The following are the resident nominees. When asked, “What special skills, experiences and contributions will you bring to the LAFP as a potential Board Member and/or Delegate to the National Conference,” their answers are as follows:

 

Resident Delegate to the LAFP Board of Directors (Two Positions Available):

Michael Bacon – LSUHSC Family Medicine Residency Program-Lake Charles:
“I have been involved in many organizations my entire life and have held multiple leadership roles including with the LAFP as a student alternate delegate. I feel I am very approachable and easy to talk to. I am also an advocate for primary care in Louisiana.” 

Ryan Basquez – LSU Family Medicine Residency Program-Alexandria:
“I have experience working on various residency and hospital steering committees.” 

Tasia Bradley – UHC- LSU Lafayette Family Medicine Residency Program:
“I have been a military member for the last 14 years which contributes to my discipline, patience, and ability to work successfully with others.” 

Joseph Garcia – LSU Family Medicine Residency Program-Alexandria:
I have strong organizational skills and commitment to Family Medicine.” 

Ammar Husan – LSUHSC Family Medicine Residency Program-Shreveport:
“I would like to help further the principals and foundation that Family Medicine has been built on. Through my experiences and interactions with faculty, staff and other residents I would like to help implement new strategies that help highlight the core basis that Family Medicine is built on. Through my MBA in healthcare management and residency experiences, I want to bring my organizational skills, work ethic and dynamic adaptability coupled with my continued yearning self-growth. I plan to bring new ideas, creativity and further the awareness of the uniqueness of family medicine.” 

Bhavik Jariwala – LSU Family Medicine Residency Program-Alexandria:
“As a native of Lake Charles I am dedicated to practice in our state.  I bring strong dedication to FM and Louisiana.” 

Lindsay Liles – Ochsner Medical Center, LSU Kenner Family Medicine Residency Program:
“My journey, which has taken me from rural Texas, to Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Brisbane, Australia, and finally, New Orleans, has helped shape my worldview. My experiences have not only taught me the importance of respecting culture, but also the ability to look at issues from the viewpoint of other cultures, lifestyles, and backgrounds. Throughout the course of undergrad, medical school, and now residency, I have sought out leadership responsibilities to increase my own skills and help others realize their ideas. Along with strengthening the aforementioned traits, I additionally feel my desire to increase my knowledge of advocacy and the inner workings of a professional organization are key to becoming a successful delegate to the LAFP.” 

Courtney Morgan – LSU New Orleans Rural Family Medicine Program:
“Having served as the student member of a national board of directors, has prepared me in the basic understanding of how boards run and the different committees that make them up. I have years of leadership from nursing to becoming a physician, as a mother of 4, and a wife. I will bring a dynamic way of thinking to the board. I have worked from the bottom up and this gives me an appreciation of not only being a physician but for everyone that makes up a healthcare team.  Before going back to medical school, I have opened a medical office from the ground up, I have run a medical office as the office manager, the nurse, the billing director. This was a Rural solo family practice, so I understand the fight of this dying practice type. I also understand the importance of where family medicine and preventative medicine is going in the future. I feel these characteristics of leadership and experience will allow me to bring a new view to the board of directors.” 

Amanda Tse – LSUHSC Family Medicine Residency Program-Shreveport:
“College of science senator at Chapman University.” 

Charles Vidrine – LSUHSC Family Medicine Residency Program-Lake Charles:
“I maintained a database for American Medical Student Research Journal as an education editor for 3 years in medical school. I have taught at the middle, high school, undergraduate, graduate, and medical school levels at various times. I have served as administrator for 2 years while at Tulane University Housing.”

 

 

Resident Delegate to the LAFP General Assembly (Two Positions Available):

Michael Bacon – LSUHSC Family Medicine Residency Program-Lake Charles:
“I have been involved in many organizations my entire life and have held multiple leadership roles including with the LAFP as a student alternate delegate. I feel I am very approachable and easy to talk to. I am also an advocate for primary care in Louisiana.” 

Ammar Husan – LSUHSC Family Medicine Residency Program-Shreveport:
“I would like to help further the principals and foundation that Family Medicine has been built on. Through my experiences and interactions with faculty, staff and other residents I would like to help implement new strategies that help highlight the core basis that Family Medicine is built on. Through my MBA in healthcare management and residency experiences, I want to bring my organizational skills, work ethic and dynamic adaptability coupled with my continued yearning self-growth. I plan to bring new ideas, creativity and further the awareness of the uniqueness of family medicine.” 

Lindsay Liles – Ochsner Medical Center, LSU Kenner Family Medicine Residency Program:
“My journey, which has taken me from rural Texas, to Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Brisbane, Australia, and finally, New Orleans, has helped shape my worldview. My experiences have not only taught me the importance of respecting culture, but also the ability to look at issues from the viewpoint of other cultures, lifestyles, and backgrounds. Throughout the course of undergrad, medical school, and now residency, I have sought out leadership responsibilities to increase my own skills and help others realize their ideas. Along with strengthening the aforementioned traits, I additionally feel my desire to increase my knowledge of advocacy and the inner workings of a professional organization are key to becoming a successful delegate to the LAFP.”

 

 

Resident Delegate to the AAFP National Conference (Two Positions Available):

Michael Bacon – LSUHSC Family Medicine Residency Program-Lake Charles:
“I have been involved in many organizations my entire life and have held multiple leadership roles including with the LAFP as a student alternate delegate. I feel I am very approachable and easy to talk to. I am also an advocate for primary care in Louisiana.” 

Jasmin Demerson – LSU Family Medicine Residency Program-Alexandria:
“I am a team player, compassionate about Louisiana health care. Prior to medical school I obtained my Masters’ in Public Health in Louisiana and worked in the local Louisiana Community Public Health sector. As a resident, I have been active within the local communities providing health care, health education and listening to the concerns of the local communities. I believe this would allow to bring insight from a community level to improve the efforts of both LAFP and AAFP.” 

Ammar Husan – LSUHSC Family Medicine Residency Program-Shreveport:
“I would like to help further the principals and foundation that Family Medicine has been built on. Through my experiences and interactions with faculty, staff and other residents I would like to help implement new strategies that help highlight the core basis that Family Medicine is built on. Through my MBA in healthcare management and residency experiences, I want to bring my organizational skills, work ethic and dynamic adaptability coupled with my continued yearning self-growth. I plan to bring new ideas, creativity and further the awareness of the uniqueness of family medicine.” 

Lindsay Liles – Ochsner Medical Center, LSU Kenner Family Medicine Residency Program:
“My journey, which has taken me from rural Texas, to Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Brisbane, Australia, and finally, New Orleans, has helped shape my worldview. My experiences have not only taught me the importance of respecting culture, but also the ability to look at issues from the viewpoint of other cultures, lifestyles, and backgrounds. Throughout the course of undergrad, medical school, and now residency, I have sought out leadership responsibilities to increase my own skills and help others realize their ideas. Along with strengthening the aforementioned traits, I additionally feel my desire to increase my knowledge of advocacy and the inner workings of a professional organization are key to becoming a successful delegate to the LAFP.”

Jacob Sandoz – LSUHSC Family Medicine Residency Program-Shreveport:
“I grew up in Louisiana and feel like I could thoroughly convey residents’ opinions.”

 

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