Dr. Savannah Duckworth was awarded the Trailblazer of the Year award by the School of Medicine’s Office of Medical Education. The trailblazer awards honor one faculty member on campus who demonstrates commitment to excellence and innovation in undergraduate medical education.
Dr. Duckworth is an assistant professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine. She serves as course director for the Introduction to the Medical Profession I course and the M3 Ambulatory Elective in Internal Medicine as well as the medical director of the Judith G. Gearhart Clinical Skills Assessment Center. Dr. Duckworth has previously been honored by the Society of General Internal Medicine as a TEACH Program participant and by the SOM Class of 2020 as Clinical Professor of the Year. She is also an inductee into the UMMC Nelson C. Order of Teaching Excellence and she received the prestigious Gold Humanism Society Leonard Tow Award in 2019.