Congratulations to those in the department who have received teaching awards or recognition this month!

Nelson C. Order of Teaching Excellence

Established in 2004 to recognize “the teaching excellence encouraged and nurtured by Norman C. Nelson, M.D.”, the Order identifies those faculty who have provided the finest attention to student education on this campus. Dr. Savannah Duckworth (General Internal Medicine), Dr. Zeb Henson (General Internal Medicine and Pediatrics) and Dr. Lyssa Weatherly (Geriatrics) have been selected into this year’s group. Dr. Weatherly, Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean of Student Affairs for the School of Medicine, was also one of seven finalists on campus for the Regions TEACH (Toward Educational Advancement in Care and Health) Prize. TEACH Prize finalists are drawn from each year’s class of the Nelson Order, an honor recognizing faculty in the Medical Center schools. Each school selects from one to six inductees for the Nelson Order. From those choices, each school identifies one faculty member as its Regions TEACH Prize finalist. The winner will be announced in May.


Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award

Congratulations to Dr. Mari Young (PGY-1 internal medicine resident) for being selected as one of six residents campus-wide at UMMC who have been chosen by the third year medical students as a recipient of the Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award. This award, sponsored by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, honors residents who have demonstrated an enthusiastic commitment to teaching and who serve as role models for the compassionate treatment of patients and families, students, and colleagues.

Dr. Mari Young

Trailblazer Teaching Awards

Bestowed by the Office of Medical Education, the Trailblazer Teaching Awards recognize those that are viewed as effective educators of future physicians. From left to right: Dr. Amanda Clark (General Internal Medicine), Dr. Jessie Harvey (Pulmonary and Critical Care), Dr. Michelle Horn (General Internal Medicine and Pediatrics), Dr. Pegah Hosseini-Carroll (Digestive Diseases).


National Board of Medical Examiners Committees

Several members of the department participate in National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) national committees, working to support the evaluation of readiness for initial licensure to practice medicine in the United States.

Dr. Zeb Henson (General Internal Medicine and Pediatrics) serves on the USMLE Computer-based Case Simulations Committee. This committee develops and reviews case scenarios and creates scoring rubrics for tests.

Dr. Michelle Horn (General Internal Medicine and Pediatrics) serves on the USMLE Interdisciplinary Review Committee (IRC) and the USMLE Test Material Development Committee. The IRC is responsible for the review and approval of all items in the test item library and members of this committee are chosen on the basis of outstanding performance as test item writers and reviewers.

Dr. Jimmy Stewart (General Internal Medicine and Pediatrics) serves on the USMLE Interdisciplinary Review Committee (IRC). The IRC is responsible for the review and approval of all items in the test item library and members of this committee are chosen on the basis of outstanding performance as test item writers and reviewers.

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