To the Friends of the Department of Medicine:

I am honored to be given the opportunity to lead this talented group of residents as they travel down the path toward completion of their residency training. On September 1st, Dr. Gregory Kane took the reins as the Interim Chair of the Department of Medicine here at Jefferson. A new Program Director could not ask for a more staunch supporter of education to occupy that role than Dr. Kane.

This edition of The Forum showcases the broad variety of patients our residents and students encounter during their training. The submissions to this journal, in light of the workload they carry, is a testament to the dedication and level of engagement demonstrated by our residents and students. We’ve survived some major challenges this year through their enthusiasm, hard work, creativity and camaraderie.