MSU med students select 4 HMC as top teacherscorrected

Med students name top Hurley teachers

Four physicians from Hurley were recognized for excellence in teaching recently by senior medical students from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine (CHM) in March 2021.

Jennifer Edwards-Johnson MD, community assistant dean for the Flint Campus of MSU CHM, said that this annual selection helps to recognize excellent teaching in those who instruct medical students.

“The awards are not given per specialty or per institution but are selected solely on the total number of nominations received from the graduating students,” said Edwards-Johnson.

“Each year, the graduating class of CHM Flint Campus medical students select faculty and residents to receive Outstanding Teaching Awards,” she wrote in an email. “Awards are given to one paid faculty member (clerkship or assistant clerkship director), one volunteer faculty member, and usually 3-6 residents, depending on the nominations.”

Of the seven awards this year, four went to Hurley residents and faculty, as selected by the MSU-CHM Graduating Class of 2021:

Outstanding Paid Faculty Teaching Award:

  • Dr. Basim Towfiq – Internal Medicine MSU Clerkship Director

Outstanding Resident Teaching Award:

  • Dr. Auriel Mouzon – Pediatrics
  • Dr. Michele Obeid – Internal Medicine
  • Dr. Mohammed Said – Obstetrics & Gynecology

The award recipients are to be recognized during the MSU CHM Flint Campus’s virtual Residency Match Day Celebration on March 19, 2021.