Tracey Criss recognized for excellence in medical student education

Tracey Criss, associate dean for clinical science

Tracey Criss, associate dean for clinical science years 3 and 4 and assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral medicine at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, has been awarded the Nancy C.A. Roeske M.D., Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Medical Student Education by the American Psychiatric Association.

The annual award is given to members of the organization who have made outstanding and sustaining contributions to medical student education, including lectures, small-group teaching, supervision, and course design.

In addition to her positions at the medical school, Criss is vice president of medical staff affairs and credentialing at Carilion Medical Center and a faculty psychiatrist at Carilion Clinic.

In nominating Criss, Anita Kablinger, professor and program director in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, said “Dr. Criss is a dynamic educator. She is confident, intelligent, compassionate, and motivated and is an admired mentor and teacher.”

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