Ebony Dix, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, was the 2020 recipient of the Outstanding Clinical Preceptor of the Year Award.
The Preceptor of the Year Award is given by the graduating class of the Yale School of Medicine Physician Associate Program to an outstanding clinical preceptor on any rotation in any department. The award is significant, as each PA student completes 14 clinical rotations, sometimes at more than one site and with more than one preceptor, per rotation. Each year the graduating class selects one preceptor to receive the award.
“Thank you for this award. I am deeply honored to receive this recognition and to be among a distinguished ranks of past award recipients, all of whom have contributed to the education of physician associate students through the years,” Dix said. “I consider myself fortunate to have been able to work with such a diverse, talented and enthusiastic group of students and I am delighted that they valued the rotation and enjoyed working with me and my team on Celentano-5.”
In her role as preceptor, Dix hosts students and trainees from various programs within Yale School of Medicine, on the inpatient geriatric psychiatry unit at SRC, where she is the unit chief. During their clinical rotations, students and trainees work on an interdisciplinary team, where they gain valuable hands-on clinical experience in the areas of geriatric medicine and psychiatry. Dix’s team often consists of a combination of physician associate students, medical students and geriatric psychiatry fellows, who are all incorporated into the treatment team. There is teaching throughout the day on various topics pertinent to the learning objectives and educational goals of each trainee.