Chief Residents

A Word from Our Chief Residents

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Our 2014-2015 Chief and Assistant Chief Residents

For the 2014-2015 Academic Year, we have one half-time chief resident and five assistant chief residents. Ibraheem Al Shareef, M.D. is our chief (center right). Our assistant chiefs from left to right are Sara Tarolli, Vanessa Orrego (back), Angela Pericozzi, Joshua McBride (back) and Steve Hicks. They all serve as the liaisons between faculty and residents at the Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital. They also assist with a multitude of clinical, educational, and administrative responsibilities and help the residency program run smoothly. A few of their roles include the following:

Clinical Responsibilities

  • Assist with the training of 3rd year clerkship students and pediatric residents
  • Supervise the pediatric teams on the inpatient units
  • Serve as attending at the outpatient clinic
  • Chief rounds with inpatient teams

Educational Responsibilities

  • Supervise morning report
  • Prepare board review sessions directed at preparation for in-training and certification examinations
  • Presenting weekly case conferences
  • Organizing evidence-based medicine journal club

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Planning and arranging resident schedules
  • Developing and scheduling of lecture/seminar series
  • Assisting the Program Director, Associate Director and Program Coordinator with recruitment, advisor/mentor activities

In addition to responsibilities related to the pediatric residency program, the chief year affords one time to spend pursuing other interests, including research or clinical experience focused in a certain area. The chief year expands your experiences and skills in leadership, teaching, and mentoring as you move towards the next phase in your career.

Overall, being chief is a great experience and, if one is up for the challenge, a very rewarding one as well!