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Renee Crichlow, MD, FAAFP, Named 2017 Educator of the Year

Monday, March 20, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Tara Owens
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The Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) has selected Reneé Crichlow, MD, FAAFP, of Minneapolis, MN, as the 2017 Family Medicine Educator of the Year.

This award is presented annually to an outstanding teacher of family medicine. Nominations are submitted by residents, medical students, fellow educators or colleagues in family medicine.

Dr. Crichlow is an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota Department of Family Medicine and Community Health and joined the University of Minnesota North Memorial Family Medicine Residency faculty in 2009. Her medical and research interests include evidence-based practice, obstetrics, and public health interventions. She is a member of the MAFP Board of Directors where she currently serves in the Vice Speaker leadership role.

Dr. Crichlow received multiple nominations. A few excerpts include:

“Reneé mentors our residents and medical students on topics of research, resilience and work­life balance. She is a fierce proponent for underrepresented minorities in health care, championing a diverse work force. She inspires fellow faculty members by insisting we ‘keep it real.’”

 Michael Wooten, MD, FAAFP

“Dr. Crichlow embodies respect for diversity, maturity in the face of adversity, and serves as an invaluable example of a successful patient-­centered family physician. She understands that her job lies beyond the clinic walls, and that being an effective faculty member does not mean singularly teaching the facts and figures of medicine.”

Alexandra Gits, MD

Six family physicians from across the state were nominated for the Educator of the Year award - see the nominees. The MAFP Board of Directors chose Dr. Crichlow as the winner after reviewing nomination letters and credentials.

The award will be formally presented to Dr. Crichlow at the MAFP “MVP Celebration” on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at The Depot Minneapolis.

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