COLUMN: MEDICAL MEMOS
Physicians at UMass Memorial Sleep Disorders Center were among the first physicians nationally to receive board certification in sleep medicine from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) is the body responsible for the accreditation for postgraduate medical training programs (i.e., internships and residencies) for medical doctors in the United States. . Recently, the ACGME ACGME Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education recognized sleep medicine as a legitimate medical specialty and accredited accredited
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The following physicians obtained a 100 percent success rate on the first ACGME-accredited board exam: Dr. Ursula Anwer, Dr. Phil Burke, Dr. Steven Davis, Dr.Ted Kremer, Dr. Jaishree Narayanan, Dr. Sean O'Reilly and UMass Memorial Sleep Disorders Center Director Dr. Stacia Sailer.
The UMass Memorial Sleep Disorders Center at 85 Prescott St. in Worcester is a state-of-the-art sleep lab includes 14 beds, with two beds dedicated to pediatric pediatric /pe·di·at·ric/ (pe?de-at´rik) pertaining to the health of children.
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UMass Memorial Children's Medical Center received hundreds of dollars worth of books and audio books through Worcester's recent Tellebration event.
Robert J. Wing, director of the Child Life Program at the Children's Medical Center and instructor in pediatrics at the University of Massachusetts Medical School UMMS is ranked fourth in primary care education among the nation’s 125 medical schools in the 2006 U.S.News & World Report annual guide, “America’s Best Graduate Schools”. UMMS is also a major center for research. , was presented with $600 worth of books and audio books for pediatric patients at the Children's Medical Center.
The Worcester event was part of the annual international Tellebration, which focuses on an evening of storytelling. Professional storyteller Katie Green of Princeton organized the Worcester event, which included a lineup of 15 young storytellers, who studied the art of storytelling with Green and donated their time and talents for the event.