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Internal medicine resident Dr. Malamas honored for exceptional teaching

Dr. Peter Malamas, a trainee in the Internal Medicine Residency at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, was honored in February 2021 as part of the Exceptional Moments in Teaching program of Penn State Health and Penn State College of Medicine.

“I was with Dr. Malamas on internal medicine consults, and he made sure we got the most out of each day,” a current student wrote. “If the day was a little slow, he would fill it with lectures and modules to make sure we were always learning. The day of our EKG quiz, Dr. Malamas actually took us through about an hour and a half of practice EKGs just to make sure we were ready. He is certainly the best resident educator I have worked with, and I cannot thank him enough for the amount of medicine he has taught me.”

Malamas grew up in the Philadelphia suburbs, earned his biomedical engineering degree from The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, in 2013 and received his medical degree from NYU School of Medicine in 2018. He is currently a third-year internal medicine resident at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

Malamas will start his cardiology fellowship in July 2021 at NYU Long Island School of Medicine. He says that participating in medical education with the medical students has been a highlight of his residency experience. In his spare time, he enjoys playing soccer, biking and listening to medical podcasts.

Penn State College of Medicine’s Office for a Respectful Learning Environment recognizes exceptional faculty, residents and fellows with the monthly “Exceptional Moments in Teaching” program. Each month, one faculty member and one resident/fellow are highlighted for their contributions. College of Medicine students are invited to submit narratives about faculty members, residents, nurses or any other educators who challenge them and provide an exceptional learning experience using the online nomination form.

The Office for a Respectful Learning Environment fosters an educational community at Penn State College of Medicine in which all learners and educators feel supported, challenged, valued and respected. It serves all learners at the College of Medicine: medical students, graduate students, physician assistant students, residents and fellows.

See previous faculty and resident/fellow honorees here.

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