowship program on July 1.
The newly elected Board members replace those whose terms
concluded on June 30: Dr.
Susan Guralnick, Associate Dean
for Graduate Medical Education and DIO, UC Davis Health; Dr.
Heather Lillemoe, chief
resident, General Surgery, Vanderbilt
University Medical Center; Dr. Kenneth Simons, Executive Director and DIO,
Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated
Hospitals; Senior Associate Dean for GME and Accreditation and
Professor of Ophthalmology and Pathology, Medical College of Wisconsin; and Ms.
Ebony White-Manigault, MD
candidate , Wayne State University
School of Medicine.
The National Resident Matching Program®
(NRMP®), or The Match®, is a private, non-profit organization
established in 1952 at the request of medical students to provide
an orderly and fair mechanism for matching the preferences of
applicants for U.S. residency positions with the preferences of
residency program directors. In addition to the annual Main
Residency Match® for more than 48,000 registrants, the NRMP
conducts Fellowship Matches for more than 60 subspecialties through
its Specialties Matching Service® (SMS®).
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