November 29, 2016

Massie honored among top medical educators by the Association of American Medical Colleges

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Stanford Massie webF. Stanford Massie Jr., M.D., professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the UAB School of Medicine, was recently awarded the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges. The AOA award provides national recognition to faculty members who have distinguished themselves in medical student education.

Massie, who joined the UAB faculty in 1997, has led the instruction of more than 2,500 first- and second-year medical students in his 17 years as director of the Introduction to Clinical Medicine (ICM) course. He also assists other medical educators. In 2011, he cofounded the professional organization Directors of Clinical Skills Courses, which today has 400 participants from nearly every U.S. medical school and in 2013 founded the Clinical Skills Scholars Program at UAB, in which the selected faculty “scholars” participate in a series of clinical and teaching skills workshops to foster their professional development and to enhance and standardize their teaching in ICM.

He is the recipient of multiple teaching awards from students, internal medicine residents and peers in the Department of Medicine, including the Top Ten Teacher Award (1998-2003; 2006-2007; 2010-2011); Best Clinical Teacher in Medicine Tinsley Harrison Award (00’-01’); Department of Medicine Award for Clinical Excellence Award (2005-2011); Outstanding Teacher in Division of General Internal Medicine (2007-2008; 2009- 2010); and DOM Teaching Excellence Award (2015). He has also won top honors in the UAB School of Medicine, earning the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award in 2008 and a Dean’s Excellence Award for teaching in 2016.

“Dr. Massie is a superb role model for medical students, residents and faculty. He inspires and promotes the highest standards of humanism, quest for excellence, and integrity,” said Craig Hoesley, M.D., senior associate dean for Medical Education and chair of the Department of Medical Education at UAB.

Massie was one of nine individuals honored for their outstanding contributions to academic medicine at an awards presentation earlier in November at the AAMC Annual Meeting in Seattle, Wash. The AAMC is a not-for-profit association representing all 147 accredited U.S. and 17 accredited Canadian medical schools.