Eugenio Rothe, M.D., receives American Psychiatric Association teaching award


HWCOM Professor Eugenio Rothe, M.D. receives American Psychiatri Association teaching award

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) and its Council on Medical Education and Lifelong Learning have selected Eugenio Rothe, M.D., as a recipient of the Nancy C.A. Roeske, MD, Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Medical Student Education.

The award recognizes his contributions as a faculty member at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM) where Rothe is professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health. He is also the director of the COM’S Professional Behavior Course, which prepares students for the intense emotional experiences they will encounter in the process of becoming a doctor. The course focuses on understanding, teaching and promoting the human qualities that are essential to practice the medical profession and that improve the quality of doctor-patient relationship. Rothe considers this as the “Art of Medicine”.

Michael Hahn, M.D., a former student and graduate of the HWCOM’s inaugural class, now a resident in psychiatry, believes Rothe is well deserving of the award. “Dr. Rothe has been an instrumental figure in my professional development, both as a physician and a future psychiatrist,” said Hahn. “He displays the highest standards of character, professionalism, and competence and is a credit to FIU and the field of psychiatry.”

The certificate is awarded annually to APA members who have made outstanding and sustained contributions to medical student education. Rothe is also courtesy professor at the Robert Stempel School of Public Health and adjunct professor at the Cuban Research Institute.

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