Society of Hospital Medicine Award
Jeffrey Barsuk, MD, MS, FHM, has been selected as the 2012 recipient of Society of Hospital Medicine's Award for Excellence in Teaching, an honor given to hospitalists who have demonstrated outstanding teaching prowess, serving as role models and mentors to other hospitalists, residents, medical students or healthcare professionals.
Dr. Barsuk won this award his work on central line and other simulation training which has improved patient care at NMH and is now in use at many other hospitals.
Dr. Barsuk is an Associate Professor in the Division of Hospital Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and his professional accomplishments reflect his commitment to educating others in the field of hospital medicine – making him a perfect choice for the winner of this teaching award.
He was one of the first three hospitalists at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and helped shape the program’s development into one of the largest in the nation, with more than 70 hospitalists. Building upon this experience, Dr. Barsuk has focused on optimizing physicians’ procedure performance using simulation technology. These efforts have been based on the mastery learning theoretical framework; his research team has used rigorous, validated standards for physician training, and they have published more than 20 articles on the subject.
Medical education has been a constant theme throughout Dr. Barsuk’s impressive career, in which he has served as teacher, mentor and lecturer. As Key Clinical Faculty in the internal medicine residency program, he plays an integral role in resident education, through both lecturing and attending on procedures. As a result of these notable efforts, Dr. Barsuk is recognized nationally as a medical educator. He was named a top ten hospitalist in 2011 by the American College of Physicians, and he has been the recipient of several national teaching awards.
SHM has been fortunate to benefit from Dr. Barsuk’s dedication and expertise. He served on the SHM education committee and has written curricula for procedure training for hospitalists nationally. He also serves on an SHM subcommittee charged with writing exam questions. His achievements and accomplishments are truly award-worthy, and SHM is proud to present him with this honor.
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