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Dr. Andrea Kahn, associate professor of pathology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, was recently appointed as the USA pathology residency program director. The graduate education committee voted unanimously on her behalf.
“I was very pleased to be appointed residency program director for the department of pathology,” said Dr. Kahn. “I have served as associate program director for the past seven years, and I am excited about my new role.”
According to Dr. Kahn, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) defines the program director as the physician designated with authority and accountability for the operation of the residency program.
The program director wears many hats -- filling the role of principal, counselor, registrar, financial officer, time keeper, and recruiter. “I could not fill all these roles alone,” Dr. Kahn admitted. “The chair of the department, the faculty, the program coordinator, the staff and residents themselves are essential to the operation and success of the program.”
As the program director, Dr. Kahn’s short and long term goals are focused on creating the best possible learning and working environment for the residents while upholding the program requirements.
“I have worked with residents for many years and I choose to continue doing so every day as the reward is great, both professionally and personally,” said Dr. Kahn.
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