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Kelli Corning Wins ACGME’s 2019 Debra L. Dooley GME Program Coordinator Excellence Award

Congratulations to Internal Medicine Residency Program Associate Director Kelli Corning, recipient of the 2019 Debra L. Dooley GME Program Coordinator Excellence Award given by the ACGME! Read more about this great honor and Kelli’s remarkable career here: ACGME Coordinator Spotlight: Kelli Corning Program Coordinator Excellence Award.

Medicine Resident and Intern Excellence in Teaching Awards

The following Internal Medicine residents were honored with 2019 Medicine Resident and Intern Excellence in Teaching Awards in recognition of outstanding commitment to teaching and mentoring medical students:

  • R1s: Rebecca Baum, Linda Liu, Elizabeth Westling
  • R2s: Jay Brahmbhatt, Whitney Kiker, Lauren Noll, Kate Perez, Kevin Stephenson, Shirou (Erin) Wu
  • R3s: Samantha Hersrud, Elijah Mun, David Roach, Sarah Steinkruger

Ayesha Appa Wins 2018 HMC Annual Housestaff Award

Dr. Ayesha Appa, Inpatient Chief Medicine Resident at Harborview, is the recipient of the HMC Annual Housestaff Award for “Clinical Ability and Humanitarian Concern.”

Dr. Appa received the award for her project “Humans of Harborview 2017-2018” for which she asked medical students on the inpatient medicine rotation to spend time getting to know a patient and his/her life story, and to share this story and a photograph at Morning Report.

Scott Smith Retires

Dr. C. Scott Smith, professor (General Internal Medicine) retired on June 22 after 33 years of federal service. An Air Force Veteran, Dr. Smith was a Pullman-Moscow first year WAMI student and graduate of the UW School of Medicine. He joined the faculty of the Boise VA in 1990.

Dr. Smith started the University of Washington Boise Internal Medicine residency in 2011 and served as the national physician consultant for the VA Centers of Excellence in Primary Care Education, Office of Academic Affiliations. He has received numerous teaching awards including the VA’s David M. Worthen award in recognition of outstanding contributions and achievements of national significance in the education of health care professionals.

Gaby Berger Receives Paul B. Beeson Award

Left to right: Bill Bremner, Gabrielle Berger, Nathan Yee

Dr. Gabrielle Berger, clinical assistant professor (General Internal Medicine), received the 34th annual Paul B. Beeson Award and was honored at Medicine Grand Rounds.

Dr. Berger was chosen by the medicine residents in recognition of outstanding clinical teaching and for exemplifying scholarship, 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.

Terry Chen and Thomas Newman Win 2016 Evans Awards

The 2016 Evans Awards went to residents Terry Chen and Thomas Newman and student Michelle Lam. The Robert S. Evans Awards are presented to the second-year medicine resident 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.

Corey Finnerty-Ludwig, Nazlee Navabi and Eric Meyerowitz Elected to Gold Humanism Honor Society

Terry Chen and Thomas Newman won the 2016 Evans Award

Congratulations to three of our residents who were elected to membership in the University of Washington chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS):

Corey Finnerty-Ludwig (R3)
Nazlee Navabi (R2)
Eric Meyerowitz (R1)

This recognition of their commitment to humanism in medicine comes from nominations from the MS3 and MS4 student body and subsequent selection by the student members of the UW GHHS chapter. The GHHS honors those who demonstrate excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to service.

The induction ceremony will be held at 6pm on Friday, May 13, 2016 in the Turner Auditorium (D-209) in the Health Sciences Building in Seattle. Light refreshments will be served prior to the event in the Turner Conference Room located next to the auditorium.


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