University of Missouri School of Medicine MU Health School of Medicine
News Divider

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

“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.

Click here to download a photo of Ringdahl.

Posted March 30, 2015

MU Health Magazine


News and Events

David Chang Grill with Caution
Wire bristles from barbecue brushes can cause serious injuries
Tahir Rahman Extreme Beliefs Often Mistaken for Insanity, New Study Finds
Researchers say new term offers more precise definition of non-psychotic behaviors
Paul Tatum Family Medicine Professor Wins Distinguished Physician Award
Tatum recognized for outstanding care of patients near the end of life
Seth Sherman Minimally Invasive Tendon Repair Technique Supports Knee Movement Sooner after Surgery
Researchers found suture anchors, a less-invasive repair technique, responded better to strength-testing after surgery
2016 Graduation MU School of Medicine Awards 86 Medical Degrees at Commencement Ceremony
The graduates will go on to receive additional training as resident physicians in their chosen specialties
Patrice Delafontaine MU School of Medicine Dean Inducted into Prestigious Medical Society
Delafontaine joins elite group of physicians in American Clinical and Climatological Association
Steven Zweig MU Family Medicine Ranked Among Nation’s Best by U.S. News & World Report
Department has been in top 10 for 23 consecutive years
Uzma Khan MU Initiative Helps Rural Doctors Treat Chronic Pain
Show-Me ECHO to offer special training session April 28
Legacy Teachers MU School of Medicine Program Expands to Other Medical Schools
MU’s Legacy Teachers program lets students recognize patients as educators
Susan Nagel Oil and Gas Wastewater Disposal May Increase Endocrine Disrupting Activity
Scientists draw conclusions after study at natural gas and oil extraction wastewater disposal facility
St. Baldricks 2016 Participants Go Bald for Childhood Cancer Research
Community donates more than $40,000 to the cause

Media Relations
University of Missouri Health System
One Hospital Drive, DC028.00
Columbia, MO 65212
24/7 on-call pager: (573) 876-0708

Mary Jenkins
(573) 882-7299

Jeff Hoelscher
(573) 884-1608

Derek Thompson
(573) 882-3323

Diamond Dixon
(573) 884-7541

Justin Kelley (Photographer)
(573) 882-5786
Pager (573) 397-9289

Web Communications
University of Missouri Health System
One Hospital Drive, MA204G, DC018.00
Columbia, MO 65212
(573) 884-0298

Jennifer Orford
(573) 882-0298

Deidra Ashley
(573) 884-3988

Jesslyn Chew
(573) 884-2891

Velvet Hasner
(573) 884-1115

Justin Willett
(573) 884-7740

Printer Friendly
Follow us on Twitter!   Facebook   YouTube Videos   Instagram   Pinterest  
Website created and maintained by the Office of Communications. Contact the MU School of Medicine.
Revised: March 30, 2015 - Copyright © 2014 - Curators of the University of Missouri. All rights reserved. DMCA and other copyright information. An equal opportunity/access/affirmative action/pro-disabled and veteran employer.