Keesler medical resident takes home national title

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  • By Airman 1st Class Travis Beihl
  • 81st Training Wing Public Affairs

Maj. (Dr.) Jason Cromar, 81st Medical Operations Squadron resident, won the American College of Physicians National Competition in San Diego, Calif., with his Clinical Vignette Poster April 1.

Not only did he and five other residents represent Keesler Medical Center, they also made up more than 50 percent of the U.S. Air Force team that competed in the ACP Nationals Competition.

“I was very excited and grateful for the opportunity," said Cromar. “We all worked hard to make it to ACP Nationals and to be able to walk away with a national title was an amazing accomplishment."

Cromar and the five other residents didn’t make it to ACP Nationals on their own. They had some help from faculty here at Keesler Medical Center.

“We have about 35 faculty here and they do a great job at creating the right academic tone to promote scholarly work,” Lt. Col. (Dr.) Wayne Latack, 81st MDOS internal medicine residency program director. “Each resident worked with a specific faculty member to help edit and modify their abstract or posters to help make them shine.”

Latack lauded the faculty and residents for their hard work.

“I’m immensely happy and proud of their achievements,” said Latack. “This shows me their unwavering commitment to their craft and it also shows the commitment of my faculty to helping mentor these young doctors to take them to this next level.”

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