In an age of electronic medical records, smart phones, and many portable electronic devices, there has been a loss in the art of physical diagnosis skills among physicians in training...
Youngstown, Ohio (PRWEB) February 12, 2012
Thomas Marnejon, D.O., F.A.C.P., Program Director of the St. Elizabeth Health Center Internal Medicine Residency was selected to receive the 2011 Master Teacher Award by the American College of Physicians (ACP).
The master teacher award recognizes teachers of medicine who are active in teaching medical students, residents, or peers and who exemplify excellence in teaching values and inspire their students to learn and grow in their field of medicine.
“I was truly humbled and honored to receive this award and join the ranks of many distinguished educators,” says Dr. Marnejon. “ In an age of electronic medical records, smart phones, and many portable electronic devices, there has been a loss in the art of physical diagnosis skills among physicians in training.”
Marnejon says that this has made the art of bedside teaching extremely important.
“I place a considerable degree of importance on bedside teaching and spend a lot of time teaching residents at the patient's bedside. This teaching emphasizes physical diagnosis skills and the interpretation of important abnormal physical findings,” says Dr. Marnejon, adding, “I also spend a lot of time focusing on the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of the various diseases we encounter on rounds.”
As one of his nominating physicians commented, “He teaches to live and lives to teach! He is literally a teaching machine!”
Marnejon holds a D.O. degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, he completed his osteopathic rotating internship at Millcreek Community Hospital in Erie, PA, and completed an internal medicine internship and residency at St. Elizabeth Health Center. He is board certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a faculty member at four different medical schools and performs yeoman educational and administrative duties at the St. Elizabeth Health Center site for each of these schools: Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine(OUCOM), Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine(LECOM), and Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition, he holds the position of Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine at NEOMED and concomitant faculty appointments at the three osteopathic medical schools noted above.
Beyond this Dr. Marnejon has published several papers in peer-reviewed journal and, more importantly, is constantly in the process of assisting his resident physicians with their preparations for medical school and state ACP poster and research presentations.
Dr. Marnejon, is the program director of the St. Elizabeth Internal Medicine Residency, a three-year, fully accredited ACGME program meeting all of the requirements of the American Board of Internal Medicine. The residency, which recently received another five-year full accreditation, is affiliated with the Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). Residents receive training in all aspects of inpatient and outpatient management, invasive and noninvasive procedures and all subspecialty areas. This prepares them for the diverse challenges of medical practice.