Chris Giordano, M.D., professor of anesthesiology and director of the Anesthesiology/Critical Care Clerkship, has been named the Phase 2/3 Teacher of the Year for the UF College of Medicine for 2023-24.
“This award is particularly special because it is entirely voted on by the students,” wrote Shireen Madani Sims, M.D., associate dean for student affairs in the College of Medicine, in an email to Giordano. “Thus, it is truly a mark of your extraordinary commitment to their education and to them as individuals.”
Phase 2/3 refers to the clinical years of medical education for students when they begin to work directly with patients and physicians. After experiencing all the different clinical rotations, students vote on the clinician they believe enriched their education the most.
Giordano recognized the simulation center, Anesthesiology Education Office, and department as a whole for creating an ideal learning environment. “It’s an honor to have been voted on by our students, and it reaffirms the Department of Anesthesiology’s education mission,” said Giordano. “This is truly a departmental award. The culture the department creates and the experiences that residents and faculty share with the students brings out an enthusiasm and curiosity that I have the privilege to enhance.”
Giordano will be presented with the award at the Faculty Awards Reception in April. As one of the Teachers of the Year, he will also have the honor to marshal the next graduating College of Medicine class during their Commencement Ceremony.
Congratulations, Dr. Giordano!