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Resident Representatives 2019‐2020

University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine

Graduate Medical Education Committee

The resident members of the Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) represent all residents in all programs. You may contact the resident members of the GMEC with any issues you feel need to be addressed by the Committee.

You may contact them through the Resident Forum email address: theresidentforum@gmail.com. You may also contact the GME Office with any concerns you have during your training program.

Dr. Aimee BobkoAimee Bobko, MD
Orthopaedic Surgery, PGY4

My name is Aimee Bobko, and I am currently a third year orthopedic surgery resident. Being on the committee, I hope to serve as an advocate for a quality resident experience. I have seen the positive changes that the GME committee has made to improve resident life, and I hope to be a part of continuing these efforts. I have been involved in several interdisciplinary groups and committees in college and medical school, including chair of an American Medical Association (AMA) student chapter that was awarded on the national level. These experiences will help me contribute to identifying areas of improvement and in developing practical solutions.

Dr. Tyler CooperTyler Cooper, DO
Internal Medicine/Christ, PGY2

I grew up in Canada, where I started playing hockey, and the UK before my parents settled us in Central Illinois. I attended the University of Iowa (GO HAWKS!), before going on to attend medical school at the Chicago College of Osteopathic medicine. In my free time enjoy cooking, spending time with family and friends.

Marshall HadenMarshall Haden, MD
Orthopaedic Surgery, PGY3

Throughout my first two years of residency I've become familiar with the role the GME office takes in the residency experience, particularly in constructing a respectful, educational work environment for us as we go through our training. I know the various ways we interact with each other as residents and fellows, and also the interactions we have with other hospital staff have a profound impact on our ability to learn and grow into responsible, respectful physicians. I am excited to be part of this committee so I can be a part of the team that helps shape our learning environment into one we can all be proud of.

Evan JameyfieldEvan Jameyfield, MD
Neurology, PGY1

I absolutely loved my interview with UIC last year as I was preparing for a residency in Neurology. From the residents to the neurology attendings, it was incredibly apparent that there was a culture of "family" at UIC. Training at a busy Level 1 Trauma Center in the great city of Chicago will allow extensive clinical training through the diverse patient population served by UIC. As a first year resident, I already have the opportunity to serve as an "attending" at the medical student-run clinic that operates as a free clinic. I will also grow academically through the Neurology department's commitment to education and research. I am excited and honored to be a voice for the residents by serving on the Graduate Medical Education Committee. I am hopeful we will be able to implement policy changes that benefit both residents and patients! When I am not working in the hospital, I love exploring new areas in Chicago, playing basketball with my co-residents, spending time with my family, and date nights with my girlfriend!

Dr. Alex KrbanjevicAleksandar Krbanjevic, MD, PhD
Pathology, PGY3

Aleksandar Krbanjevic graduated from a Medical School in his lovely “Mitteleuropa” hometown Novi Sad, Serbia. Thereafter, he moved to the States to pursue his PhD training in Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology. He continued his basic and translational research career as a Postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University, Chicago in neurosciences. Subsequently, he continued his interests in brain by conducting the research in biochemistry of neuronal membrane signaling at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He further enriched his basic research experience by slightly shifting the gear to another ectodermal differentiation as a NIH T-32 Fellow at Indiana University, Indianapolis where he conducted projects that elucidated mechanisms of non-melanoma skin cancer and atopic dermatitis. He is currently PGY-2 resident physician in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His goal is to proceed with academic career as a physician-scientist.

Conner OlsenConner Olsen, MD
Internal Medicine, PGY2

My name is Conner Olsen and I am a PGY-2 in the Department of Internal Medicine at UIH. Through my years as a medical student at UIC and now a resident, I've seen how the hospital and its residency programs operate. I am passionate about resident wellness, education, and engagement. As a member of the Graduate Medical Education Committee, I will look to build relationships with residents across programs and use our collective voice to advocate for positive change.