Presidential Award winner: Mark T. Nadeau, M.D., M.B.A., FAAFP

Mark Nadeau, M.D.

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Teaching Excellence Award

Mark T. Nadeau, M.D., M.B.A., FAAFP, professor/clinical, residency program director, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine

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Remarks by Dr. Henrich at the March 6 awards dinner:

“The son of a schoolteacher, Dr. Nadeau spent 27 years in the Air Force, 23 in a teaching capacity, before joining the School of Medicine in 2005. A critical component in evaluating the effectiveness of a teacher is student feedback. In students’ words, Dr. Nadeau ‘created a safe environment to ask questions,’ ‘showed us respect,’ ‘is always challenging me to think … rather than just telling me the answer,’ ‘holds residents accountable,’ ‘is a great role model, awesome leader, and wonderful teacher.’

“Dr. Nadeau has worked tirelessly to develop innovative teaching methods and, like all great teachers, looks at his own development as a teacher as a lifetime process. And as a respected mentor, Dr. Nadeau has supported junior and mid-level faculty who seek his advice and wisdom on professional and personal matters. Dr. Nadeau views medical education as a public service. His students and residents, as well as the patients they will serve, are the beneficiaries of his work.”

From the nominating letter by Carlos Roberto Jaén, M.D., Ph.D., M.S., DAFBM, The Dr. andMrs. James L. Holly Distinguished Chair, Professor and Chair, Family & Community Medicine

Dr. Nadeau is a gifted teacher, respected mentor and educational leader. His teaching expertise across multiple instructional formats and the physician-in-training continuum from first-year students to senior residents has inspired and positively impacted hundreds of learners at UT Health San Antonio. On the other side of the experience continuum, Mark has been a superb mentor to our junior and mid-level faculty. These faculty members respect his wisdom and seek his advice on professional and personal matters. Thus, he has helped us retain and promote faculty who would have been challenging to replace. His tireless drive to develop innovative instructional methods and hone his teaching skills to better engage learners shows his passion for teaching and serves as a model to his colleagues.”

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