The Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians (WAFP) has selected Melissa Stiles, MD (Professor [CHS]), as its 2018 Family Medicine Educator of the Year.
Dr. Stiles was nominated for her service to the University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine and Community Health (DFMCH) through a variety of faculty roles.
She has previously served as the associate director of the DFMCH’s Madison family medicine residency program, the medical director of UW Health Belleville Family Medicine, and in various national positions for the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.
Currently, Dr. Stiles is the DFMCH’s director of faculty development, one of the faculty in the UW School of Medicine and Public Health’s Longitudinal Teacher-Coach program, and a volunteer faculty physician at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health’s MEDiC clinics.
“Melissa is truly one of the most versatile educators I have ever known,” said DFMCH colleague Thomas Hahn, MD. “As a teacher in the clinical setting, I was impressed by Melissa’s ability to both be nurturing, but also to constantly challenge learners by encouraging self-directed learning. In the inpatient setting where teaching can be overlooked, Melissa regularly took time to teach about clinical pearls in an evidence-based approach.”
Dr. Stiles will receive her award at an upcoming event of her choice.
Published: December 2018 | Updated: May 2019