October 16, 2017
Daniel Griffin, DO, was first drawn to medicine because it combined his passions for service and education: "It is a field of life-long learning and problem solving, and it provides an opportunity to continuously help others." Indeed, this dedication to educating himself and others has characterized this young physician's already remarkable career.
Dr. Griffin graduated from the William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM) in 2015. He is currently the Chief Resident at MRHC's internal medicine program. As a resident, he created a review course for medical students to prepare for COMLEX. He serves on the NBOME item writing committee and regularly participates in scholarly activity.
David Pizzimenti, DO, who nominated Dr. Griffin for this award, calls him "the most outstanding resident that I have had the privilege of training at Magnolia Regional Health Center (MRHC) in my nine years as Program Director." Aside from excelling in his residency training, Dr. Griffin assisted in his program becoming the first in the country to receive ACGME initial accreditation and has been instrumental in achieving ACGME continuing accreditation.
He says complexity is what led him to select internal medicine as a specialty: "You get to care for young adults and the elderly, treat acute medical issues and chronic comorbidities; it encompasses every organ system in the body."
"Dr. Griffin has more accomplishments as a resident than many physicians achieve in a lifetime. He treats his patients, no matter their background or diagnosis, with respect and understanding. He is the resident that my students model themselves after," says M. Hayes Baker, MD, Associate Professor at MRHC.
The AOF and the American College of Osteopathic Internists are proud to name Daniel Griffin, DO, as the 2017 Outstanding Resident of the Year in Internal Medicine.