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November 14, 2013 - Dr. Trimm Receives ACGME Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award

Dr. R. Franklin Trimm, professor of pediatrics at the University of South Alabama, was recently selected as one of a small group of medical educators from across the United States to receive the Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award.

Dr. Trimm will be presented the award at the Annual Education Conference of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in National Harbor, Md., in February 2014.

This award, given by ACGME, honors residency program directors who find innovative ways to teach residents and to provide quality health care while remaining connected to the initial impulse to care for others in this environment.

“I am humbled and honored to be a recipient of this award, which represents the values that have made being involved in graduate medical education a very rewarding journey,” said Dr. Trimm, who has directed the pediatric residency training program at USA for the past 20 years.

Parker J. Palmer is the author of the book The Courage to Teach and whose promotion of the concept of "living divided no more" has proven relevant to teaching in academic health centers.

“The supportive environment USA has provided me has been vital to my involvement in innovative educational activities and career development that are recognized with this award,” said Dr. Trimm.

For additional information on the ACGME Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award, click here.

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