Algoe & Morton: Recipients of the 2022 Idaho WWAMI “Excellence in Teaching” Award.
Sandpoint Women’s Health providers Dr. Kristin Algoe and Dr. Morgan Morton were recognized for their exceptional teaching in the preceptor program through the University of Washington School of Medicine Regional Campuses (WWAMI).
WWAMI Medical Education Program is a partnership between the University of Washington School of Medicine and Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho. WWAMI allows medical students to train all four years in their home state, increasing their familiarity with rural healthcare and the needs of their region and state. In addition, this increases the likelihood that students will select further training or practice opportunities in their home state once their training is complete.
A significant part of a student’s education occurs within the WWAMI region in communities utilizing a combination of both full-time and volunteer teachers. In addition, medical students participate in rotations to various clinics and healthcare systems to increase their learning with hands-on experience under the guidance of preceptors in the program. Algoe and Morton were nominated by a WWAMI medical student for their extraordinary teaching.
“After one day with Dr. Algoe, her compassion and dedication to patient-centered care were obvious. She approached difficult situations and complex social issues with a non-judgemental perspective, allowing for excellent patient care and a strong foundation for patient-physician relationships. She cares about her patients deeply, which she made obvious by constantly taking extra time to listen and help in any way possible. I felt incredibly fortunate to have learned from her, and look forward to incorporating these skills into my future practice. My experience with her solidified my decision to pursue OBGYN as a future career.”
“Dr. Morton was incredibly welcoming. She has a natural confidence and an abundance of patience that makes patients feel relaxed, even during the most challenging conversations. She handled stressful and emergent patient situations with poise, which made everyone in the room feel at ease. She ensured I had plenty of hands-on experience by talking me through procedures. This rotation helped me become confident in my patient care and procedural skills, largely due to Dr. Morton’s teaching.”
Congratulations to both of these extraordinary women’s health providers. We are lucky to have them in our community.
Sandpoint Women’s Health offers high-quality, personalized obstetric and gynecological services to the women of northern Idaho and the surrounding areas. From adolescence to menopause and beyond, we provide convenient, compassionate care to our patients as they progress through the various stages of life.
423 N. Third Avenue Ste 210, Sandpoint, ID 83864
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