M E D I C A L E D U C A T I O N Q U A L I T Y 32 GENERAL SURGERY In 2017 the program expanded by establishing teaching affiliations with Wolfson Children’s Hospital, Nemours Clinic, the Florida Hospital System and Madison County Hospital. Wolfson’s and Nemours provide pediatric surgery clinical training; the residents experience transplant surgery at Florida Hospital in Orlando; and Madison Hospital gives them focused endoscopy and minor procedure experience. The program now has a complement of eight residents. One of the newest faculty members is Brett Howard, M.D., a 2012 graduate of the FSU College of Medicine. He completed residency in 2017 at Mercer University School of Medicine at Navicent Health in Macon, Georgia. Last year, the residents participated in over 2,000 operative procedures. Combined, the residents and faculty have given seven national or regional presentations, given seven local Lee Coghill is now a Global Health Fellow in Fort Myers. presentations, and contributed to the development of online modules for the American College of Surgeons. Although FAMILY MEDICINE; GLOBAL HEALTH the program is young, it has had a positive impact on surgical patient care. In 2017, the family medicine program in Fort Myers: ∑ Achieved continued accreditation and received Wade Douglas, program director, General Surgery Residency Program at TMH approval for an increase from 18 to 24 total residents. ∑ Graduated its second full class of residents. ∑ Continued its 100-percent pass rate on the American Board of Family Medicine certification examination. ∑ Saw all of its 2017 graduates remain in Southwest Florida to practice or pursue additional training. Three additional faculty members joined the program: family physicians James Breen and Jennifer Dalrymple and clinical psychologist Jackie Hidalgo. A new Global Health Fellowship Program started in July. One of the fellows is Lee Coghill, a 2017 graduate of the family medicine residency program. Gary Goforth, program director, Family Medicine Residency Program/ Global Health Fellowship Program at Lee Health Shea Aupont (M.D., ’16), left, and Program Director Wade Douglas.