Howard M. Part, M.D., F.A.C.P., current dean of the Wright State University School of Medicine, has been awarded the Master Teacher of Medicine Award 2000 by the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine (ACP-ASIM). Twenty-one individuals have held that distinction in Ohio. The professional organization has more than 113,000 members nationwide.
A master teacher must have demonstrated excellent teaching skills to medical students, resident physicians, and physician colleagues for at least 10 years. Dr. Part was cited for his contributions to medical education, including the revision of a new core curriculum for internal medicine residents, development of new elective rotations for medical students, and the advanced use of technology for learning.
During his tenure at Wright State, Part has received several awards for teaching: the A. Robert Davies Teaching Excellence Award (twice); the Dayton VA Award for Excellence in Medical Education; Teaching Excellence Award by the Classes of 1992 and 1995; and the Distinguished Teaching Award by the Class of 1996.
A native of New York, Part received an undergraduate degree from Ohio University and his medical degree from The Ohio State University Medical School, where he completed internship and residency in internal medicine. He has been a faculty member of Wright State University School of Medicine since 1986.