Selection of 2018-2019 Chief Residents

The USC Department of Radiology is excited to announce the residency program's chief radiology residents for the upcoming 2018-2019 academic year. Through a combination of resident and faculty input, current PGY-4 residents Jasmine Branchcomb, Tucker Fischbeck, and Shelby Lundahl have been selected to fulfill this crucial leadership role on which the program relies daily.

Drs. Lundahl and Branchcomb, as possibly photographed by Dr. Fischbeck, 2018-2019 USC Radiology Chief Residents

Drs. Lundahl and Branchcomb, as possibly photographed by Dr. Fischbeck, 2018-2019 USC Radiology Chief Residents

Beyond handling the brunt of logistical and resident scheduling matters, chief residents play invaluable roles in maintaining program culture and promoting resident wellness. Prioritizing patient care and resident interests, they regularly liaise with residency program directors and other department leadership. Finally, they effectively become "The Face of the Program", serving as interviewers and primary hosts for visiting medical student applicants during the recruitment season. In essence, they represent the spirit of what our program is and strives to become.

When reached for comment, Jasmine reported that she was both "honored and excited" to be elected as one of the chiefs for the upcoming year. She says she hopes "to make the year as smooth as possible for the current and incoming residents and, also, to have a lot of fun."

Tucker aspires to "support my co-residents as much as they support me," citing that the program is composed of a "wonderful group" of people.

"I am really looking forward to meeting with all the applicants during the interview season," Shelby reported, pointing out the importance for visiting students to "really get to know who we are, and really see what it's like to join such a special program."

Finally, we would be remiss if we failed to take this opportunity to acknowledge our outgoing chiefs - Noah Brauner, Mollie Rashid, and Seth Urban - and thank them for their tireless, exemplary service during the past year. As chiefs, they represent the best of our department, and we couldn't be prouder to have them as leaders and colleagues.

-t. iafe