The Indiana University Department of Emergency Medicine has a reputation for outstanding clinical educators, including our residents. Every year IU medical student praise the enthusiasm and teaching ability of the emergency medicine residents. We want to congratulate Carter Duggan on winning this year's Resident Teacher of the Year Award. The award recognizes outstanding resident educators who receive excellent student evaluations and significantly impact the department's educational mission.
Medical students appreciated Carter's approachability and noted that he does a tremendous job of allowing them to have autonomy and fostering their problem-solving skills. They commented that his teaching makes them better providers. Congratulations, Carter, and thanks for representing the department well!
Resident Consultant of the Year: Dr. Hailey Budnick
If Hailey is ever on the receiving end of your consult, you know your day just got easier. She's prompt, professional and always keeps our team in the loop. But beyond this she has taken the time to get to know the Emergency Medicine Residents and befriended them outside of work. We would all be lucky to work with consultants like Dr. Budnick throughout our careers. Congratulations!
Outstanding Off Service Teaching Faculty of the Year: Dr. Mitch Craft
The ICU is consistently one of the resident's favorite off service experiences thanks to the excellent teaching they receive from the ICU faculty. Some of our residents' comments about Dr. Craft include, "Super laid back and easy to work with, makes ICU more tolerable." "One of the best staff at IU Methodist, competent, compassionate, and has the best bedside manor than any physician I've ever worked with, and a role model for how to approach critically ill patients." From all of the EM residents, thank you, Dr. Craft, for your dedication to teaching.
Each year the residents recognize one faculty member from each emergency department for their outstanding clinical teaching. In 2017, these awards were named after Kevin G. Rodgers, a longtime member of the program leadership team and the finest clinical educator in our program's history.
Kevin G. Rodgers Excellence in Clinical Teaching - Riley: Dr. Jess Kanis
Emergency Department Service Award - Eskenazi Interpreters
Our emergency department at Eskenazi would come to a screeching halt without our Spanish Interpreters. The service they provide is vital, and we are so grateful to work alongside them. As a residency, we cannot think of many others in the department that work harder than our interpreters. They stand for hours on end, running from one room to the next. Greeting each patient, they meet with kindness and compassion. Your dedication and commitment to providing excellent care to the patients of Eskenazi are remarkable. We thank you for your hard work and we feel lucky to work alongside everyone one of you.