Dr. Annemarie Thompson
Residency Program Director
March 21, 2019
A lot has happened since the last installment of Vital Signs: interview season, holidays, rank lists, match days, ACC Championship playoff days, happy days. Speaking of happy days, I just returned from a visiting professorship at the University of Nebraska where I had a great time talking about perioperative medicine, vision, action, and the transformative changes that have occurred in perioperative medicine here at Duke. The visit to Omaha, still drying out from the recent flooding, was also an opportunity to reconnect with old friends (yes, I’m talking to you, Sasha Shillcutt) and meet new ones (welcome to being a program director, Andrea Dutoit). I am sincerely grateful for the privilege of visiting and learning from our colleagues in Nebraska.
Now that I’m back at Duke, it is time to focus on what’s important – the NCAA Basketball Tournament. Just kidding (kind of). Last week, we welcomed 15 new faces to the Duke Anesthesiology family! They are an accomplished group, and I cannot wait for you to meet them! This doesn’t happen without the dedication of the faculty and residents who volunteer their time to help out in the screening, selection and interview process. THANK YOU!!
There’s still so much to catch up on, but I will conclude with the announcement of our 2019-2020 Resident Leadership. We have an outstanding class of rising CA-3s, and I am pleased to introduce you to next year’s resident leaders:
Please join me in congratulating Ali, Del, Bridger, Andrew, and John!
For those of you in the bracket race, good luck, and I hope you selected the right shade of blue to win.