Neurology’s Dr Derrick Robertson awarded the USF MCOM Outstanding GME Faculty Award

Derrick Robertson, MD, associate professor of Neurology, associate program director of the Neurology Residency Program and director of the Multiple Sclerosis division was awarded the USF MCOM Outstanding GME Faculty award for his dedication to helping USF Health residency programs and residents thrive.

The USF MCOM Outstanding GME Faculty award was established this year to recognize the hard work of our GME faculty because our institution could not achieve excellence in GME without the dedication of outstanding faculty. Our GME community is made up of faculty who (1) serve as role models for trainees and other faculty in all ACGME competencies (2) participate in the delivery of GME curriculum and (3) provide service and leadership to the educational process in GME.

The synopsis below is a compilation of comments in his nomination letters-

Dr. Robertson joined USF as faculty in the Department of Neurology in 2012.  Since that time, he has served in the roles of Assistant and Associate Program Director for the Neurology residency program.  He is “one of the exceptionally rare individuals who manage to integrate the role of the physician, clinical research, and academic teacher.”  He has been a “driving force” behind the program’s growth and achievements.  He has been involved in redesigning and managing the resident’s didactics course including a Neurology Boot Camp.  He has served as a co-facilitator for the residency program’s journal club.  He also serves as a clinic preceptor for residents in the Internal Medicine residency program and provides lectures to the PMR and Psychiatry residency programs.  He “inspires trainees and faculty alike to be better clinicians and educators.” Residents in the neurology program describe him as a “tireless teacher,” “outstanding mentor,” “role-model” and faculty that “residents can go to for concerns.” 

As part of this award, Dr. Robertson will receive a plaque and a monetary award of $2000 for CME travel.