Russell K. McAllister, M.D. was recently awarded the Outstanding Program Director Award at Scott & White Healthcare for his leadership in anesthesia resident education. He was chosen by the members of the Graduate Medical Education Committee from among 36 residency/fellowship programs.
Dr. McAllister, an associate professor of anesthesiology at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine and staff anesthesiologist at Scott & White, was selected for “his efforts leading his program to excellence in multiple areas of success of the residents in his residency program, including high-quality education, research participation, and quality of patient care delivered,” said Donald E. Wesson, M.D., Vice Dean, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine and Chief Academic Officer, Scott & White. Dr. McAllister received a plaque and a cash award.
The criteria for selection, according to Dr. Sandra Oliver, Director of Graduate Medical Education – Operations for Scott & White, was based on the success of residents completing the educational process and passing certification examinations, the number of external publications/presentations by the residents, and the success of recruitment into the program. “Dr. McAllister has taken the anesthesia program to a level of excellence, as documented in the educational success of his residents. He is selfless in his dedication to the anesthesia resident program and to GME at Scott & White,” she said.
Timothy Bittenbinder, M.D., chairman of the department of anesthesiology, said. “The residency director is pivotal in the development of a superior residency. The department is very fortunate to have Russell McAllister lead our residency and to have other great faculty who support our passion: education.”
Dr. McAllister graduated from Texas Tech in 1990 and the University of Texas Medical Branch in 1995. He completed his internship at Scott & White in 1996 and his residency in anesthesiology at Scott & White in 1999. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pain Medicine.
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