Mary-Beth Fontana, MD, an alumna of the Ohio State College of Medicine, was recently awarded the College of Medicine Lifetime Achievement Award for her 40+ years of service and dedication to the education of our students and residents. Not only has she shown the commitment to these students and residents, but she also serves as a role model for both them and for the faculty.
“[Mary-Beth] is a special role model to our junior female faculty and students,” Dan Clinchot, MD, vice dean for education at the College of Medicine, said. “She has my greatest gratitude for all she does for the college.”
The Lifetime Achievement Award, which was established in 2000, recognizes physicians or educators who have dedicated their lives and service to educating medical students. The Lifetime Achievement in Teaching Award is given each year to a community preceptor from Mt. Carmel, RMH, Grant, and Nationwide Children’s Hospital who has devoted a significant portion of his or her life to excellence in medical student education. In 2009, this award was extended to include OSU faculty.