Dr. Clyde Yancy Recognized for Excellence in Medical Education
By Kara SpakNews November 10, 2014
The award recognizes “the visionary approach of Dr. Yancy in the field of cardiology,” particularly highlighting his contribution as a teacher, mentor and role model for young physicians.
“I am humbled by this recognition,” said Dr. Yancy, who is also the Magerstadt Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and the associate director of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute. “The National Medical Fellowships has as its overarching goal, the attainment of health equity. I am grateful to have contributed to the cause of promoting health equity through clinical practice, education and research. My thanks to all who made this recognition happen; doubly so for the patients whom we have treated.”
National Medical Fellowships is a non-profit organization working to improve the number of underrepresented minority physicians with the ultimate goal of improving access to quality healthcare in all communities.
The NMF Innovation in Medical Education Award will be awarded every two years to “an individual who fosters and accelerates a visionary approach to medical education; that enables future physicians to thrive in a changing health care environment and improve the health of our nation,” according to information from the group.