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Stefenie King, M.D., Receives Prestigious Teaching Award

September 27, 2012

Stefenie King, M.D.
Stefenie King, M.D.

Stefenie L. King, M.D., a part-time instructor at Highland Family Medicine with the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, is among a select group of physicians to receive a 2012 Pfizer Teacher Development Award. The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Foundation recognized Dr. King with this award for her commitment to education in the field of family medicine, her scholastic achievement and leadership qualities.

“I'm deeply honored to be recognized with this award,” Dr. King said. “Highland Family Medicine has been instrumental in my education, and I'm pleased I've been able to give back to them in this way. I hope this award will encourage other community physicians to return to the joys of teaching."

The URMC Department of Family Medicine nominated Dr. King for this honor. She earned her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and graduated from the University of Rochester Family Medicine Residency Program in 2005. Dr. King has taught residents at Highland Family Medicine once a week during the past several years and received outstanding evaluations. She works part time at a family practice affiliated with Unity Hospital.

Dr. King will be recognized for this achievement during the next meeting for the Rochester Chapter of the New York State Academy of Family Physicians at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 at Highland Family Medicine.

Pfizer Teacher Development Awards spotlight those in active practice who give of themselves to teach, mentor and inspire residents and students. Each nomination is reviewed and scored by a panel appointed by the AAFP Foundation. The award provides funding for each recipient to attend an activity of choice to further their professional development and teaching skills. This program is supported by a grant from Pfizer Inc.

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