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ABP's Woods Receives Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 14:15

Last week, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) presented awards to 27 recipients at its Annual Educational Conference, one of the largest gatherings of graduate medical educators in the world. 

Suzanne K. Woods, MD, Executive Vice President of the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP), was one of nine recipients of The Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award. The award is “given to program directors who have fostered innovation and improvement in their residency programs and served as exemplary role models for residents.”

Dr. Woods joined the ABP staff on Jan. 1, 2018. Before coming to the ABP, Dr. Woods was Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Director of the Med-Peds Residency Training Program, and Section Chief for Combined Medicine Pediatrics, all at Duke University. She was the residency program director for 16 years.