The Ohio Academy of Family Physicians has nominated its 2016 Family Medicine Educator of the Year, Christopher Bernheisel, MD, of Cincinnati, OH, for the American Academy of Family Physicians 2018 Full-time Exemplary Teaching Award.
The AAFP exemplary teaching awards acknowledge Academy members who deserve recognition of exemplary teaching skills, as well as individuals who have implemented outstanding educational programs and/or developed innovative teaching models.
Dr. Bernheisel is the program director at The Christ Hospital/University of Cincinnati (UC) Family Medicine Residency Program, where has practiced family medicine since 2002 when he was a resident in the program.
“He has encouraged residents to take ownership in identifying their individual learning styles, and being able to identify the learning styles of others in order to be more effective in communication. He has also seamlessly integrated technology and point-of-care tools into his teaching style, demonstrating the concept that medicine is truly an ‘open book’ endeavor,” said Chinyere Ogbonna, MD, MPH, a previous resident.
One of the youngest program directors in the state, Dr. Bernheisel has a personal investment in each resident from a professional development, education, and personal life standpoint. His Family Medicine Educator of the Year Award video features how he has transformed the UC family medicine residency curriculum and made the residency an example of true excellence in family medicine education.
“His encyclopedic knowledge of clinical medicine is made approachable with a teaching attitude that says ‘Come join my side, let’s figure this problem out together,’” said Jeffrey Schlaudecker, MD, MEd, program director for the University of Cincinnati Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program.
Like he says in the video, Dr. Bernheisel is a proud family medicine educator and family physician!
Good luck, Dr. Bernheisel!