Third-year medical student Priyanka Kailash receives ACEP Medical Student Award

FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina – Priyanka Kailash, MS-III on rotation at Cape Fear Valley Health, received the American College of Emergency Physicians’ (ACEP) Medical Student Professionalism and Service Award.

ACEP is a national medical specialty society representing emergency medicine with more than 25,000 members. The award recognizes students who intend to pursue a career in emergency medicine, and who have demonstrated outstanding patient care and involvement in medical organizations or the community.  As a 2016 recipient, Priyanka is invited to attend ACEP’s president’s reception in Las Vegas at the society’s annual meeting in October.

Dr. Anthony Grello, Clerkship Director for Emergency Medicine at Cape Fear Valley Health and Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine at Campbell, and Dr. Judith Borger, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Campbell, state “Priyanka was nominated for the award because of her commitment to emergency medicine, her professionalism, clinical knowledge, integrity, enthusiasm, and her ability to work as part of an integrated healthcare team. She has excelled in compassionate care of patients, professional behavior, and service to the community and specialty during her third year clinical rotations at Cape Fear Valley Health.”

In addition to the third year course of study, Priyanka has been working on research with Dr. Borger concerning the effects of opioid administration and prescription on patient satisfaction scores in the Emergency Department, and this research was submitted for presentation at the October ACEP annual national meeting.