Houston VA Docs Recognized by Baylor College of Medicine for Excellence in Education
HOUSTON – Last week, Baylor College of Medicine selected its outstanding educators for 2010. These faculty members included eight physicians from the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC).
Richard J. Hamill, M.D., staff physician in the Infectious Disease Section, was honored with the Barbara and Corbin J. Robertson Jr. Presidential Award for Excellence in Education Presidential Award for Excellence. Established in 1999, the Robertson award recognizes faculty members who have made long-standing, consistent, and highly valued contributions to the educational mission of the College.
The John P. McGovern Outstanding Teaching Award in the pre-clinical sciences and clinical sciences was presented to Gabriel Habib, M.D., staff physician in the Medical Care Line. The McGovern Teaching Award was established in 1986 and are determined by second-, third-, and fourth-year medical students and based on outstanding teaching of clinical and pre-clinical medical school curriculum.
Rayan K. Al Jurdi, M.D., staff psychiatrist in the Mental Health Care Line; Faisal G. Bakaeen, M.D., cardiothoracic staff physician in the Operative Care Line; Jeffrey A. Cully, Ph.D., psychologist in the Mental Health Care Line; Rabih O. Darouiche, M.D., staff physician in the Medical Care and Spinal Cord Injury Care Lines; and George E. Taffet, M.D., staff physician in the Extended Care Line were honored with the Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Faculty Excellence Award for outstanding teaching in a specialty area.
Those honored with the Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Faculty Excellence Award for development of enduring educational materials included Jeffrey A. Cully, Ph.D., psychologist in the Mental Health Care Line and Sheila LoboPrabhu, M.D., staff psychiatrist in the Mental Health Care Line.
For more than 50 years, the MEDVAMC has provided clinical training for health care professionals through its major affiliate, Baylor College of Medicine. MEDVAMC now operates the largest VA residency program with more than 251 slots. Each academic year, more than 1,972 students are trained through 144 affiliation agreements with institutions of higher learning in 19 states. The vast majority of MEDVAMC physicians are also faculty members of Baylor College of Medicine.