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Surgery resident Fletcher recognized for exceptional teaching

Dr. Kelsey Fletcher, a surgery resident at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, was recognized in August 2022 as part of the Exceptional Moments in Teaching program of Penn State Health and Penn State College of Medicine.

“Dr. Fletcher did a wonderful job of orienting surgery-bound students to night float, efficiency and triage, and call during our Transition to Internship course,” a current student wrote. “She gave us concrete, real-life examples of pages we may receive and helped us reason through responses and prioritization. She alleviated much of the stress of beginning our intern year by walking us through common acute patient concerns and how to address them, as well as providing reassurance of the role of an intern and reminding us to utilize our supports and seniors.”

Fletcher attended Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C., followed by two career development years at Penn State Harrisburg, where she earned a Master of Education, with a focus on adult learning and lifelong education. Fletcher recently began her third year of general surgery residency and is interested in pursuing a career in trauma surgery.

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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