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Family Physicians Name New Ulm Doctor as the 2013 Teacher of the Year

Wednesday, April 24, 2013  
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Roger Lindholm, M.D., New Ulm, received the 2013 Teacher of the Year Award from the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP). Dr. Lindholm is a family physician at the New Ulm Medical Center. He has been a preceptor for the Rural Physician Associate Program (RPAP) for 20 years.

The Teacher of the Year Award was first handed out in 1973. It is given to an outstanding teacher of family medicine in either an academic or practice setting. Candidates are nominated by students and colleagues. Nominators are asked to describe the candidate’s special teaching qualities and his or her impact on students and/or residents.

Along with RPAP, Dr. Lindholm teaches first and second year medical students who visit the clinic.

Those who nominated Dr. Lindholm say he has a vast medical knowledge that he utilizes to teach students the latest ideas in medicine. Nominator Kathleen Brooks, M.D., wrote "He is a stellar RPAP preceptor and is one of the reasons that programs like RPAP have been so successful in educating students and nurturing their interest in family medicine.”

The Teacher of the Year award was presented to him during the MAFP Spring Refresher at the RiverCentre in St. Paul, MN, on April 18, 2013.

The Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians is a professional association of approximately 3,000 family physicians, family medicine residents and medical students organized to assist family physicians in providing quality medical care in Minnesota. The MAFP is the largest medical specialty organization in Minnesota and is a state chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians, one of the largest national medical organizations in the United States with more than 103,000 members.

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