Evening Honors Volunteer Preceptors
The Office of Undergraduate Medical Education hosted its annual Preceptor Appreciation and Awards Banquet.
The Office of Undergraduate Medical Education hosted its annual Preceptor Appreciation and Awards Banquet on the evening of June 5 in the Skyline dining room, to recognize the preceptors who volunteer their time and offer their supervision, guidance and skill to medical students in the Foundations of Clinical Medicine course. This year, more than 30 physicians celebrating 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 years of service in the program were honored.
The Foundations of Clinical Medicine course is a longitudinal course that spans the first and second years of medical school offering the opportunity for students to learn basic principles of medicine through interactive group seminars, direct patient interaction, one-on-one mentorship by practicing clinicians and standardized patient/simulation training sessions. Students appreciate the early exposure to clinical experiences and learn medical interviewing, performing a physical examination, doctor-patient relationship, clinical reasoning, humanism, professionalism and health promotion/disease prevention. Preceptors give insight and inspiration to medical students by welcoming them into their practices in a variety of settings.
A highlight of the evening was when 30-year honorees were given a surprise recognition and commendation by their students in attendance. Bertie Zhang, second from left, School of Medicine Class of 2021, presented Eliot P. Moshman, M.D., second from right, clinical assistant professor of medicine, who was described as “great because he connected the dots between what we were learning in pathology into what would need to be examined in a patient,” and “not only taught me to be a better student but also a more compassionate future physician,” by students in their course evaluations. Tianbo Jiang, School of Medicine Class of 2022, presented Maria D’Angelo, M.D. Student evaluations of captured the essence of Dr. D’Angelo, describing her as “charismatic and loving to others and caring deeply for her patients.”
Photo from left:
Melissa M. Cellini, M.D., M.S.Ed., clinical assistant professor of pediatrics and assistant director of Foundations of Clinical Medicine; Bertie Zhang, School of Medicine Class of 2021; 30-year honoree Eliot P. Moshman, M.D., clinical assistant professor of medicine; and Jeanne Wilson, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics and director of Foundations of Clinical Medicine.