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Welcome to Our New Residents

We are pleased to welcome 9 new residents to our Psychiatry Residency Program starting July 2017!

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UCF COM/HCA GME Consortium First Annual Research Forum

Our first annual research forum was held April 20, 2017. Medical students and residents from various residency programs presented their research. Submissions were considered for case findings and clinical research with awards given for the best Oral and Poster presentation in each category. Chuck Klodell, M.D., our Medical Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery, was the guest speaker. We are very excited with the success of the event and will be continuing the tradition next year. More details on how to submit your abstract for next year’s research forum will be available closer to the date.


Dr. Michael Gower has joined the Faculty

Dr. Gower completed his general psychiatry residency and forensic psychiatry fellowship at the University of Florida. Upon graduating, he joined the VA in Gainesville. He joined the faculty at North Florida Regional Medical Center in February working on the inpatient psychiatric unit. He is an excellent addition to our team and we are excited to welcome him to our faculty.


See you at APA

Dr. Almari Ginory and Dr. Sarah Fayad will be presenting at the upcoming American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting held in Atlanta, Georgia May 14-18, 2016. They will presenting on various topics including neuromodulation, physician burnout, social media use in medicine, cyberbullying, and balancing the many roles of female physicians. Be sure to catch one of their presentations and say ‘hi.’


Dr. Fayad presents at AAGP

On March 19, 2016, Dr. Fayad presented at the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry Annual Meeting held in Washington, DC. Dr. Fayad presented on the topic “The Exam Starts in the Hallway: Movement Disorders in Geriatric Psychiatry,” along with Dr. Nikolaus McFarland from the University of Florida, and Dr. William McDonald from Emory. Dr. Fayad states “it was a very well attended conference with excellent questions and audience participation. We hope it helps in the treatment of geriatric patients with movement disorders.”