CDR Joy Greer graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School in 2001 and completed a transitional internship followed by residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in 2005. She served at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune for 5 years as a staff obstetrician and gynecologist and teaching faculty of the family medicine residency. While there, she was a member of the Tissue and Transfusion Committee, chair of the Bioethics Committee, and then served as Chair, Executive Committee of the Medical Staff. She then completed a fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and the certificate program in Clinical Research at the University of Pennsylvania in June 2013. During her fellowship, she received the Fellow Teaching Award from the OB/GYN residents. In 2013, she returned to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth as a Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgeon and faculty member of the obstetrics and gynecology residency program. She was appointed the Deputy Director for the Healthcare Simulation and Bioskills Training Center at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in 2016. Her research interests include the impact of pelvic floor disorders in the military beneficiary population and simulation in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
A recent study (Makary & Daniel, 2016) of medical errors have estimated preventable medical errors may account for as many as 251,000 deaths annually in the United States (U.S.). They are also the third cause of death in the U.S….