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Anesthesiology resident Vargo recognized for exceptional teaching

Dr. Trevor Vargo, an anesthesiology resident at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, was recognized in January as part of the Exceptional Moments in Teaching program of Penn State Health and Penn State College of Medicine.

“Dr. Vargo was an exceptional teacher and pushed me to a deeper level of clinical knowledge and understanding,” a current student wrote. “He allowed me to be hands-on with the delivery of anesthesia to the patient, taught me about the machines and drugs used, and allowed me to attempt tasks to become more proficient at these skills.

“He was always willing to discuss questions and helped me gain a solid foundation of the specialty of anesthesia through his teaching. I absolutely loved working with him and am thankful for the knowledge and skills I learned.”

Vargo is a fourth-year resident who graduated from Mercyhurst University, Erie, Pa., and earned his medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie campus. He is passionate about his work as an anesthesia resident and dedicated to providing the best possible care for his patients. Born and raised in Buffalo, N.Y., Vargo is a loyal fan of the Buffalo Bills and Sabres. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing and spending time with loved ones. His spouse is a neurology resident.

Penn State College of Medicine’s Office for a Respectful Learning Environment recognizes exceptional faculty, residents and fellows with the monthly “Exceptional Moments in Teaching” program. Each month, one faculty member and one resident/fellow are highlighted for their contributions. College of Medicine students are invited to submit narratives about faculty members, residents, nurses or any other educators who challenge them and provide an exceptional learning experience using the online nomination form.

The Office for a Respectful Learning Environment fosters an educational community at Penn State College of Medicine in which all learners and educators feel supported, challenged, valued and respected. It serves all learners at the College of Medicine: medical students, graduate students, physician assistant students, residents and fellows.

See previous faculty and resident/fellow honorees here.

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