U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Lebanon VA Medical Center (VAMC) physician, Adam J. Albert, MD, was awarded the 2021 Medicine Clerkship Teacher of the Year Award for Affiliate Faculty in the Medicine Category from the Penn State College of Medicine. This is the second time the VA doctor has received this award. The first was in 2016.
Dr. Nicholas Duca, Director of the Medicine Clerkship and Acting Internship Program for Medical Students at Penn State College of Medicine recognized Dr. Albert along with other affiliate faculty receiving the Teacher of the Year Award on Jan. 25. The award is given based on student evaluations which cited Dr. Albert’s genuine concern for and dedication to individual learners, his commitment to teaching exemplified by time spent both during and outside of rounds, as well as the skilled way in which he models competent and compassionate patient care at the bedside. When asked about this award, Dr. Albert said, “It’s a privilege to teach future doctors. I always hear our Veterans comment on how they enjoy working with the medical students as well as residents and being able to make their education more meaningful is an honor for our Veterans.”
Lebanon VAMC maintains a robust partnership with the Penn State College of Medicine and Milton S. Hershey Medical Center serving as a leader and innovator in health professions education providing inter-professional education and training for medical students, physician assistant students and residents. Since 2016, Lebanon VAMC has trained approximately 698 doctors, 231 medical students and 84 physician assistants from the Penn State College of Medicine. The VA Healthcare System plays a vital role in training physicians nationwide since nearly 70 percent of them do rotations at VA medical centers as part of their medical training experience.
Lebanon VA Medical Center is one of 170 medical centers in the nation with the sole purpose of providing world-class medical care to America’s Veterans. Lebanon VAMC serves a nine-county area in South Central Pennsylvania covering Adams, Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, Schuylkill and York counties. Lebanon VAMC also currently oversees community clinics located in Lancaster, Mechanicsburg, Pottsville, Wyomissing, York and Fort Indiantown Gap. If you are a Veteran, you may be eligible to receive care and benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. To learn more, call 717-228-6000.
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