We are in the midst of a very successful spectator sports year in the City of Brotherly Love. The Phillies defied the odds, ended the regular season strong, and treated us to a World Series spectacle – playing baseball in November. (The World Series is now a November event; so much for the old moniker “Mr. October.”) The Union were there right up to the last minutes, in the MLS Cup, the championship game. Finally, the Eagles won the National Football Conference championship and headed to Super Bowl LVII.
The winning analogy is to Jefferson Health and our Department. We too are competitors and champions. We compete for terrific fourth year medical students who join us as interns and train in Surgery. We have been successful in recruiting “top talent” to our Department as faculty. We have been winners when it comes to the Dean’s Awards for Education, Mentoring, and Clinical Excellence. Working with our Office of Institutional Advancement team, we have had another very successful year, garnering philanthropic dollars to support our education and research missions. We have had some nice measure of success with grant proposals to support our young faculty. Many other examples of our successes exist.
Kudos to all in the Department, as we emerge from the negative specter of the COVID-19 pandemic, and embark upon our post-COVID activities. Soon to come - the year 2024, where we will be seeing our outpatients in the new 19 floor Honickman Center at 1101 Chestnut Street and celebrating the 200th anniversary of our Department and our Medical School: the bicentennial celebration of Jefferson Medical College (now Sidney Kimmel Medical College) – founded by a surgeon, Dr. George McClellan. Onward and upward!
Yeo, MD, FACS, Charles
"The Phillies, the Union, the Eagles and Jefferson Health,"
Jefferson Surgical Solutions: Vol. 18:
1, Article 2.
Available at: https://jdc.jefferson.edu/jss/vol18/iss1/2