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MU Resident Physician Wins National Award from American College of Surgeons

Jacob Quick recognized for unique teaching style at annual meeting

Jacob Quick, MD, chief resident physician in the University of Missouri School of Medicine's division of general surgery, is the recipient of the 2013 Exemplary Resident Educator Award by the American College of Surgeons. Quick, a native of Lake Ozark, was selected out of more than 120 applicants from a pool of thousands of resident physicians across the country.

The award recognizes teaching excellence and emphasizes teaching as an important area of a resident physician's daily life. Quick received special recognition during the American College of Surgeons' annual meeting held Oct. 6 through 10 in Washington, D.C.


"As with all his undertakings, Jake takes on each educational mission with a goal to exceed all expectations," said Stephen Barnes, MD, chief of the division of acute care surgery in the Hugh E. Stephenson Jr., MD, Department of Surgery. "Capitalizing on every interaction as an opportunity for learning, his challenging, supportive and thought-provoking teaching style engages learners of all types and backgrounds."

Quick, who received his medical degree from the MU School of Medicine in 2008, has received the Department of Surgery's Excellence in Teaching Book Award in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013, as well as the department's Outstanding Teaching Award in 2010, 2011 and 2013. In 2012, Quick was awarded the Certificate of Outstanding Merit from the American College of Surgeons' Division of Education.

"I'm honored to have received this award among the many qualified nominees," Quick said. "It is a testament to my own teachers at MU who have instilled in me the importance of promoting medical education."

MU has focused on educating physicians for Missouri for more than 165 years. More of the state's physicians received their medical degrees from MU than from any other university.

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