AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Internist Dr. Roxana Rhodes was recently distinguished as one of 14 physicians to receive a 2019 Top Doc Award by the UTMB School of Medicine. Founder of Partners in Health Concierge Medical Practice, Dr. Rhodes was honored at a celebration in October at Moody Gardens in Galveston, Texas.
Dr. Rhodes graduated from UTMB in 1991 and has been part of the community faculty for over 10 years, serving as a mentor and teacher. “As a fourth-generation physician, I understand the importance of preparing the next generation,” said Dr. Rhodes. “I am happy to devote part of my time to their training, and I also get tremendous value from being part of this program. My patients and I benefit from having the energy and enthusiasm of UTMB medical students in my practice.”
Dr. Miles Farr, Assistant Dean of Education Affairs, School of Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB), notes that community-based educators are an important part of training the future generation of physicians. Each year, the UTMB School of Medicine awards the Teacher of Distinction Award to a select group of community-based educators. The recognition is based on several criteria, including student evaluations, time and commitment to community-based education, quality of the educational environment, and participation in faculty development and community services. “We are so proud to recognize Dr. Rhodes, for the second time, with the Teacher of Distinction Award,” said Dr. Farr. “We are so proud to have her on our team and extend our deepest appreciation. She has made a lasting impact on the lives of so many UTMB medical students. ”