Third-year family medicine resident physician Katherine J. Steele, M.D., has been selected as the July 2015 Resident of the Month, according to Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., vice dean for graduate medical education at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.
Steele was officially recognized at the family medicine grand rounds on July 16.
“A major part of the resident’s responsibility is to teach medical students and other residents,” Wehner said. “Residents like Dr. Steele who excel at teaching will play a critical role in educating medical students and junior residents and getting them excited about a career in medicine. The nomination submitted on Dr. Steele’s behalf reiterates that her ability and enthusiasm to teach ultimately enhances the educational and clinical experience of both fellow residents and medical students. ”
In her nomination of Steele, Adrienne M. Mays, M.D., assistant professor in the department of family and community health, praised Steele’s excellence in providing clinical care in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
“Kate is a great resident that provides excellent care to her patients … She is dedicated to being a good provider and as a faculty member, I always look forward to working with her. As the faculty advisor for the family medicine interest group, I am aware that Kate also spends a lot of time working with the students and is always available to attend or host the student group.“
Steele is a 2013 graduate of the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, where she was recognized for community service with REACH Cabell County and Marshall Medical Outreach programs. Prior to medical school, Steele served in the Peace Corps in Mozambique and volunteered with Doctors Without Borders.
As part of her recognition as the July Resident of the Month, she will receive items including a Certificate of Recognition and a designated parking spot.
Photo: Mitch Shaver, M.D. (left), director of the family medicine residency program, is pictured with Katherine Steele, M.D., the July Resident of the Month at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.