The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education has presented VCU Health with the second annual DeWitt C. Baldwin, Jr. Award. This award recognizes institutions with accredited residency and fellowship programs that are exemplary in providing a respectful, supportive environment for medical education and the delivery of patient care.
–Dr. Suzanne Lavoie, director of the pediatric residency program and infectious diseases specialist at CHoR
Sixty sites from across the nation were invited to submit applications for the award based on how they teach physicians in residency training about professionalism and foster a culture of respect, dignity and compassion. VCU Health is one of only three institutions from among this group to earn the award.
VCU Health is committed not only to helping future physicians hone their clinical skills, but also to encouraging their personal growth, wellness and overall well-being. The DeWitt C. Baldwin, Jr. Award emphasizes the shared responsibility that the health system and graduate medical education program have for delivering high-quality health care while nurturing the personal and professional development of learners and faculty.
“CHoR has many excellent individuals who exhibit the characteristics that foster a respectful and supportive environment for our patients and learners. By watching them in action, students can cultivate their own positive characters,” says Dr. Clifton Lee, co-director, M3 pediatric clerkship, and hospitalist at CHoR. “I am proud of what this award represents and honored that I am part of an organization that promotes and fosters mutual respect and support for one another.”
Deborah Davis, CEO of VCU Hospitals and Clinics at VCU Health System adds, “This award builds upon many prior recognitions of clinical excellence, including the feedback of our patients and their relatives who regularly express to us their appreciation…VCU Health is changing and improving the care delivery model by design and the Baldwin award represents how we’re designing health sciences education to match it.”
CHoR’s contribution to medical education includes:
- Pediatric residency program
- Combined residency in pediatrics and child neurology
- Combined residency in internal medicine and pediatrics
- Pediatric fellowships in:
- Allergy and immunology
- Critical care medicine
- Emergency medicine
- Hematology and oncology
- Hospital medicine
- Infectious diseases
- Neonatal medicine
- Rotations for medical, nursing, dental, therapy and other health care students