Middlesex Health Named Dewitt C. Baldwin, Jr. Award Winner
MIDDLETOWN — Middlesex Health is a proud recipient of the 2019 Dewitt C. Baldwin, Jr. Award, a national award that is jointly presented by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the Arnold P. Gold Foundation.
The Dewitt C. Baldwin, Jr. Award recognizes sponsoring institutions of residency programs that are exemplary in fostering a humanistic learning environment with a culture of compassionate, respectful and patient-focused care. These residency programs prepare medical school graduates for board certification and independent practice.
“This is a tremendous honor,” says Middlesex Health President and CEO Vincent G. Capece, Jr. “Our Family Medicine Residency Program, which began in 1973, is an important part of Middlesex Health. Just as we work every day to help our patients, we also work every day to ensure that our residents get the best training and best possible residency experience.”
Middlesex had to apply to be considered for the award. There was also a two-day site visit that occurred in January. It was a competitive process, and Middlesex was up against more than 700 other institutions. Only three, including Middlesex, were named award winners.
In 2007, Middlesex became a national model for innovation in graduate medical education when it developed the nation’s first four-year curriculum in family medicine. Its residency program offers substantially more clinical experience than the traditional three-year model, as well as the opportunity for residents to gain additional experience in areas of personal passion or future practice need, such as pediatrics, geriatrics, hospice care, integrative medicine or global health.
“Residents leave our program with extensive knowledge and experience and much-needed confidence,” says Dr. Alan Douglass, director of Middlesex’s residency program. “They grow to become talented, caring and compassionate physicians during their residency. We are very proud of the program we’ve developed and our more than 300 graduates.”
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