William Huffner, MD recently received a special letter of commendation regarding the outstanding contributions of Christopher Parry, MD, to the education of medical students and graduate nursing students at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Dr. Parry is a urologist with UM Community Medical Group – Urology, practicing in Chestertown.
Last October, Dr. Parry participated once again in USU’s two-week Operation Bushmaster at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, putting in over 130 hours of contact time with fourth year medical students and second year graduate nursing students.
Operation Bushmaster is the capstone event in USU’s four year, military-unique curriculum, designed to create excellent health care providers who also are military leaders. The exercise is a simulated deployment to an austere location and tests the students’ medical and leadership skills.
“Dr. Parry provides our students with a unique perspective of medical leadership, as well as the intricacies involved in military-civilian interactions. He is consistently rated extremely effective by our students in his role,” wrote Kevin Semelrath, MD, FACEP, course director for USU’s Operation Bushmaster.