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2012 UCLA Anesthesiology Residents’ Retreat

October 22nd, 2012

2012 UCLA Anesthesiology Residents’ Retreat
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Yue Ming Huang, Ed.D, MS, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, giving a presentation on “Residents as Teachers”.

October 6, 2012, marked an important day for the UCLA anesthesia residents, as the date for the highly anticipated Annual Residents’ Retreat. Every year the UCLA Department of Anesthesiology residents get together as a group to discuss different aspects of being a resident, moving on from residency, long term planning, as well as enjoying some time together on the beach.

This year the group returned the Hermosa Beach house that has held the retreat for the past two years. The residents enjoyed breakfast and mingling prior to the initiation of formal part of the day. Tatum Korin, EdD, and Yue Ming Huang, EdD, MHS, worked with the residents to identify strategies to be more effective teachers for the important and valuable role that residents share to train medical students during clinical rotations throughout the residents’ training. That was followed by discussions with several financial advisors regarding planning for the future as well as options for disability and life insurance. Then everyone moved on to lunch and games for camaraderie and teamwork.

Samuel Wald, MD, Clinical Professor, addresses planning for life after residency.
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Samuel Wald, MD, Clinical Professor, addresses planning for life after residency.

Later in the afternoon, all the residents sat down with Samuel Wald, MD, Clinical Professor and Associate Residency Program Director, for a very fruitful discussion on planning for our lives after residency. Whether it is applying for a fellowship for advanced training in a subspecialty, joining a private practice, or working in academics, he offered very important advice on how to achieve our goals.

Probably the most important part of the retreat was the residency review sessions with Judi Turner, MD, PhD, Residency Program Director; Dr. Wald; and Neil Paige, MD, Internship Program Director. This is a time where the residents are able to discuss aspects of the residency that we feel could be improved upon. Numerous important changes and improvements in the residency program have been a result of resident feedback during these sessions.

The night ended with dinner as well as the addition of significant others joining to meet the other residents. Many of the residents stayed after dinner to enjoy some quality time together.

Not only did the Anesthesiology residents learn how to improve their skills as educators and about strategies for their careers and financial future, but more importantly, had some time to be all together. During residency it is often hard to coordinate schedules with each other but the retreat was the perfect time to enjoy colleagues and friends, and many great memories were made.

 

More photos from the Retreat

CA-1 Residents at the Retreat (L - R):  Richard Chang, MD; Michael Truong, MD; Mikhail Kovshilovsky, MD.
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CA-1 Residents at the Retreat (L - R):  Richard Chang, MD; Michael Truong, MD; Mikhail Kovshilovsky, MD.
CA-2 Residents at the Retreat (L - R):  Rebecca Suh, MD; Molly Chung, MD; Zohair Hussain, MD.
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CA-2 Residents at the Retreat (L - R):  Rebecca Suh, MD; Molly Chung, MD; Zohair Hussain, MD.
 
Relaxing at the Retreat (L – R):  Connie Chen, MD (CA-1); Jessica Hiruma, MD (CA-1); Edwin Yamoah, MD, (CA-3);  Steven Tu, MD (PGY 1) ; Wilson Lee, MD (PGY-1).
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Relaxing at the Retreat (L – R):  Connie Chen, MD (CA-1); Jessica Hiruma, MD (CA-1); Edwin Yamoah, MD, (CA-3);  Steven Tu, MD (PGY 1) ; Wilson Lee, MD (PGY-1).
Eating lunch at the retreat (L – R): Theodora Wingert, MD (PGY-1);  Charles Barkulis, DO (CA-2);  Yuna Lee, MD (PGY-1);  Guodong Li, MD, PhD (CA-2);  Nhat To, MD (CA-2)  ; Christopher Huynh, MD (CA-2); Christopher Ortiz, MD, PhD (CA-2).
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Eating lunch at the retreat (L – R): Theodora Wingert, MD (PGY-1);  Charles Barkulis, DO (CA-2);  Yuna Lee, MD (PGY-1);  Guodong Li, MD, PhD (CA-2);  Nhat To, MD (CA-2)  ; Christopher Huynh, MD (CA-2); Christopher Ortiz, MD, PhD (CA-2).
 
After the morning session:  CA-3 residents (L – R):  Michelle Keese, MD; Christine Trieu, MD; Brandy Adams, MD.
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After the morning session:  CA-3 residents (L – R):  Michelle Keese, MD; Christine Trieu, MD; Brandy Adams, MD.
PGY-1 residents on the roof of the Retreat location. Front (L-R): Brandon Chinn, MD; Shirley Tang, MD. Middle (L-R): Alexander Cheng, MD; Nathan Schulman, MD; Rachel Steckelberg, MD; Theodora Wingert, MD; Tiffany Sayaphupha, MD; Back : Andrew Young, MD.
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PGY-1 residents on the roof of the Retreat location.
Front (L-R): Brandon Chinn, MD; Shirley Tang, MD. Middle (L-R): Alexander Cheng, MD; Nathan Schulman, MD; Rachel Steckelberg, MD; Theodora Wingert, MD; Tiffany Sayaphupha, MD; Back : Andrew Young, MD.
 
CA-3 residents:  Front (L – R):  Adrienne Ma, MD; Christine Trieu, MD; Michelle Arnold, MD.  Rear (L – R):  Brandy Adams, MD; Albert Tran, MD; Jakun Ing, MD; Eujin Kim, MD.
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CA-3 residents:  Front (L – R):  Adrienne Ma, MD; Christine Trieu, MD; Michelle Arnold, MD.  Rear (L – R):  Brandy Adams, MD; Albert Tran, MD; Jakun Ing, MD; Eujin Kim, MD.
Front (L – R): Yuna Lee, M.D.; Rachel Steckelberg, M.D.; Renuka Kharkar, M.D.; Anna Adongo, M.D.  Middle (L – R):  Aviva Regev, MD; Theodora Wingert, MD; Steven Tu, MD; Tiffany Sayaphupha, MD; Guguamobi Okafor, MD; Nathan Schulman, MD; Shirley Tang, MD; Sungkook Park, MD; Chonghua Wang, MD; Christine Nguyen-Buckley, MD; Andrew West, MD.  Rear (L – R):   Brandon Chinn, MD; Alexander Cheng, MD; Andrew Young, MD; Mansoor Azim, MD.
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Front (L – R): Yuna Lee, M.D.; Rachel Steckelberg, M.D.; Renuka Kharkar, M.D.; Anna Adongo, M.D.  Middle (L – R):  Aviva Regev, MD; Theodora Wingert, MD; Steven Tu, MD; Tiffany Sayaphupha, MD; Guguamobi Okafor, MD; Nathan Schulman, MD; Shirley Tang, MD; Sungkook Park, MD; Chonghua Wang, MD; Christine Nguyen-Buckley, MD; Andrew West,MD. Rear (L – R):   Brandon Chinn, MD; Alexander Cheng, MD; Andrew Young, MD; Mansoor Azim, MD.
 
Residents relaxing between sessions at the Retreat. Left Row: Tiffany Sayaphupha, MD (PGY -1) ; Nathan Schulman, MD (PGY-1); Shirley Tang, MD (PGY-1) ; Rachel Steckelberg, MD (PGY -1 ); Renuka Kharkar, MD (PGY -1); Mikhail Kovshilovsky, MD (CA-1); Right Row: Chonghua Wang, MD (PGY -1); Yuna Lee, MD (PGY -1); Alexander Cheng, MD (PGY-1); Nhat To, MD (CA-2);  Zohair Hussain, MD (CA-2);  Charles Barkulis, DO (CA-2); Andrew Ghobrial, MD (CA-1).
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Residents relaxing between sessions at the Retreat.

Left Row: Tiffany Sayaphupha, MD (PGY -1) ; Nathan Schulman, MD (PGY-1); Shirley Tang, MD (PGY-1) ; Rachel Steckelberg, MD (PGY -1 ); Renuka Kharkar, MD (PGY -1); Mikhail Kovshilovsky, MD (CA-1); Right Row: Chonghua Wang, MD (PGY -1); Yuna Lee, MD (PGY -1); Alexander Cheng, MD (PGY-1); Nhat To, MD (CA-2);  Zohair Hussain, MD (CA-2);  Charles Barkulis, DO (CA-2); Andrew Ghobrial, MD(CA-1).
PGY-1 residents on the beach in front of the Retreat location.  Left:  Guguamobi  Okafor, MD; Anna Adongo, MD; Right Front:  Christine Nguyen-Buckley,  MD; Theodora Wingert, MD;  Right Middle:  Sungkook Park, MD; Yuna Lee, MD; Rachel Steckelberg, MD; Right Back: Andrew Young, MD; Brandon Chinn, MD; Steven Tu, MD; Chonghua Wang, MD;  Aviva Regev, MD.
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PGY-1 residents on the beach in front of the Retreat location.

Left:  Guguamobi  Okafor, MD; Anna Adongo, MD; Right Front:  Christine Nguyen-Buckley,  MD; Theodora Wingert, MD;

Right Middle:  Sungkook Park, MD; Yuna Lee, MD; Rachel Steckelberg, MD;Right Back: Andrew Young, MD; Brandon Chinn, MD; Steven Tu, MD; Chonghua Wang, MD;  Aviva Regev, MD.

 
CA-1 residents (L – R):  Woosung Kim, MD; Richard Chang, MD; Eric Eikermann, MD.
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CA-1 residents (L – R):  Woosung Kim, MD; Richard Chang, MD; Eric Eikermann, MD.
Socializing in the evening:  Ms. Mai Copeland (Curtis Copeland, MD); Ms. Jennifer Eikermann (Eric Eikermann, MD) ; Mikhail Kovshilovsky, MD (CA-1); Curtis Copeland, MD (CA-1).
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Socializing in the evening:  Ms. Mai Copeland (Curtis Copeland, MD); Ms. Jennifer Eikermann (Eric Eikermann, MD) ; Mikhail Kovshilovsky, MD (CA-1); Curtis Copeland, MD (CA-1).


Adrienne Ma, MD, Chief Resident

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