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Division of General Internal Medicine Newsletter



  • GIM News
  • Donna L. Bishop, Editor
  • Next issue:
    December 2016
  • Submission deadline:
    November 18th, 2016
  • E-mail: Donna Bishop

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (UPSOM) Annual Teaching Awards

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (UPSOM) gave out their Annual Teaching Awards on November 29, 2016, with several physicians from the Division of General Internal Medicine being recognized:

Alda Maria Gonzaga, MD, MS, received the Donald S. Fraley Award for Medical Student Mentoring, which recognizes individuals who made outstanding contributions to medical education through their service as mentors to medical students.

Robert C. Brook, MD, PhD, was honored with the Clerkship Preceptor of the Year Award, which recognizes faculty clinical preceptors who consistently provide outstanding clinical instruction in the clerkship setting.

Anna K. Donovan, MD, MS, was a recipient of the Clinical Educator of the Year Award, which honors faculty who consistently provide outstanding clinical education in a third or fourth year elective course setting.

Eva Reitschuler-Cross, MD, and Scott Herrle, MD, MS, both received the William I. Cohen Award for Excellence in Clinical Skills Instruction. This award recognizes faculty who consistently provide outstanding clinical skills instruction for first and second year medical students.

Melissa McNeil, MD, MPH, was given an Award for Outstanding Mini-Elective, which recognizes faculty who volunteer their time and expertise to run a mini-elective for first and second year students. These electives provide students the opportunity to pursue areas of interest and personal growth in settings outside of the traditional core curriculum.