UT pediatric resident named to section of American Academy of Pediatrics

January 2, 2009 | News, UToday
By Shannon Wermer

Dr. Meghan Keaton, a resident in the Pediatrics Program, has been named assistant district coordinator for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Medical Students, Residents and Fellowship Trainees.

This is quite an accomplishment for any resident and reflects very highly on the pediatric residency program, according to Dr. Randall Schlievert, director of the Pediatric Residency Program.

“We are proud of Dr. Keaton’s significant achievement,” Schlievert said. “Her national AAP leadership post testifies to the quality of residents we produce and attract.”

The post will provide Keaton with several benefits, including networking opportunities with AAP leadership, attendance at the AAP National Conference and Exhibition, and the ability to make a difference in the lives of medical students, residents and fellowship trainees through the AAP resolution process.

Keaton also will have access to the latest information on career planning and local and national advocacy efforts.

“As an organization dedicated to providing optimal health care for children, the American Academy of Pediatrics realizes the key to success is in its members,” Keaton said. “Having been a member since medical school, I have seen what great things can be accomplished through the collaboration of individuals and leaders in this organization.

“While attending the AAP National Conference and Exhibition this fall in Boston, I was so honored to be selected by my colleagues as one of those leaders,” she said. “I am very excited to serve as the District V assistant coordinator for this next year. I look forward to fostering participation in the AAP and helping residents, fellows and medical students take full advantage of this great resource.”

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