Dr. Eichfeld Receives USD Sanford School of Medicine Faculty Award

May 04, 2018 at 2:50 PM

Dr. Amy Eichfeld receiving the Tow Award. Photo courtesy of USD Sanford School of Medicine.Dr. Amy Eichfeld has been selected as the 2018 faculty recipient of the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award presented by the Arnold P.Gold Foundation by the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine.

As assistant professor at USD SSOM, Dr. Eichfeld serves with the department of obstetrics and gynecology. The Tow award is presented to one faculty member and one student annually. Faculty selections are based on these and other criteria:

  • Consistently demonstrates compassion and empathy in the delivery of care to patients
  • Serves as a role model—illustrates professional behavior by example
  • Approachable and accessible to students
  • Welcomes opportunities for teaching and one-on-one mentorships with students
  • Exhibits enthusiasm and skill in professional and personal interactions with students
  • Shows respect for everyone
  • Adheres to professional and ethical standards
  • Committed to reflection and objective self-evaluation of his/her skills
  • Displays competence in scientific endeavors

Nominations are reviewed by a selection committee comprised of representatives of each USD SSOM campus, past recipient and the dean of medical student affairs. Dr. Eichfeld attended the award ceremony May 4 during the medical school’s graduation convocation to accept the award.

Photo credit:  USD Sanford School of Medicine

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About the USD Sanford School of Medicine

USD's Sanford School of Medicine is nationally known for excellence. With its award-winning curriculum, the school prepares medical students to practice in all fields of medicine and is particularly recognized and ranked for its reputation in family medicine and rural medicine. In addition to the M.D., it offers graduate degrees in basic biomedical science, sustains a vibrant and forward-looking research agenda, and is home to the interdisciplinary Center for Brain and Behavioral Research.


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