May 5, 2015; Berks County Medical Society’s annual Residents’ Day and the Memorial Lecture was held on April 29, 2016 at Berks Visiting Nurses Association. Residents from both Penn State Health St. Joseph’s Family Medicine Residency Program and Reading Health Network’s residency programs submit posters on interesting or unique patient cases and primary or secondary research. The submitted posters are on display during the event. From the submitted posters, winners are selected to present their topic as a podium presentation on Residents’ Day.
This year, Penn State Health St. Joseph’s Family Medicine Residency Program was well represented with three poster presentations. Dr. Kathleen Henley, D.O., third year FM resident, presented a research poster on “The Effect of Diabetes Education in an At-Risk Population.” Dr. Henley’s research showed that “diabetes education plays a valuable role in reducing HgA1C’s both initially and 3-6 months out.” She paid special thanks to PSHSJ’s own Angela Serafin, RN, Certified Diabetic Educator, who assisted Dr. Henley with the study. Dr. Robert Mandel, D.O., third year FM resident, presented a case on “Things are not Always as They Seem – A Case of Intracranial Esthesioneuroblastoma.” Dr. John Murphy, D.O., second year FM resident, prepared a poster on “Thumb Injury in a College Soccer Player.” Dr. Henley was selected as one of the winners and spoke about her research and findings to the audience. The audience included residents and medical students from both hospital systems, as well as, several community physicians.
PSHSJ own Dr. Christie Ganas, Chair of BCMS Residents’ Day, gave the Welcome greeting, recognizing the enthusiastic academic efforts of the residents. Berks Cardiology’s Dr. Andrew Waxler, President of BCMS, presented the awards. Residents’ Day also remembers physicians that passed away this past year. A memorial lecture is held in memory of these physicians. This year Travis Berger, Assistant Professor of Business and Program Coordinator, Masters in Organizational Leadership from Alvernia University talked about “In Pursuit of Leadership: High -Performers Required.”
Congratulations to Drs. Henley, Mandel and Murphy!