Surgery Education - Our Residents & Fellows
General Surgery Resident
Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, 2012
American College of Surgeons
Pi Sigma Alpha, Political Science Honor Society membership
2011, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Dept of Plastic and Reconstructive Surg, Winston Salem, NC. Data collection and helping to interpret data about complications with VRAM flaps for abdominal peritoneal resection.
2011, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Dept of Plastic and Reconstructive Surg, Winston Salem, NC. Writing case series on patients treated for IV extravasation.
2009, Wake Forest University Medical Center, Winston Salem, NC. Researched the use of bioresorbable material in closing a hard palate cleft in a porcine model. Created the resorbable device mold and chiefly operated on the pigs, creating a cleft in the hard palate and fixating the device.
2006, Brigham Young University, Dept Political Science, Provo, UT Undergraduate Student, Rebecca Larsen PhD. Researched the growth of the European Union and its trend towards further integration and legitimacy given the establishment of greater democratic norms.
Miller S, Wagner W, Levi-Polyachenko N.. (2009, October). Unilateral cleft palate closure using a bioresorbable device. Poster presented at: Medical Student Research Day, WFUBMC; Winston Salem, NC.
Miller S, Wagner W, Levi-Polyachenko N.. (2009, November). Unilateral cleft palate closure using a bioresorbable device. Poster presented at: Resident Research Day, WFUBMC; Winston Salem, NC.
Miller, S. (2006, April). The EU: 'State' of Evolution.. Oral Presentation presented at: Fourth Annual Claremont-UC Undergraduate Research Conference on the European Union at Scripps College; Claremont, CA.
Honors & Awards:
Kyle E. Black, MD Family Scholarship 2011
Sandy Lee Cowgill Memorial Scholarship 2010, 2011
Colin and Mary Louise Stokes Scholarship 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Charles A. Strickland Scholars Scholarship 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Dean's List, Brigham Young University 2005, 2006
Eagle Scout 2000
Dr. Spencer Kim Michalke graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in Political Science and then earned his MD from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. While an undergraduate, Spencer completed a four month, unpaid internship for the March of Dimes in Washington, DC, serving as the organization's representative on various health care panels such as the Fetal Infant Mortality Review Board and DC quit-smoking steering committee. He also organized a lobby event to the city council that helped raise awareness of, and ultimately pass a bill for, expanded newborn screening. As a medical student, Spencer was very involved in Operation Smile serving in various capacities in the school's student club from member-at-large to president and organizing fund raising events and volunteer opportunities; he was privileged to participate on an Operation Smile mission trip to Chinandega, Nicaragua, which has helped him to determine what kind of surgery he would like to ultimately practice. Spencer's long-term goals include a career full of medical mission trips and later running for political office as he feels that physicians are inadequately represented in the public realm. Spencer enjoys the team environment of medicine and strives hard to excel at new challenges. When not working, Spencer enjoys spending time with his wife and newborn child and learning how to cook a new recipe or (when possible) reading a nice thick novel.
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