Carolyn A. Curtis, M.D., a second-year medical resident in the department of family and community health at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, has been selected as the February 2015 Resident of the Month, Paulette Wehner, M.D., vice dean, graduate medical education, announced last week.
“To be peer nominated is one of the most flattering ways a professional can receive an award,” Wehner said. “After all, it is your peers who are with you in the learning and clinical environments and have firsthand knowledge of your skills, attitudes and abilities.”
Nominated by several of her fellow second-year family medicine residents, Curtis was commended for her compassion and dedication to her patients.
“Dr. Curtis is one of the most compassionate residents I know,” wrote fellow family resident Matthew Q. Christiansen, M.D. “She goes out of her way on a daily basis to help her patients above and beyond what is expected of her.”
In his nomination letter, Johnny G. Walker, M.D., said Curtis “is extremely devoted to thorough patient care. She often orchestrates complex patient care plans and follows them through to completion to ensure her patients receive top-notch care. She is a strong team player as well, always doing her best to assist other members of her care team as much as possible.”
Curtis holds an undergraduate degree in religion from Furman University and is a 2013 graduate of Medical College of Georgia. She has completed international medical mission trips to Peru, Columbia and Mexico. She also volunteered at free medical clinics in the Augusta, Georgia, area.
As part of her recognition as the February Resident of the Month, Curtis will receive items including a certificate of recognition and a designated parking spot. Monthly winners are also automatically entered into the Resident of the Year Award to be announced in May.
Photo: Carolyn A. Curtis, M.D., is presented with the February Resident of the Month Award by W. Mitch Shaver, M.D., family medicine residency program director.