Dr. Annemarie Thompson
Residency Program Director
September 28, 2018
Although we were downgraded from the “Hurricane Team” to the “Tropical Storm Team,” I want to say thank you to those who worked during Hurricane Florence. Flexibility and communication are paramount during potential times of crisis, and there were rounds of praise from our faculty for the efforts of our residents. As the coast and surrounding areas regroup and rebuild, I want to encourage you to donate to the NC Disaster Relief Fund through Duke’s Doing Good in the Neighborhood and donate or help where possible! As you know from my prior communications, despite the risk averse nature of anesthesiology, we have a small, but ex
panding group of thrill seekers who enjoy adventure sports and activities. Last weekend, those ulcer-inducing activities went toward a good cause as John McManigle, one of our CA-2 residents, participated in Operation Airdrop, flying supplies to Columbus County, North Carolina – a rural area badly affected by the hurricane.
Our Education Office has been busy preparing for interview season! We’re excited to welcome applicants during November and December. Faculty, please respond to the email inquiring about your availability for interview days and receptions if you haven’t already. Residents, you’ll receive an email to ask for your availability for receptions shortly.
And lastly, this year’s American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) annual meeting is two weeks away in San Francisco! Don’t forget to register to take part in the Run For The Warriors race, RSVP for the residency dinner, and RSVP for the departmental ASA Alumni Event (registration closes on Friday, 9/28). Event details can be found in your weekly departmental newsletter. The ASA is a great opportunity for all to network with alumni, engage in scholarly activities, and show our Duke spirit! Residents who are attending the ASA meeting will also receive information about the Medical Student Meet and Greet, where medical students interested in anesthesiology can meet program directors and residents from programs all over the country. They are looking forward to seeing you there, and I am too!
I’m sad to miss the kickball tournament this weekend, as I’ll be in Chicago for the EBPOM meeting. Good luck to all competitors and no injuries, please!