After six years of dedicated service to the Thomas Jefferson University Emergency Medicine Residency Program, I am sad to share that Dr. Ronald Hall will be stepping down as Residency Program Director.
During his tenure as Program Director, Dr. Hall was instrumental in advancing the educational mission of our residency. He has served as the quintessential mentor, educator, and role model for six classes of EM graduates. He has selflessly and tirelessly dedicated his faculties to the advancement of Emergency Medicine at Jefferson; and has successfully chaperoned our program to a point of innovative approaches to medical education, healthcare delivery, and simulation-based safety initiatives.
Moving forward, we are fortunate to have Dr. Hall continue his academic and clinical work as a faculty member in the Department of Emergency Medicine. As he transitions out of this role, he will be leading the simulation program in our Department and work on advancing simulation-based educational opportunities for trainees, in our Department and across the institution.
Over the last several months, the Department conducted an extensive national search for his successor; and we are ecstatic to announce that Dr. Robin Naples will be taking over the reins as our new Program Director, beginning January 1st, 2017.
Dr. Naples graduated from Temple University School of Medicine in 2004; completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Virginia in 2007, where she also completed a Cardiovascular Fellowship in 2008. Dr. Naples has been actively involved in the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Temple University as the Associate Program Director. She will be joined in this role by our wonderful and esteemed Assistant Program Directors, Drs. Nicholas Governatori and Kory London.
We could not be more fortunate to to have such a strong team of educators, leaders, and innovators for our residency program’s leadership. As we enter the 2016-2017 interview season, our residency leadership is committed to ensuring a smooth transition for our existing residents and our prospective candidates. To that effect Dr. Naples will be fully involved in the interview process at Jefferson as we recruit the Class of 2020.
I ask that the CORD community join me in thanking Dr. Ronald Hall for his six years of outstanding service to Jefferson and our field, and congratulating Dr. Robin Naples as she transitions into her new role.