It is with mixed emotions that I will leave my role as director of the Osler Medical Residency Program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in October to serve as the chief academic officer for the American Medical Association. Leading our internal medicine residency program over the past 11 years has been the joy of my professional life. During that time, we were fortunate to graduate more than 500 outstanding clinicians and leaders to advance our missions in this world. I feel so privileged to have worked with such talented and inspiring residents — and I am lucky that not a single day has felt like work.
With dedication and generous support from our faculty members and alumni, we have succeeded in enhancing medical education in a variety of ways, including:
- Individualized training through our Pathways program
- New scholarship programs for physician scientists
- Recruitment among the country’s most diverse internship classes
- Engagement of our amazing alumni network
- Discovery leadership in graduate medical education
- Endurance and adaptation to new protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Continuation of teaching the science and art of bedside medicine
As American health care evolves rapidly, our program will always strive to stand at the leading edge. This is an incredibly important and exciting time in medicine — and our program can inform the country how to best prepare residents for the future in which they will practice.
The Osler Medical Residency is bigger than any one person. It has thrived and will always do so because of all the people who care about it. I am sincerely thankful for your continued support and friendship.
Please note: As of October 1, 2021, Heather Sateia, M.D., is serving as interim director of the Osler Medical Residency, and Danelle Cayea, M.D., is serving as interim vice chair for education.