Congratulations to Raymond Koopmans and Erik Woelber, the 2014-2015 Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Interest Group (OSSMIG) Co-Chairs!
Raymond graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Mathematics and Biochemistry. After graduating, he worked at Sea Mar Community Health Centers via AmeriCorps as a Patient Navigator. He developed an interest in Sports Medicine in high school when he took a Sports Medicine course in which he learned taping procedures and musculoskeletal anatomy, and competed at the state level in Sports Medicine knowledge. He studied abroad in Australia and India, and participates in a global medical brigade to Honduras.
Erik graduated with a degree in History of Science, History of Medicine from Yale University, where he was the Executive Editor of the Yale Herald and a three-time varsity letter winner in Heavyweight Crew. He became interested in orthopedics during an internship in orthopedics and sports medicine with the team physician for the Philadelphia Phillies during college. After his first year of medical school, he interned at a non-profit research group studying the affects of systemic cobalt toxicity after hip arthroplasty. He also spent a month in five rural Alaskan village clinics 300 miles away from the road system, learning the ropes of primary care medicine from the only doctor within a 150-mile radius.
To learn more about OSSMIG, please visit: http://www.orthop.washington.edu/?q=ossmig/orthopaedic-surgery-and-sports-medicine-interest-group-ossmig.html