By Spc. Paxton Busch, PRMCJune 4, 2014
Graduate Medical Education students presented their Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) Research projects to PRMC staff and their peers during a Research Symposium at Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) on May 21, 2014.
Approximately 200 personnel were in attendance during the Bass Research Symposium where 50 presentations were delivered which included eight oral presentations, 12 Health Care Outcomes posters, and 20 Case Report posters.
"All of the graduate medical education programs require some level of research and this is a great venue for them to present their hard work," stated Lt. Col. William Latzka, Research Symposium Officer in Charge (OIC) for Tripler Army Medical Center.
Latzka says that projects students present help to provide the foundation for advancing healthcare as well as produce research that may improve long term healthcare.
TAMC's physicians and scientists publish 130 manuscripts a year advancing Army medicine and supports the graduate medical education.
Tripler is a major teaching center that sponsors 13 physician training programs with over 220 resident positions in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Diagnostic Radiology, Family Medicine, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Orthopedic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Transitional Year and Urology.
Tripler medical residents comprise about 14 percent of the Army's annual training pool.