House Officer of the Year for College of Medicine
Jason Talmadge, M.D., PGY-5
Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
The Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery is proud to announce that Jason Talmadge, M.D., PGY-5, received the House Officer of the year for 2016-2017 academic year.
Dr. Talmadge was nominated by Program Director, Sam Pate, M.D. and our Assistant Program Director, Christie Barnes, M.D.
Drs. Pate and Barnes have given high recognition of Dr. Talmadge. “He has an unbelievable natural clinic sense that is something difficult to teach. He has been very productive in research projects, which by the end of his residency, he will have at least 3 quality publications. He is actively engaged in teaching medical students who rotate within the department and we frequently get feedback that he is the best teacher of all residents. Dr. Talmadge offers to help junior residents on tough call weekends, taking the pager for a couple hours while a junior gets a few hours of sleep. He also has been actively involved in implementing bedside tracheostomy at UNMC.”
There are 4 House Officers per year that win this award by size of department: small, medium, large, and Fellows. After many votes and discussions, he was selected to win the small department award for House Officer of the Year!
The purpose of this award is to give recognition to the house officer who in the past years has distinguished him or herself in the areas of clinical excellence, dedication to scholarly activity, excellence as a teacher, and exemplary citizenship.
“We strongly recommend Dr. Talmadge for this award and he is deserving of recognition for his service to this hospital and our patients,” stated Drs. Pate and Barnes.