Michelle Barnes, MD
Amanda Osta, MD
Stacy Laurent, DO
WELCOME FROM THE PROGRAM DIRECTORS
2019-2020 Chief Residents
Hometown: Pawnee, IL
Medical School: Southern Illinois University
Career Plans: Pediatric Hospitalist
Hometown: Wyoming, MN
Medical School: Meharry Medical College
Career Plans: General Pediatrics
We are excited and feel privileged to pursue the role as Pediatric Chief Residents. This academic year we are dedicated to improving our resident education by creating innovative and interactive lectures that cover all the relevant ABP Board Content. We plan on maintaining an atmosphere of academic scholarship and lifelong learning by offering a variety of conferences and didactic sessions. In addition to traditional case-based conferences and faculty didactics, we have other interactive conferences, such as, “Visual Rounds,” Jeopardy,” and “Mommy Pager Rounds” to name a few. We also offer board prep review with faculty and utilize a game-based platform to get our residents motivated to learn in a fun and engaging manner. We are involved with a variety of simulation experiences in order to advance team building and communication skills, as well as increase exposure to clinically complicated scenarios. We help facilitate weekly simulations with the wards team, both with a mannequin and online, as well as monthly mock codes and other simulations at the Graham Clinical Performance Center to increase performance of technically complex skills.
This year, our overall goals are to foster a family like environment, provide a strong support system and encourage mental/emotional wellness. We have implemented wellness half days to give residents an opportunity to make doctor and dental visits and we have an open door policy so that everyone feels comfortable to approach us with any issues they might be having.
We are excited that you are considering our institution for your pediatric residency, and we really hope that you find our program as supportive, diverse, and well-rounded as we do! We look forward to meeting you on your interview trail and answer any questions about our residency program.
Maddie Mier, MD
Amanda Nelson, MD
Pediatric Chief Residents 2019-2020