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American Academy of Family Physicians Names 2003 Exemplary Teaching Award Winners
Family Physicians from Florida, Pennsylvania and Kansas are Recognized
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 02, 2003
American Academy of Family Physicians
(800) 274-2237, Ext. 5223
The Exemplary Teaching Award is designed to recognize members of the AAFP who have teaching skills and have implemented outstanding programs or developed innovative teaching models. The award is presented in three categories: full time, part time and volunteer.
Penny Tenzer, M.D., vice chair and director of the residency program at the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Miami School of Medicine, is the recipient in the full-time category. Tenzer has devoted most of her professional life to inspiring and training young physicians in the art of family medicine. As director of the Family Medicine Residency Program she achieved the first full accreditation status for the department in four years; developed new academic curriculum for geriatrics, practice management and obstetrics; and acquired funding for an Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics training program for residents.
Cathy P. Carpenter, M.D., a family physician in private practice who has served as assistant part-time faculty at York Hospital Family Practice Residency in Pennsylvania for more than a decade, is the recipient in the part-time category. Her involvement in educating physicians has taken many forms. Carpenter has
served as assistant director and coordinator of Prenatal Education and Prenatal Patient Care at the York Family Practice Residency Program and currently serves as the coordinator of the residency’s lecture series on procedures and workshops. She is the coordinator and teacher of the Family Practice Colposcopy Clinic and is a teacher for the Family Practice Residency Inpatient Service.
Steven D. Penner, M.D., a family physician in private practice at the Hillside Medical Office in Wichita, Kan., is the recipient in the volunteer category. He is a volunteer clinical assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, where he received the department’s Preceptor of the Year Award in 2001. Penner also serves on the volunteer teaching panel for the Wesley Family Practice Residency Program, Wichita. Penner has assumed a leadership position at the Wesley Medical Center as chair of the Family Practice Section.
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