Christie Clinic’s Dr. Michael Kuhlenschmidt was recently awarded the University of Illinois College of Medicine’s 2021 Teaching Excellence Award. This award is presented to a clinician educator for longstanding and consistent contribution to the educational mission of the College of Medicine through a major commitment in teaching in his/her discipline.
The recipient of this award helps students’ perfect specific clinical skills and develops confidence in using specific clinical skills. The annual award recognizes an exceptional teacher who stimulates student intellectual achievement through superior communication skills and interpersonal rapport. The person demonstrates respect for students, makes an effort to know them, promotes their critical thinking and inspires students to extraordinary accomplishment. Congratulations Dr. Kuhlenschmidt.