GIVING NOW COMES IN BOOK FORM. CORPORATE PARTNER MEDWEST SUPPORTS ORTHOPEDIC RESIDENT EDUCATION
Each year, Medwest Associates, distributor of innovative orthopedic products, gives a $10,000 gift to the orthopedic residency program at McLaren Flint. This gift helps residents pay for books and other support materials for their ongoing education.
"We have always been willing and able to assist our surgeons and their practices with educational opportunities," said Paul Lopez, Distributor/Owner of Medwest Associates. The support the company traditionally provides is unique in that McLaren physicians decide how the money is to be spent. "They have used our support to provide residents with everything from books to eye-loops," said Lopez. Because Medwest does not dictate where their gift is to be used, McLaren physicians have the chance to implement the kind of support they deem necessary.
Medwest has also established wet-labs or hands-on opportunities for surgeons and residents to try new arthroscopic surgical products. Through their support, Medwest is committed to improving the learning experience of local physicians by helping them enhance their skills through education. "Our products have always been on the leading edge and have helped advance the newest ideas in arthroscopic surgery. We are simply enhancing this commitment to learning," said Lopez.