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2017 CDIM Early Career Medical Student Educator Award

Amit K. Pahwa, MD

CDIM has awarded Amit K. Pahwa, MD, the 2017 CDIM Early Career Medical Student Educator Award which will be presented at Academic Internal Medicine Week 2017, held March 19–22 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Pahwa will be presented with the award by CDIM President, L. James Nixon, MD during the CDIM Awards Lunch.

The CDIM Early Career Medical Student Educator Award is a new award that recognizes innovation and excellence in medical student education by a CDIM member at the instructor or assistant professor level. Dr. Pahwa is described as “an indispensable faculty member who focuses on improving students’ skills”. He also fosters a supportive and encouraging learning environment. In addition to serving on the Education Committee for the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), Dr. Pahwa also serves on the Alliance for Internal medicine (AAIM) Education Committee as well as the AAIM High Value Care workgroup. He has also served on the task force for the Division of General Internal Medicine and the Medical Student Education Committee for the Pediatrics Clerkship at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Pahwa has presented at the Maryland Chapter of the Society of Hospital Medicine and many other conferences, and he was awarded the Andrew Jones Resident Teaching Award.

Dr. Pahwa is known for his many accomplishments, including receiving two Innovation Seed grants from AAIM and developing a new session for PRECEDE (Preclinical Exercises in Education). He was selected as the Berkheimer Faculty Education Scholar by the Institute for Excellence in Education and was nominated to serve as a member of his institution’s Educational Policy and Curriculum Committee.

Dr. Pahwa is currently an Assistant Professor at John Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. He received his undergraduate degree from University of Alabama at Birmingham in Birmingham, AL, his MD from University of Alabama, and he completed his residency in internal medicine-pediatrics at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN.