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Roslindale resident receives award from BU School of Medicine

Posted by Your Town  June 3, 2011 08:44 AM

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Roslindale resident Melissa DiPetrillo has received an award for her faculty work at the Boston University School of Medicine.

DiPetrillo, who serves as an assistant professor in the Department of General Internal Medicine, was recently named the 2011 Educator of the year in Clinical Sciences. The award is given to faculty “who give special effort to ensure the best education for students and are identified by their excellence in teaching, mentoring and devotion to students.”

As an associate clerkship director of medicine, DiPetrillo works with third-year medical students during their internal medicine inpatient rotation. She practices both primary care and inpatient/hospital based medicine.

"I really appreciate the recognition from the students," said DiPetrillo, who added that receiving the award was a shock. "It means a lot to me."

According to one of her students, “Dr. DiPetrillo is an outstanding role model, not only focusing on the physical exam, but also on development of patient rapport and teamwork among the students.”

The Boston University School of Medicine, located in the South End, was founded in 1848 as the New England Female Medical College, and today has more than 1,500 medical and graduate students and 1,246 full- or part-time faculty.

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