Internal Medicine resident Mackay honored for exceptional teaching
Dr. Stuart Mackay, an internal medicine resident at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, was recognized in March 2022 as part of the Exceptional Moments in Teaching program of Penn State Health and Penn State College of Medicine.
“Dr. Mackay challenged us to take full responsibility for our patients. He wanted us to be the point of contact with the patient throughout the entire hospital stay. We would suggest what the plan for the day should be and he would help us hone that plan by challenging us to think about something we might have missed. He turned questions into teaching points and was very eager to help us learn and become better future doctors.”
Mackay received his medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pa. His clinical interests include general internal medicine and primary care, and he enjoys teaching because he can share his passion for medicine. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., Stuart is a diehard Bills fan and strongly believes the NFL overtime rules need to change.
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.
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