To the Friends of the Department of Medicine:

“The only thing that is constant is change.” What a year we have had!

From new time slots for morning report, patient surges in the hospital, moving the fellowship match to December and the addition of Dim Sum Fridays, things are in a constant state of flux. The hallmark of a Jefferson resident is the ability to evolve and adapt to the circumstances while continuing to think of further changes to benefit our patients, colleagues and ourselves. I cannot contain the pride I have in our residents and what they can achieve. With more changes on the way with the Next Accreditation System from the ACGME, launching the Milestones evaluations and potential changes in health care delivery as Obamacare gets fully implemented, it is more important than ever to have a spirit of innovation! It helps that we are led by the Fantastic Four—Christopher Henry, Tasha Kouvatsos, Sanjay Linganna and Michael Tobin. Our chiefs are tireless advocates for education and are creative problem solvers and have achieved many things in their short tenure! I am so grateful for their efforts and have had an amazing time working with them!