Dr. Edward Walker Receives Outstanding Teaching Award
On Friday, June 11, Edward A. Walker, MD, MHA, Cheryl M. Scott-Group Health Cooperative Endowed Professor of Health Administration, was honored by the University of Washington School of Public Health when he received the Outstanding Teaching Award at the School's graduation ceremony.
Dr. Walker was nominated for the award by his Executive MHA Program students. In their nomination, the students shared that Ed challenges them to think, stretch, and truly engage in their learning. His "simulation" concept, which helps students try on new roles and see what it is like to walk in another's shoes, is considered a powerful tool of engagement and transformation. Dr. Walker's teaching style is dynamic and versatile. He adapts to make sure his students learn, and takes note of individual strengths and experience to help and motivate his students. Despite long class hours, the Executive MHA students embrace their classroom time with Dr. Walker because of his care for the students and his commitment to their learning.
Dr. Walker holds many roles at the University of Washington. In addition to teaching in the MHA Program, he is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Director of the UW Healthcare Leadership Development Alliance and the UW Certificate Program in Medical Management. Dr. Walker, a former Chief Medical Officer for the University of Washington Medical Center, is nationally recognized for his expertise in coaching and developing physicians and other senior healthcare leaders, improving quality measures, and leading change in medical institutions.