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Suliman recognized for Exceptional Moments in Teaching

Dr. Alawia Suliman, a staff physician in the Department of Pediatrics at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital, is featured for July in the “Exceptional Moments in Teaching” program.

“I think the number one thing I appreciate about Dr. Suliman is her constant support,” wrote a current student. “She always strives to make us better student physicians. She is not afraid to point out what we are doing wrong and correct accordingly. Dr. Suliman strives to create an exceptional educational experience for her advisees, while getting to know her patients on a more personal level. She fosters our development in education and careers and is the one person I can rely on to consistently care about my experiences and learning in medical school.”

Suliman was born and received her education in Sudan. She received her postgraduate medical education in England and the U.S. and is licensed to practice medicine in Sudan, England, the United Arab Emirates and the U.S. She finished her pediatric residency with the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in 1993 and began her medical practice at Penn State Pediatrics.

Suliman has served as both the medical director of Penn State Pediatrics and the newborn nursery. She has received several teaching and professional awards in the U.S., United Arab Emirates and Sudan.

Penn State College of Medicine’s Office for a Respectful Learning Environment recognizes exceptional faculty members 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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