USA Housestaff Council

The USA Housestaff Council is a self-governing body, composed of the chief residents from each of the specialty residency programs and a senior fellow from the subspecialty fellowships. The Council meets on the first Friday of each month at 7:30 AM, alternating locations between the USA Medical Center and the USA Children's and Women's Hospital.

Purpose

The Council represents the interns, residents, and fellows in GME programs sponsored by USA Hospitals on issues related to the clinical working environment. The Council provides a forum to promote...

  • Excellence in the development, assessment and provision of graduate medical education in the clinical learning and education environments
  • Professionalism in the clinical working and educational environments, 
  • Patient safety in the environment of clinical education,
  • Communication and exchange of ideas across disciplines and professions, and
  • Communication with the GME and USA health system leadership.

(Note: The USA Housestaff Council and the USA Housestaff Association are two separate organizations with distinct functions.) 

Membership

  • Dr. Daniel Freno, chair, General Surgery
  • Dr. Shoeb Chaudry, vice chair, Radiology
  • Dr. Abimbola Shofu, Cardiology
  • Dr. Andrew Bright, Surgical Critical Care
  • Dr. Ashlen Aggen, Family Medicine
  • Dr. Brittany Case, Internal Medicine
  • Dr. Bryce Willen, Pediatrics
  • Dr. Celia Quang, General Surgery
  • Dr. Charlotte MacDonell, Pediatrics
  • Dr. Christopher Williams, Pulmonary Critical Care
  • Dr. Dustin Marmalich, Psychiatry
  • Dr. Fatima Chouhdry, Radiology
  • Dr. Jacob Lassiter, Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Dr. Jaesung Kim, Neurology
  • Dr. Julie Jeansonne, Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Dr. Manoj Kumar, Gastroenterology
  • Dr. Mike Polcari, Internal Medicine
  • Dr. Patrick Smith, Orthopaedic Surgery

GME and USA Health Representatives

  • Dr. Samuel McQuiston, Assistant Dean, GME
  • Chris Jett, chief administrator, USA Children's and Women's Hospital
  • Sam Dean, chief administrator, USA Medical Center
  • Brian Norris,
  • Warren Greene
  • Tomeika Hawkins, GME Accreditation Specialist 

Meeting Schedule

2017

Date

Location

July 2

Medical Center Boardroom

August 4

Children's and Women's Boardroom

September 1

Medical Center Boardroom

October 6

Children's  and Women's Boardroom

November 3

Medical Center Boardroom

December 1

Children's and Women's Boardroom

2018

Date

Location

January 5

Medical Center Boardroom

February 2

Children's and Women's Boardroom

March 2

Medical Center Boardroom

April 6

Children's and Women's Boardroom

May 4

Medical Center Boardroom

June 1

Children's and Women's Boardroom

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Note: Fillingim Street was renamed USA Medical Center Drive on December 8, 2016.

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