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USF Health pediatric resident recognized as Culture Champion

Alicia Lew, MD, USF Health Department of Pediatrics resident.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alicia Lew, MD, USF Health pediatric resident, has always been known for her willingness to go above and beyond what her role requires.  Below is her nomination from the USF Health Graduate Medical Education Department CLER subcommittee.

 “She is an incredible resident.  Always gives the most and goes above and beyond to advance her patient care.  Follows up on patients even when done caring for them.  Involved in all aspects of residency.  Extremely involved in improving research opportunities and has developed the APIRE program.  She has done extensive research during past few years. She is a leader within the residency with timeliness, committee involvement such as ROC and Wellness committee, recruitment activities, professional social media campaigns for the university and program. She sets expectations for the students upfront, provides accurate and timely feedback, and receives great student ratings/evaluations. She provides compassionate care to her families.   Inter-professionalism – she works jointly between USF and JHACH on research activities, and she works closely with PA students on rotations.”

“She is a future chief resident and has embraced that role by being a leader in her class.  She is actively improving the amount and quality of scholarly activity the residency program by her ASPIRE program which assists all pediatric housestaff in scholarly activity.  She is an outstanding teacher of students and consistently provides incredible care to patients of all races and backgrounds.  She most recently participated in a debrief session about a child that died and demonstrated her empathy and compassion as she discussed the case.  She provided incredible warmth and care to the family.”

“Alicia goes above and beyond to advance patient care by actively participating in research to improve patient care and outcomes. She has completed several joint projects with USF and JHACH with ICU-level care. She is a leader within the residency with professionalism, timeliness, an active member of our resident oversight committee, our wellness committee, recruitment activities, and has led several professional social media campaigns for the program. She most recently took special time out of her busy day while on wards/H/O to spend the afternoon/evening with a family as their child was passing away. She receives stellar evaluations from students, her peers, and faculty members. She is a true exemplary resident in all areas: medical care, compassion, research, professionalism, leadership, teaching, and activism.  Alicia holds herself to the highest standards of care, professionalism, and accountability. She often uses her own personal time to enhance her research and patient care interests that impacts the units she works at – specifically our interprofessional relationship with JHACH. She has worked jointly with USF and JHACH on multiple research activities, ASPIRE resident research curriculum, and pre-chief duties. She sets clear expectations for the students upfront, provides accurate and timely feedback, and receives great student ratings/evaluations. She is a true exemplary resident in all areas: medical care, compassion, research, professionalism, leadership, teaching, and activism.”

 “Dr. Lew has consistently represented what we expect as an ideal senior resident representing GME, academic medicine, professionalism, and humanism. She is committed to her patients, colleagues, medical education, and herself. She has impressively advanced outcomes within her program with regards to wellness, recruitment, social media, and research. She takes feedback well and delivers it. She remains humble and exhibits higher than expected degree of inter-professionalism.  She quite literally is within the top 1% of residents that I have had the pleasure of mentoring and teaching with regards to how she serves her community at USF, All Children’s, and her patients. She is an absolute role model to her peers for excellence, respect, humility, compassion, and accountability.”

For her outstanding leadership, and relentless drive toward patient care and the quality of life for her fellow residents, she was recognized as a GME culture champion.