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Welcome to the Department of Medicine website. We invite you to learn more about our outstanding educational, patient care, and research programs in these pages. We are committed to excellence in all three of these missions, and we are proud of our achievements. This is the largest department in the University of Washington School of Medicine, with 14 divisions and more than 1000 full-time and over 1,200 voluntary clinical faculty members. Our faculty provide the highest quality of primary and subspecialty care for patients throughout the region. They train tomorrow's physicians in both the science and art of medicine with innovative programs at all levels, and they conduct basic, translational, and clinical research at the leading edge of biological science.

Education News/Awards

Housestaff Research Mentorship Award
The Housestaff Research Mentorship Award is given by the medicine residents to a faculty member in appreciation of outstanding mentorship and enthusiastic support of resident research. This year’s award went to Dr. Catherine (Terri) Hough, associate professor (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine). She was selected out of 12 faculty who were nominated this year. She has mentored seven residents of the last several years, work that has led to resident-authored abstracts at national and international meetings and manuscripts in preparation.


Evans Award
Robert S. Evans Awards are presented to the second-year medicine resident(s) and the graduating student who most clearly reflect the qualities of warmth, understanding, and concern for human welfare exemplified by Dr. Evans, who was chief of medicine at the Seattle VA for many years.

The 2014 Evans Awards went to residents Jeff Redinger and David Wenger and student Eric Marr. Medicine Student Programs Director Doug Paauw and Residency Program Director Ken Steinberg read comments about the award winners. Eric Marr “excels at everything he does.” Jeff Redinger “has a true passion for patient-centered care and is a true role model,” and David Wenger is a “deeply compassionate physician and an honor to work with. He goes way above and beyond the call of duty.”

Awards

Turck Award
Dr. Bradley Anawalt, professor (General Internal Medicine) and chief of medicine (UWMC) is this year’s recipient of the Turck Award. The Turck Award recognizes outstanding career contributions that have enhanced the traditions of teaching and patient care. The award celebrates Dr. Marvin Turck, who has been a faculty member in the division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1964 and has been recognized for his teaching, clinical work and scholarship. Dr. Turck’s energy, enthusiastic teaching, remarkable clinical knowledge, humor, and support for students, housestaff, fellows, and faculty have inspired trainees and faculty for decades and helped set the standard for teaching excellence, making our institution an outstanding place to learn.


Beeson Award
Dr. Patricia Kritek, associate professor (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine) received the 2014 Beeson Award. Dr. Kritek was chosen by the medicine residents in recognition of outstanding clinical teaching and for exemplifying scholarliness, humility, compassion, and integrity. The award commemorates Dr. Paul Beeson, a Distinguished Physician at the Seattle VA in the 1970s, who was celebrated for his teaching skills.


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