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Psychiatry resident Hamlin recognized for exceptional teaching

Dr. Dallas Hamlin, a psychiatry resident at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, was recognized in November 2022 as part of the Exceptional Moments in Teaching program of Penn State Health and Penn State College of Medicine.

“Dr. Hamlin not only went out of his way to teach us a wide array of psychiatry topics from an evidence-based standpoint,” a current student wrote, “but he is also mindful of optimizing patient care regarding social determinants of health.

“He is conscious of utilizing health care system resources, such as consult services, in a responsible manner and is clearly very passionate about his job. Overall, he is a great teacher who communicates effectively and is well read on scientific literature.”

Hamlin earned his medical degree from Penn State College of Medicine and is a current postgraduate Year 2 in the psychiatry residency program. His clinical interests include catatonia, consult-liaison psychiatry and medical education. After completing training, he hopes to secure a faculty position at an academic medical center, where he can play a role in educating the next generation of physicians. Outside of residency, Hamlin enjoys spending time with his family, riding his motorcycle and trying new recipes.

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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