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USF Internal Medicine residents, students and faculty earn big at Florida ACP meeting

USF Health medical students, residents and faculty once again topped the awards when they competed at a recent meeting for the Florida chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP).

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From left are Dr. Mark Farber, Ashok Shiani, Dr. Robert Ledford, Dr. Margarita Cancio, Amier Ahmad, and Meghana Vellanki.

The Florida chapter of ACP held its fall scientific meeting Aug. 23 in Fort Lauderdale. USF competed against medical schools from throughout the state, including University of Florida, University of Miami, Florida State University, Mayo, and the Cleveland Clinic.

The USF Internal Medicine team won in several categories and USF medical students were the only students across the state to win awards this year. In addition, USF medical faculty earned awards and were the only faculty from any school to earn recognition.

Medical residents swept the first and second place slots for the oral presentations and three medical students each won first place in three student categories.

No other student from any other school won an award, said Kellee Oller, MD, assistant professor of medicine and faculty mentor for the group.

This win follows a decade of strong showings for USF at ACP regional meetings and puts USF in a strong position for upcoming national competitions.

The breakdown of the August meeting is as follows:

In the student competition:

Clinical vignette winner: Meghana Vellanki, MS4

Clinical vignette 2nd place: Amier Ahmad, MS4

Clinical research winner: Ashok Shiani, MS4

In the resident competition:

Clinical vignette 2nd place: Mark Farber, PGY 2

Faculty awards:

Robert Ledford: Outstanding Attending

Margarita Cancio: Outstanding Community Professor

Michael Flannery: ACP Laureate Award