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Dr. Stewart presents Dr. Hill with the Bronushas statue to honor Dr. Hill's contributions to family medicine.
The University of Maryland School of Medicine has one of the oldest family medicine residency programs in the
Things kicked off November 9th with the Bronushas Lecture, named for Ipolitas Benedict Bronushas, M.D. It was given by C. Earl Hill, M.D., Class of 1960, a staunch supporter of family medicine and a professor in the department for 23 years. It was exactly 35 years ago to the day that Dr. Hill first joined the department, and, appropriately enough, "he talked about the history of family medicine, not only here in
To acknowledge Dr. Hill's many contributions to the department, Dr. Stewart also presented him with the Bronushas statue, which features a doctor and child. "We truly would not be what we are today without the vision that you and some of the people in your era had about family medicine," praised Dr. Stewart when presenting the statue. "We think it's important that you know that. We hope that you will continue to be involved with us and help us strive to accomplish our vision to be better and better."
"It was a wonderful time and a significant time in the origins of family medicine," Dr. Hill said of his days at the
By his own count, Dr. Hill taught about 270 residents during his years at the
Sunday was a day for learning, with continuing education seminars on adolescent medicine and female athletes, among other topics. The weekend wrapped up with a presentation on "The Business of Family Medicine" by Kenneth Zonies, M.D., MBA, Founder and Managing Partner, Atlantic Medical Administrative Services, LLC.
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Former department residents enjoyed seeing themselves in a slideshow of class photos from throughout the 35 years.
"We're respresenting all the old folks," joked Dr. Larry Tilley (center), seen with his wife and Dr. Howard Weeks.