October 28, 2005

Beyer lands award from national obstetrics group

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Bruce Beyer, M.D.

Beyer lands award from national obstetrics group

Bruce Beyer, M.D., assistant professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been named 2005 District VII Professor of the Year by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Beyer, a 1977 graduate of Vanderbilt University, graduated in 1981 from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, was a Vanderbilt resident from 1981-1985, and has been on the faculty since 1987.

In the nomination from the obstetrics and gynecology residents, Beyer was lauded for his teaching ability and his sensitivity.

“He is always teaching,” residents wrote in their nomination of Beyer. “He takes the time to explain to the residents and junior fellows in practice why he makes the medical decisions he makes, even in an emergent situation. He is also intimately involved in medical student education. He always gives feedback, constructive criticism and praise.

“This is rare, because typically, constructive criticism is given without mention of the things you may have done correctly. He truly supports the resident staff, both educationally and emotionally. He can sense when residents are having difficulty whether with a particular patient/case or personally and provides support and comfort. He has a cheerful personality and has earned the utmost respect and love of the nursing staff as well.

“He inspires the junior fellows to become better physicians and encompasses what we would call the 'good doctor.'”