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Pediatric resident Lisa Awe honored for exceptional teaching

Lisa Awe, MD, a trainee in Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center’s Pediatric Residency, was honored in February 2020 as part of the Exceptional Moments in Teaching program of Penn State Health and Penn State College of Medicine.

Dr. Kowalski, a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, was described by a current student as a great mentor.

In a nomination in September 2019, the student wrote, “Lisa was a great mentor during my pediatric rotation. On my first day of PICU, she provided me with the guidance I needed to become immediately involved on the team. She frequently took time to answer my questions, review my notes and provide feedback on my oral presentations. It is obvious to me that Lisa values student education and her mentorship has truly enhanced my medical student education and experience.”

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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