Future of Medicine Poster Symposium Highlights Student Ambition

The work of several University of Miami Miller School of Medicine students and residents was highlighted at the Palm Beach County Medical Society’s James J. Byrnes Future of Medicine Poster Symposium October 9 and 10 at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach.

Among them were second-year surgery resident Jessica Buicko, M.D., who won first place in the clinical vignette category for her project “Hematemesis from a Left Gastric Artery Pseudoaneurysm Secondary to an Adjustable Laparoscopic Gastric Band,” fourth-year student Jason Heffley, who won second place for his poster “Synchronous Collagenous Sprue with Gastric Adenocarcinoma,” and third-year internal medicine resident Isabel Bueno, who placed third for her poster “Toxic Shock Syndrome and Successful Use of Intravenous Immunoglobulins.”

The students who presented at the symposium are part of the four-year M.D./M.P.H. track offered at the Miller School of Medicine Regional Medical Campus, and the residents represented the University of Miami internal medicine and surgery residency training programs at JFK Medical Center in Atlantis. They were joined by students and residents from several other medical institutions, including Florida Atlantic University, Nova Southeastern University, and the Palm Beach County Health Department.

“The symposium represents many of the medical education programs in our community,” said Gauri Agarwal, M.D., Assistant Regional Dean for Medical Curriculum. “It’s an event that exhibits our community’s collaborative efforts in scientific discovery and allows us to learn from significant cases that will improve care for our patients.”

Named after James J. Byrnes, a former family medicine clerkship director at the University of Miami, the symposium is part of the society’s annual Future of Medicine Summit and offers students, residents, fellows and other physician scholars an opportunity to share significant research and interesting clinical vignettes.

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