2016 GIM end-of-year awards

2016 Department of Medicine “Excellence in Education” Awards

Dr. Sonal Patel

Dr. Poonam Sharma

Dr. Poonam Sharma

Annually the Department of Medicine names an individual from each division to receive an award for excellence in education. Accompanying this recognition is a $5000 gift! This year’s beneficiaries are:

General Internal Medicine

Dr. Sonal Patel, VA Prime Clinic Medical Director

Hospital Medicine

Dr. Poonam Sharma, a Duke Regional hospitalist
Read more about Dr. Sharma from this recent Spotlight posted April 18, 2016.

2016 School of Medicine “Practice Course Professionalism Award”

Saumil Chudgar, MD

Dr. Saumil Chudgar

Duke hospitalist and director of undergraduate medical education, Dr. Saumil Chudgar, received the SOM Practice Course Professionalism Award. This is his fourth time being honored with this award from the 2nd year medical students, recognizing those who demonstrate exceptional professional behavior in the clinical setting. Read more about Dr. Chudgar’s many recognitions as an educator.




Congratulations to these well-deserving recipients!


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