Tripler hosts BASS Research Symposium

| June 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Bass Symposium awardees pose after receiving their research project recognition at Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii on May 21, 2014. (Photo by Spc. Paxton Busch, Tripler Army Medical Center)

Bass Symposium awardees pose after receiving their research project recognition at Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii on May 21, 2014. (Photo by Spc. Paxton Busch, Tripler Army Medical Center)

Story and photos by Spc. Paxton Busch, Tripler Army Medical Center

HONOLULU — Graduate Medical Education students presented their Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) Research projects to PRMC staff and their peers during a Research Symposium at Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC), here, May 21, 2014.

Approximately 200 personnel were in attendance during the Bass Research Symposium where 50 presentations were delivered, which included eight oral presentations, 12 Health Care Outcomes posters, and 20 Case Report posters.

Pacific Regional Medical Command's Commanding General, Brig. Gen. Dennis Doyle, presents awards to all of the awardees of the Research Symposium on May 21, 2014 at Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii. (Photo by Spc. Paxton Busch, Tripler Army Medical Center)

Pacific Regional Medical Command’s Commanding General, Brig. Gen. Dennis Doyle, presents awards to all of the awardees of the Research Symposium on May 21, 2014 at Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii. (Photo by Spc. Paxton Busch, Tripler Army Medical Center)

“All of the Graduate Medical Education programs require some level of research, and this is a great venue for them to present their hard work,” stated Lt. Col. William Latzka, Research Symposium officer in charge for TAMC.

Latzka says that projects students present help to provide the foundation for advancing health care, as well as produce research that may improve long term health care.

TAMC’s physicians and scientists publish 130 manuscripts a year advancing Army medicine, and it supports the Graduate Medical Education.

Tripler is a major teaching center that sponsors 13 physician training programs with over 220 resident positions in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Diagnostic Radiology, Family Medicine, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Orthopedic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Transitional Year and Urology.

Tripler medical residents comprise about 14 percent of the Army’s annual training pool.

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