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American College of Physicians awards medical professionals from OUWB

American College of Physicians awards medical professionals from OUWB
(Left to Right) OUWB Associate Professor and Beaumont Internal Medicine Residency Program and Medical Director Sandor Shoichet, M.D., FACP, and Andrew Aneese, M.D., PGY-2 resident at Beaumont Health

Two physicians with Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine ties received honors at the annual scientific meeting of the Michigan Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP) conference.

Charter class alum Andrew Aneese, M.D., PGY-2 resident at Beaumont Health, was awarded most outstanding poster in the competition for his presentation on “The Assessment of the Evidence Based Medicine Curriculum.” There were 198 posters with 24 submitted by residents from Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak.

According to Aneese’s written introduction, he and three other physicians developed a scientifc and systematic approach for untrained phsycians to use when they have to access and apply medical literature in an evidence based medicine curriculum for the internal medicine program at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. Aneese wrote that the approach has been studied since 2013.

“This curriculum demonstrated significant improvement in internal medicine residents’ ability to evaluate and apply medical literature, allowing for up-to-date and high-quality patient care,” wrote Aneese.

Aneese was invited to present his research at the national ACP meeting in San Diego in April 2017.

A prestigious achievement

During the conference, OUWB Associate Professor and Beaumont Internal Medicine Residency Program and Medical Director Sandor Shoichet, M.D., FACP, received the American College of Physicians Lifetime Achievement Award. He was recognized for his career-long commitment to medical education, involvement in the governance of the Michigan Chapter of the ACP, and its academic activities on mentoring internal medicine residents. Additionally, he is largely responsible for Beaumont Hospital's leading role in the ongoing academic success of the Michigan Chapter.

Shoichet has been a practicing internist for more than 34 years. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine then completed his internal medicine residency at Northwestern University Affiliated Hospitals. He shares his medical expertise regularly with OUWB students while interacting with them at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak.

He also encourages them to participate in medical conferences, believing that students have much to gain from networking with internists who are committed to scholarship and education.

“I believe this helps students solidify the construct in their own minds that, as dedicated professionals, we continue to learn for our patients throughout our professional lives,” said Shoichet. “This is a core value of OUWB, and it is important that this value should be reinforced for students by seeing the residents and attending physicians who supervise them continuing to learn for their patients, too.”

Shoichet acknowledged that the ACP is the leading academic organization of internal medicine physicians in the United States.