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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 16, 2003

Mary L. Budzak, M.D., Graduates from National Fellowship Program

DAYTON, OHIO-Mary L. Budzak, M.D., is one of forty-five physicians nationwide graduating from the 2002-2003 National Institute for Program Director Development (NIPDD). This fellowship is sponsored by the Association of Family Practice Residency Directors.

Budzak is an assistant professor of family medicine and is the pre-doctoral director at Wright State University School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine. She holds an M.D., from the University of Illinois-Rockford School of Medicine, and completed her residency at The Ohio State University Hospitals. She is board certified in family practice and is affiliated with the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians.

The NIPDD provides a fellowship for family physician educators who want to enhance and develop leadership skills and become better prepared as directors of residency programs. The fellowship provides enrichment courses on organizational leadership, management skills, accreditation procedures, finance, faculty development, medical staff issues and resident development.

The Association of Family Practice Residency Directors is a national association, which promotes excellence in family practice graduate education, represents family practice residency directors, develops resident education, provides networking opportunities, and enhances administrative operation of family practice residencies.