Fourth Year Chiefs

In the fourth year, residents are designated co-chiefs to develop leadership, and to support growth and innovations within the program.

 

Oliver Bawmann, MD

Medical Educator and POCUS Chief Oliver Bawmann

Chief Roles:

  • Integrate “Residents as Teachers” training and evaluation into our Academic Half Day assignments
  • Co-lead the Spring Med-Peds Scholarship Symposium
  • Coordinate the monthly Med-Peds Noon Conference
  • Provide Med-Peds residents with the knowledge and skills necessary to interpret, perform, and integrate point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) into their clinical practice to better care for patients
  • Review Canvas modules created for MP interns as a part of the new MP POCUS curriculum. 

Erika Becerra-Ashby, MD

QI and Recruitment Chief

Erika Becerra-Ashby

Chief Roles:

  • Participate in the QI workshop with PGY3's
  • Work with Clinic Director for Clinic QI projects
  • Coordinate recruitment plans/structure 
  • Act as the primary contact for applicants to field questions about the interview process and our program 
  • Recruit an amazing new class for our program by prioritizing diversity and finding applicants who have a passion for serving our patient population

Sutton Higgins, MD

Clinic/Advocacy Chief

Sutton Higgins


Chief Roles:

  • Work closely with Clinic Director to:
    • Develop Clinic Newsletter
    • Update Triage Manual
    • Yearly clinic focus: 2023-2024 Improve patient continuity
  • Work with community navigators to make sure residents are aware of community engagement activities. 
  • Lead JEDAI meetings
  • Co-lead Primary Care breakout room for career night 
  • Help organize and lead intern orientation and activities

Maggie Kuusinen, MD

Wellness and Recruitment Chief

Maggie Kuusinen


Chief Roles 

  • Lead the Med Peds Wellness Committee
  • Organize Med Peds wellness events including regular Happy Hours, holiday celebrations, annual Med Peds retreat, switch dinners, and park days
  • Serve as a Peer Support Network representative as a resource for residents who have experienced adverse clinical events
  • Coordinate recruitment plans/structure 
  • Act as the primary contact for applicants to field questions about the interview process and our program 
  • Recruit an amazing new class for our program by prioritizing diversity and finding applicants who have a passion for serving our patient population