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ACGME honors Moutsios’ contributions to teaching

Mar. 28, 2019, 9:11 AM


by Kathy Whitney

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) recently presented awards to 29 recipients at its annual Educational Conference, recognizing noteworthy achievements from a wide range of talented graduate medical education professionals.

“The ACGME is honored to recognize this group of outstanding individuals and institutions for their contributions to the medical community. Their passionate commitment to advancing health care through education has brought about significant and tangible improvements in graduate medical education, and in turn, to health care in our society,” said Thomas Nasca, MD, MACP, president and chief executive officer, ACGME.

Sandra (Sandi) Moutsios, MD

Vanderbilt’s Sandra (Sandi) Moutsios, MD, program director for internal medicine-pediatrics (Med-Peds) residency, received the Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award, given to program directors who have fostered innovation and improvement in their residency programs and served as exemplary role models for residents.

“Sandi, as much as anyone I have ever met, puts heart into her teaching and leadership, passionately conveying the true sense of having courage to teach,” said Donald Brady, MD, Senior Vice President for Educational Affairs and Senior Associate Dean for GME and Continuing Professional Development.

Moutsios has served in leadership of Vanderbilt Med-Peds for 21 years. She is the editor of a new book for program directors entitled “The Toolkits Series: A Textbook for Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Training Programs” due out in print in May.

“Vanderbilt GME and, in particular, the internal medicine-pediatrics residency, would not be as strong as they are without her innovative teaching and leadership, her kind and giving spirit and her dedication to improving the lives of others,” Brady said.

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