Andrea, the family medicine clerkship coordinator, was identified by UMMS students an exemplar in cultivating and upholding a positive learning environment.
One student noted, “Ms. Murawa was very thorough and understanding as a clerkship coordinator. She does an outstanding job running the clerkship and the extra little things she does do not go unnoticed by the students. She deserves to be commended for her hard work.”
“The environment in which students learn and the tone of the interactions they have with their teachers both play a major role in how successful they are in their endeavors to gain new knowledge and skills. It is a tremendous joy to hear about educators, such as Andrea, who strive to create a supportive environment that encourages our students to challenge themselves and exceed their own expectations,” said Tamara L. Gay, M.D., assistant dean for student services.
The Department of Family Medicine strives to exceed expectations in education, patient care and research. Andrea’s outstanding work is a testament to the commitment and dedication of the Department staff and this honor is well deserved.
“Andrea has been invaluable to the success of our clerkship, and is a phenomenal advocate for creating a supportive environment for our clerkship students,” noted Joel J. Heidelbaugh, M.D., professor and director of medical student education.