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St. John’s Episcopal Hospital’s Senior Residents Present Research Findings to Their Peers, Faculty, Medical Staff, and Other Medical Community Members at the Inaugural OBGYN Resident Research Day.

Far Rockaway, New York, June 7, 2023 — The Senior OBGYN Residents at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital (SJEH) presented their research findings to their peers, faculty, medical staff, and other medical community members at the Hospital’s inaugural Resident Research Day. The day commenced with a continental breakfast, followed by a program comprising a project overview, research presentations, and a dialogue with guest speaker Anthony M. Vintzileos, MD, FACOG. Dr. Vintzileos is a Board-certified Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist affiliated with Northwell Health Western Region, and a Professor of OB/GYN at Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.

Resident Research Day is a common feature of medical education and is a crucial way to promote research and scholarship among Residents and Fellows. It allows Residents to share their work with others, receive feedback and criticism, and learn from their colleagues. It also helps to foster a culture of inquiry and innovation within the medical community, which is essential for advancing the field of medicine and improving patient care. The hope is that Resident Research Day will remain a permanent fixture amongst the medical staff at SJEH.

“This is a special day for our program as it allows our residents to display their research projects and share their findings with their colleagues and faculty members. I also want to thank our faculty members for their support and guidance in mentoring our residents throughout their research projects,” says Jacqueline Marecheau, MD, FACOG, Chair, OBGYN. This is an excellent opportunity for the Residents to gain valuable feedback and insights that will help them to develop their research skills further and advance their medical careers.”

“Aptitude and practical skills in research and scholarly activity is an important part of OB/GYN Residency training to ensure our graduates are not only clinically competent but can effectively maintain best practices throughout their careers as the field advances. For the past three years, the Residents have demonstrated proficiency in these skills and represented SJEH’S OBGYN program on the national stage at the Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine’s Annual Pregnancy Meeting, presenting posters and oral talks among the best programs in the country.” Said Daniel Martingano, DO, MBA, Ph.D., FACOG, FACPM

“Medicine is both an art and a science, and the physician is a humanistic scientist who cares for patients. This requires the ability to think clinically, evaluate literature appropriately, assimilate new knowledge, and practice lifelong learning.” Says Angela Oduro, DO, FACOG, With the introduction of Research Day, the Residents get to display incredible efforts with the institution and encourage others to be excited about the discovery, integration, application, and teaching that research provides.”

About Episcopal Health Services

Episcopal Health Services Inc., (EHS) is a health system located on the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens, New York. The system provides emergency and ambulatory care to the densely populated, culturally and economically diverse, and medically underserved Rockaways and Five Towns populations. The system provides people of all faiths with comprehensive preventive, diagnostic treatment, and rehabilitative services, regardless of their ability to pay.