April S. Fitzgerald, MD, FACP, of Great Falls, has been awarded The Herbert S. Waxman Award for Outstanding Medical Student Educator by the American College of Physicians (ACP), the national organization of internists. The award will be presented at ACP’s annual convocation ceremony on Thursday, May 5, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington D.C., where ACP is hosting its annual scientific conference, Internal Medicine 2016, through May 7.
The award recognizes an ACP member who is an internal medicine group leader, clinical clerkship director, program director or faculty member who spends a significant amount of time teaching medical students.
Dr. Fitzgerald is assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and associate professor of medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine. Dr. Fitzgerald is also a colonel in the United States Air Force Reserves.
Dr. Fitzgerald is a member of the ACP Maryland Chapter Council, as well as president-elect for her regional chapter of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) and a diplomate for the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). In 2013, she received the National Leadership Award from the Association of Chiefs and Leaders of General Internal Medicine, as well as the regional award for Best Faculty Oral Presentation from the SGIM. In 2014, she received the ACP Maryland Chapter Early Career Physician Award.