Tricia Santos Cavaiola Wins Whitehill Prize for Excellence in Teaching
Tricia Santos Cavaiola, MD, the latest addition to the Internal Medicine Residency Program core faculty, is the Department of Medicine’s recipient of the Whitehill Prize for 2016. The Academy of Clinician Scholars awards the prize to one junior faculty member in the Department of Medicine by vote of the chief medical residents.
Dr. Santos, a Chief Medical Resident at UC San Diego in 2010-2011, is Assistant Clinical Professor in the Division of Endocrinology. She co-directs the Endocrine, Reproduction and Metabolism I and II courses at the School of Medicine.
The Whitehill Charitable Trust, established in 1995 by Jules Leonard Whitehill, generated the Whitehill Prize for excellence in the teaching of clinical medicine or surgery.
Dr. Stacy Charat Directing Primary Care Pathway
We are pleased to announce that Stacy Charat, MD, will serve as program director for the new Primary Care Pathway within the Internal Medicine Residency Program.
"We are absolutely delighted that Dr. Charat has agreed to lead our primary care pathway,” said Internal Medicine Residency Program Director Simerjot Jassal, MD.
“In addition to being an exceptional clinician and teacher, she has a passion for patient care and an enthusiasm for primary care that is inspiring.”
Regarding her new role, Dr. Charat said, “It is an exciting time for primary care both nationally and locally. I look forward to helping our internal medicine residents take full advantage of the outstanding primary care internal medicine environment here at UC San Diego and the VA.”
“Under her mentorship and guidance,” Dr. Jassal said, “I am certain that residents in the UC San Diego Primary Care Pathway will develop the broad and deep, unique clinical skills necessary for a successful career in the challenging and rewarding field of primary care."
Dr. Charat is Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine. She received her MD from Harvard Medical School in 2008 and did her residency in primary care internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She joined the UC San Diego School of Medicine/VA San Diego Healthcare System faculty in 2013.
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