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Gingrich recognized for Exceptional Moments in Teaching

Dr. Dennis Gingrich, professor of Family and Community Medicine and Humanities, is featured for December in the “Exceptional Moments in Teaching” program.

“Dr. Gingrich was an excellent role model and educator,” wrote one current student. “He took the time with every patient to help them learn how to better their health and conquer their disease. He spent a considerable amount of time with students helping them improve in individual ways and become excellent student-doctors. He provided fantastic feedback and wanted students to improve and flourish. He was a fantastic attending physician and educator, and I greatly enjoyed working with him.”

Gingrich grew up in Hershey, attended medical school at Penn State, and has served on the faculty for 34 years.  Over that time he has taught, coached, advised and mentored both students and residents, and coordinated Continuing Medical Education programming for physicians.

He has also served on curriculum committees at the med school and university level, and has been named Distinguished Educator by Penn State and Exemplary Teacher by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Students call him Dr. G.

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. 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. Click here for the 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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