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Dr. Norwood Receives ACP Laureate Award of the Tennessee Chapter

Daphne Norwood, MD, Assistant Professor and Transitional Year Residency Program Director, received the 2016 Laureate Award from the Tennessee Chapter of the American College of Physicians for her commitment to excellence in medical care, education, research and service. In the presentation of Dr. Norwood's award, she was said to embody the qualities of the classically-trained physician.

Dr. Norwood is a graduate of Princeton University as well as the Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine. In addition, she attained a MPH studying Quantitative Methods and Epidemiology.

Dr. Norwood began practicing inpatient and outpatient medicine in 1998 while teaching at the UT Graduate School of Medicine. In 2006, she took on the roles of Transitional Year Residency Program Director and Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency.

For the Tennessee Chapter of the ACP, Dr. Norwood has been active in the Council of Transitional Year Program Directors for many years and is the immediate past-chair. She serves on the board of the Association of Hospital Medical Education where her efforts include website content and professionalism milestone development through the Academic Leadership and Program Development Division. She also has been a very active member of the Advisory Council to the Tennessee ACP where she has helped with program content and leads the section on narrative medicine.

Her clinical career has continued in the role of teaching hospitalist and clinic attending. She is known for her engaged style of teaching emphasizing active input and discussion from all learners. Dr. Norwood developed and oversees annually a four-week scholarly activities and evidence-based medicine course for PGY-1 residents (literature review) and PGY-2 residents (evaluation of systems-based practice). All residents produce abstracts, most of which are submitted to local or national meetings. In addition, Dr. Norwood leads a team-based learning group in ambulatory training. Under her guidance the program has seen a steady increase in scholarly publications. Dr. Norwood's efforts in teaching have been recognized at the UT Graduate School of Medicine with an Excellence in Teaching Award as well as the Department of Medicine's R. A. Obenour Award for Excellence in Teaching. 

Posted January 4, 2017


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