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I completed medical school at Sidney Kimmel Medical College (formerly Jefferson Medical College) in Philadelphia, PA and am now finishing my final year of Internal Medicine residency at George Washington University Hospital in Washington DC. I will then be staying on at GW to pursue a fellowship in Medical Education. I ultimately hope to work as an academic hospitalist with a focus on medical education. Specific topics of interest include the incorporation of education training and theory into the medical school/residency curriculum, the role of the humanities in medicine, and quality improvement in the hospital setting.
Jenny Van Kirk, MD
Medical Instructor in Hospital Medicine at Duke University Health System
2018-2019 Chief Resident for the Duke Internal Medicine Residency Program
David Sorkin is a fourth-year med-peds resident at Baystate Medical Center. During and after undergrad, he did internships at PepsiCo and Cadbury Adams, working on research and development for Diet Pepsi and Halls lozenges. David attended Albany Medical College and graduated in 2014 before starting his residency at Baystate Medical Center, where he trains in pediatrics and internal medicine. He has an interest in teaching medical students and junior residents, and also helped to edit an online study product by the USMLE Rx brand. Going forward, he intends to develop a career as a med-peds hospitalist, and is also interested in sleep medicine.
Calvin Kagan is a second year categorical resident at the Osler Medical Training Program at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. In addition to working as a medical resident, he is an advocate for health care policy as a means of improving the public’s health. His interests include improving access, quality, reliability, and cost within health care systems. He currently serves on the Maryland Medical Society (Med Chi) Legislative Affairs Committee and Public Health Sub-Committee, as well as the AMA Resident and Fellows Section Public Health Committee. He also serves as a medical advisor to Eko Devices, a medical device company working to improve the accuracy and utility of the stethoscope within the physical exam. Previously, Calvin held leadership positions within the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Organization of Student Representatives and the American Medical Association Foundation. He worked for the health care community organizing group, Community Catalyst, served as a member of the Vermont Medical Society Council, and worked as an American Medical Association Medical Student Government Relation’s Intern in Washington DC. Calvin was raised in Seal Beach, California. He earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Pomona College, where he served as Senior Class President. He earned his medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society, was a recipient of the Schechtman Prize for finishing within the top of his class, and was awarded the Laura Weed Award for excellence, service, and commitment in internal medicine. He earned his Masters in Public Health in health care policy from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He currently resides in Baltimore with his wife, Amanda, who is also an internal medicine resident at Johns Hopkins.