Faculty of the Year award
At the end of each academic year, the dermatology residents collectively select one faculty member who exemplifies the spirit of an exceptional teacher: compassionate, intelligent, respectful, dedicated, and engaging. This faculty member consistently goes above and beyond to ensure that residents get the most from their training and become the best dermatologists they can be.
For the 2017-2018 academic year, the residents selected Dr. Nahid Y. Vidal (Director of Dermatologic Surgery). Endearingly nicknamed the "firecracker," Dr. Vidal is energetic, talented, and skillful. Within just weeks of starting her role as Director of Dermatologic Surgery, Dr. Vidal drafted a detailed curriculum emphasizing opportunities for residents to perform supervised excisions and surgical repairs.
Furthermore, Dr. Vidal prioritizes the allocation of resources and staff for residents during procedures to facilitate the best possible educational experience. In addition to the many hats she wears, Dr. Vidal makes time to mentor residents and medical students regarding research projects and career goals. The residents appreciate all that Dr. Vidal does and congratulate her on this prestigious award!