Winter 2019
Welcome, we hope you are all off to a wonderful 2019. In this edition, we look back at some recent events and accomplishments and look forward to some exciting opportunities to reunite and get involved!

We are very proud of our program's involvement in national and local organizations. Residents in the Quality Improvement & Patient Safety pathway are fresh off attending the recent IHI National Forum in San Deigo, where many presented posters of their original QI projects. Administrative Director Laurie Dubois's work was also recently published in the Alliance of Academic Internal Medicine Perspectives journal. Congratulations to all!

This spring, we are happy to invite you back to the Medical Campus for the 2nd Annual Health Equity Symposium: Racism and Representation in the Health Sciences. Dr. Jenny Siegel, co-director of the Health Equity Symposium, and her team have been working diligently on this event. The symposium will feature keynote speakers, activism workshops and a poster session highlighting work in Social Determinants of Health. See below for details.

As always, our spotlights give us a glimpse of the range of possibilities for #BMCIM residents - Dr. Myfanwy Callahan (class of 2015) as Chief of Internal Medicine and Dr. Samantha Rawlins-Pilgrim (PGY 3), chair of the BMCIMRES Diversity Committee and an active member of the HIV pathway.

We aim to bring you updates from the entire #BMCIMRES alumni community, to share a story or recognize yourself or a colleague, please email

Gopal Yadavalli, MD
Program Director
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News & Updates
Residents at the 2018 National IHI Conference
Our Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QIPS) Pathway residents had a fantastic showing at this year's Institute for Healthcare Improvement National Forum in Orlando this past December.
Diversity at BU Medical Campus
Diversity & inclusion are at the forefront of the missions of our program. We are proud to be apart of recent events on the medical campus focusing on diversity including the participation in the national BRIM study, Diversity grand rounds and recent creation of the residency Diversity Committee. Check In with Dr. Rawlins-Pilgrim to learn more.

Laurie Dubois, Residency Program Administrative Director, Publishes Article in AAIM Perspectives
The article, entitled Program Coordinator Professional Development: Definition, Percep-tion of Importance, Motivating Factors, and Barriers, is Laurie's first publication. Laurie is currently in her 6th year as the Administrative Director for the residency program.
Myfanway Callahan, MD
Alumni Spotlight (BMC IM '15)

Dr. Callahan graduated from residency in 2015 and served as a chief resident from 2015 - 2016. She is currently a primary care internist and Chief of Internal Medicine at Harvard Vanguard Associates.
Samantha Rawlins-Pilgrim, MD
Housestaff Spotlight (PGY 3)

Dr. Rawlins-Pilgrim is a member of the HIV pathway, the Primary Care-Preventive Medicine track and chair of the #BMCIMRES Diversity Committee.
Please contact if you would like to submit an accolade to be featured in a future newsletter.
Dr. Angela Jackson (BMC '92)
Associate Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
Dr. Jackson was awarded the 2018 Jerome Klein Award for her indelible impact on education, training mentoring and clinical care at BMC.
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