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    Commitment

    The following additional highlights exemplify the residency program's commitment to making a difference.

    Each year, at least two senior-level residents are recognized as top residents with an interest in advancing their skills in minimally invasive surgery and invited to attend the Endo-Surgery Institute's Diverse Surgeons Initiative three-part training series.

    For the last two years in March, the residency program has committed to joining with Frederick Douglass High School to participate in a two-month Shadow Intern Program. The collaboration focused on the importance of academic effort during high school; discussed college and pre-med preparation; and revealed the duties and responsibilities of a hospital intern as well as residents of various other levels.

    Since October 2007, the residents have participated in mock trauma skits to demonstrate the pressure of trauma surgery to more than 100 advanced placement health science students during an Afternoon Symposium on Careers in Academic Surgery. In 2007, "CBS Evening News with Katie Couric" featured our Trauma service team (Chief Surgical Resident Dr. April Spencer, MD (PGY-5), Derron Allen, MD (PGY-1), Sadeer Alzubaidi, MD (PGY-1), in a story on the importance of trauma centers in the United States.