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he American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) released the recipients of the Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education (GME) on June 22, 2016. The annual award, supported by a grant from Novo Nordisk, recognizes outstanding family medicine residents for their leadership, civic involvement, exemplary patient care, and aptitude for and interest in family medicine. Of the 3,500 eligible family medicine residents and over 100 submissions this year, the AAFP chose 12 second-year family medicine residents who embody those qualities.
Catherine Moore, DO, was honored as one of the recipients for this year’s award. Catherine is an A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM) graduate, and is currently one of 18 residents in the Department of Family Medicine at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, MO.
“When I read about the 12 individuals who will receive this year's Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education, I appreciated how successfully family physicians have influenced the premedical education of our high school and college students, the pre-doctoral education of our medical students, and the training of our family medicine residents,” said Carl Olden, MD, AAFP Board of Directors. “Behind each and every individual who receives this award are the thousands and thousands of family physicians across our country who make a difference every day in caring for our patients, their families and their communities.”
The 12 recipients will be recognized at a special breakfast during the AAFP’s annual meeting, the Family Medicine Experience (FMX). View the full list of this year’s Excellence in GME awardees in the AAFP news release.