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MU Family Residency Program Director Named National Leader in the Field


Ringdahl recognized by American Academy of Family Physicians

Erika Ringdahl, M.D., director of the MU Family Medicine Residency program and professor of family and community medicine, has been named the Nikitas J. Zervanos Outstanding Residency Program Director for 2015.

Ringdahl received the national award from the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors.

The Nikitas Zervanos Outstanding Residency Program Director award is presented annually to a residency director who demonstrates leadership and advancement of the specialty, service as a mentor to residents and medical students as well as service to the community.

Erika Ringdahl
Ringdahl

“I believe in my heart it is important work and everyone needs a family doctor,” said Ringdahl. “I am most proud of the quality of training we provide. Our residency program is able to recruit outstanding medical students. We know we are making a difference in how family doctors are trained, and that is validated when we see our family medicine resident physicians move out to their own communities, providing excellent health care to their patients.”

Ringdahl has served as director of the residency program since 1996 and has directed the training of more than 200 family physicians now practicing across the country. MU’s Department of Family and Community Medicine’s residency program has graduates in 39 states, as well as in Canada, England, Africa and the Philippines.

MU family medicine resident physicians receive training in University of Missouri Health Care settings including University Hospital, MU Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Callaway Community Hospital in Fulton and outpatient clinics in Columbia and surrounding communities.

Ringdahl’s award comes just weeks after the Department of Family and Community Medicine at MU received several national accolades, including a ninth place ranking for the specialty of family medicine by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools. The department has been ranked in the U.S. News & World Report’s top 10 for 22 consecutive years. MU School of Medicine was also named one of the nation’s best residency training programs for family physicians by Doximity, a California-based professional network for physicians. In addition, in 2014, the department received a Top 10 Award by the American Academy of Family Physicians for the number of graduates who choose family medicine residency positions.

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Posted March 30, 2015



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