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Resident Spotlight: Lauren Smajdor, MD Resident Spotlight: Lauren Smajdor, MD

Sep 11th, 2020

Lauren Smajdor, MD, earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Florida before attending UF’s College of Medicine. Now a fourth-year resident, Dr. Smajdor received the CA2 Division of Acute Pain Award at our 2020 graduation ceremony. She also received third place in the literature review category at the 45th annual Gulf Atlantic Anesthesia Residents’ Research…

Resident Spotlight: Lida Esfandiary, MD Resident Spotlight: Lida Esfandiary, MD

Aug 28th, 2020

Originally from Miami, Lida Esfandiary, MD, earned her undergraduate degree in biology at the University of Florida in 2014 before attending UF’s College of Medicine. In her final year of medical school, she earned the prestigious J.S. Gravenstein Award based on her record of achievements and demonstrated interest in anesthesiology; she had been  involved in…

First-Year Anesthesiology Resident Elected to Housestaff Committee First-Year Anesthesiology Resident Elected to Housestaff Committee

Aug 17th, 2020

Congratulations to Alicia McLeod, MD, for being elected to the University of Florida College of Medicine Housestaff Council Executive Committee! The Housestaff Council provides input to the Graduate Medical Education office on many issues and the Executive Committee guides some of the financial decisions for money used for housestaff. Dr. McLeod has been elected the Vice…

Critical Care Medicine Hosts Core Skills Boot Camp Critical Care Medicine Hosts Core Skills Boot Camp

Aug 14th, 2020

Sixteen fellows from the Departments of Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, and Surgery had the opportunity to practice core critical care skills on simulation equipment during a multidisciplinary 3-day boot camp August 12-14. The 3 didactic days included lectures, interactive problem-based learning discussions, task training, team training, and simulation. Scheduling this type of training was complicated…


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