Local pediatrician selected for graduate medical education role

May 10,2013
Local pediatrician selected for graduate medical education role Lon McQuillan, MD, a pediatrician with Samaritan Pediatrics in Corvallis, has been named coordinator of research development and training for Samaritan’s Graduate Medical Education program. In this newly created role, McQuillan will assist with the development of research curriculum for the physician residency programs and serve as a mentor to residents as they complete research projects.

“Medical research is a requirement of all residency programs, and an important part of the resident’s experience,” said Nancy Bell, VP of Academic Affairs. “Dr. McQuillan will be providing that vital link between residents and their research projects and scholarly activities.”

McQuillan will bring together local physicians and research partners to work with residents as they develop research protocols, move forward with the execution of research projects and ultimately prepare a presentation and/or publication of research findings.
McQuillan, who maintains a busy pediatric practice, noted that an interest in working long-term in a teaching role with the organization is what drew him to the position.

“I’ve been working with residents in the clinic setting for quite some time, but have been very interested in being more involved with this aspect of our residency programs. My fellowship training in primary care research at the University of Colorado makes this role a great fit for me,” said McQuillan. “I am looking forward to working more directly with all of our residents on their academic projects.”

Samaritan launched its residency program, which is fully accredited by the American Osteopathic Association, in 2009 and offers residencies in family practice, general surgery, internal medicine, psychiatry and orthopedics. Samaritan also offers a cardiology fellowship. There are currently 73 physician residents participating in the program.
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