NRMP Board of Directors Elects New Members at its May 2014 Meeting

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The National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®) Board of Directors has elected its newest members, including a student, resident physician, and nationally-recognized leader in Pediatrics.

National Resident Matching Program
'Their considerable enthusiasm about and commitment to graduate medical education will benefit the Board and its work on issues facing the graduate medical education community.' Dr. Hal B. Jenson, NRMP President

The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Board of Directors elected three new members at its May 2014 meeting.

Dr. Carol Berkowitz is the Executive Vice Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, where she also served for nearly twenty years as Director of the Pediatrics residency program. Dr. Berkowitz has held numerous national leadership positions, including Chair of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s Review Committee (RC) for Pediatrics, Chair of the ACGME Council of Review Committee Chairs, and President of the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS). She is a former President of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Association of Pediatric Program Directors. She currently serves on the American Medical Association’s Council on Medical Education. Dr. Berkowitz earned her M.D. degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Dr. Maya Babu is a Neurological Surgery resident at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She holds a B.A. degree in Psychology and a B.S. degree in Neuroscience, both with highest distinction, from the University of Minnesota, and M.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Harvard University. She is a Resident Trustee on the American Medical Association Board of Trustees and Secretary for the Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Babu served as Chair of the National Resident Committee of the Association of Women Surgeons and is actively involved in the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. She is the recipient of the Dean’s Award from Harvard Business School and a Leadership Award from the American Medical Association Foundation.

Mr. Francis Deng is a Distinguished Student Scholar at Washington University School of Medicine and a Medical Education Representative of the school’s Medical Student Government. He is a member of the American Medical Association Medical Student Section Committee on Medical Education and Co-President of the Washington University School of Medicine Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association. Prior to medical school Mr. Deng attended Harvard University, where he earned an A.B. degree in Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He is a National Merit Scholar.

“Each year the NRMP receives applications from many highly-qualified individuals, and we are delighted to welcome Drs. Berkowitz and Babu and Mr. Deng to the Board of Directors,” said NRMP President Dr. Hal B. Jenson. “I believe their considerable enthusiasm about and commitment to graduate medical education will benefit the Board and its work on issues facing the graduate medical education community.”

Terms of service for the new members commence July 1.    

The NRMP Match
The Match uses a computerized mathematical algorithm to align the preferences of applicants with the preferences of residency program directors in order to fill training positions available at U.S. teaching hospitals. Research on the NRMP algorithm was a basis for awarding The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel in 2012.

About NRMP
The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) is a private, non-profit organization established in 1952 at the request of medical students to provide an orderly and fair mechanism for matching the preferences of applicants for U.S. residency positions with the preferences of residency program directors. In addition to the Main Residency Match, the NRMP conducts Fellowship Matches for more than 50 subspecialties through its Specialties Matching Service® (SMS®). For more information, contact NRMP at 1-866-653-NRMP (6767) or visit For interviews, please email lcurtin(at)nrmp(dot)org.

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