Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2018


photo of Osemelu Aburime, M.D.

Osemelu Aburime, M.D.

Interests: He has done a considerable amount of tutoring in medical school. He is also a regular participant in soccer leagues.

After graduation: Glaucoma Fellowship - Ochsner Health System


Educational Background

B.S. Biology -- Morehouse College -- 2010

M.D. -- Morehouse School of Medicine -- 2014

Transitional Internship -- Baptist Health System, Birmingham, Alabama -- 2015

 Presentations & Awards

June 24, 2016

  PGY-2 Resident Research Presentation

 

"Dissecting Keratoconus. An ongoing study"

June 23, 2017

   PGY-3 Resident Research Presentation

 

"Keratoconus Twin Study"

June 22, 2018

  PGY-4 Resident Research Presentation

 

"The Worst Headache Ever"

 

photo of Jenny Fuller, M.D.

Jenny Fuller, M.D.

Interests: Running became a big part of her life as of the start of medical school. She also enjoys photography, baking, cooking, blogging and yoga.

After graduation: General ophthalmology Columbia, South Carolina


Educational Background

B.S. Pre-medicine -- Pennsylvania State University-University Park -- 2012

M.D. -- Jefferson Medical College -- 2014

Transitional Internship -- Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences -- 2015

Presentations & Awards

March 31, 2016

Vision Discovery Institute Annual Meeting

 

"Glaucoma Neuroprotection via Activation of Sigma-1 Receptor (+)-pentazocine."

June 24, 2016

PGY-2 Resident Research Presentation

 

"Glaucoma Neuroprotection via Activation of Sigma-1 Receptor (+)-pentazocine."

April 2, 2017

The Walsh Society

 

"Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!" - Co-authored with presenter Dr. Larissa Ghadiali (neuro-ophthalmology fellow)"

June 23, 2017

PGY-3 Resident Research Presentation

 

"Masquerading Meningioma"

June 23, 2017

Best case report presentation at 2017 Resident-Alumni meeting

 

"Masquerading Meningioma"

June 22, 2018

PGY-4 Resident Research Presentation

 

"Pressure's Up"

photo of Steven Glenn, M.D.

Steven Glenn, M.D.

Interests: Skiing, snowmobiling, kiteboarding, wakeboarding, photography, cooking

After graduation: General ophthalmology with Digby Eye Associates, Greensboro, NC


Educational Background

B.S. Physiology & Dev. Biology -- Brigham Young University -- 2010

M.D. -- Texas A&M HSC College of Medicine -- 2014

Transitional Internship -- Spartanburg Regional Medical Center -- 2015

Presentations & Awards:

June 24, 2016

PGY-2 Resident Research Presentation

 

"How can we better determine who will succeed in Ophthalmology residency? Correlations of medical student surgical simulator performance."

June 23, 2017

PGY-3 Resident Research Presentation

 

"Limbal Rosai-Dorfman Disease"

June 22, 2018

PGY-4 Resident Research Presentation

 

"Visual Loss From Extra-Axial Metastasis"

 

Commencement

Graduation Date: Friday, June 22nd 2018
Place: The Partridge Inn

 

Summary: For the last several years we have been inviting alumni to speak. Usually we have one alumnus and another keynote speaker. This year both speakers who took the podium were alumni. Held at the Summerville, liberal arts campus, it was good to get away and settle down with the department, our alumni and soon to be graduates. Audrey Forbes was again proved to be queen of organization assembling almost the entire event. Dr. Stephanie Goei along with a couple of her techs put together some gorgeous florals for each table at the meeting.

It has been a long time since our department has hosted graduation at Augusta's iconic Partridge Inn. The meeting site was wonderful keeping the group closely connected throughout the evening.

The first surprise of the evening was a cake for Dr. David Bogorad's birthday. Several techs along with Dr. Amy Estes and Stephanie Goei sporting on fake eye brows and mustaches came sauntering in while the rest of us joined in singing him Happy Birthday.

Dr. Nussbaum took up from that point thanking the techs, Audrey and the guest speakers. He said, "You have heard it said, 'Hope for the best, and plan for the worst.' That is all wrong." He went on to speak of Moses coming out of Egypt, Esau being tricked out of the birthright by Jacob, but each person/group flourishing despite the difficulties. Dr. Nussbaum went on to mention how our two speakers had each faced serious adversity in their personal and professional lives each facing the changes with faith in what they believed was right and doing it. He concluded by saying hope for the best and plan for the best, but be prepared. In the unexpected happens it will be ok.

Each of the seniors said a few words of thanks. They gave Dr. Zach Lukowski the teacher of the year award.

Dr. Amy Estes (assistant program director) showed a few baby pictures of the graduates tying the photos in to the personalities we know so well. After this they were given parting gifts and the festivities concluded.

This was the second year where the residents could meet the AGCME's scholarly activity goal through case reports. Most of the residents opted for these and some of them are soon to be published. Dr. Gayton gave pearls in refractive lens exchange and lessons on MIGS. His skill and innovation, participation in the lecture circuit, and tenure in the field were clearly demonstrated. Dr. Shmunes coupled practicality and enthusiasm for ophthalmology as well. From the earliest interactions between himself and our department he wanted to help our residents prepare for entry in the world of private practice with eyes wide open. Great work, Dr. Shmunes!