Peds Interest Group Recognized for Excellence

The BUSM Pediatric Interest Group has been selected to receive the inaugural 2015 Pediatric Interest Group of the Year Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics Medical Student Subcommittee (AAP MSSC).

Robert Vinci
Robert Vinci

This award recognizes one Pediatric Interest Group annually for its excellence in interest group programming and involvement in the Section on Medical Students, Residents and Fellowship Trainees (SOMSRFT) annual advocacy campaign. Among the many applications received for the award, the BUSM chapter “stood out as one that not only proves what a chapter can do, but also sets the standard high for what is achievable as an interest group,” said one reviewer.

“Two years ago I challenged the Interest Group to think creatively about their work, to develop a plan for impacting child health and to organize the group to discuss advocacy, research and ways to improve child health,” said Bob Vinci, MD, the Joel and Barbara Alpert Professor and Chair of Pediatrics. “They did more than take on that challenge. They have organized themselves into a dynamic partnership with our Pediatric Department and they are impacting the work we do at BUSM in a very positive and collaborative way.”

The group will be recognized during medical student programming at the AAP National Conference in Washington, DC, October 24-27.