Dr. Bobo receives national teaching award
The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has awarded Dr. Tess Bobo, clinical assistant professor in the department of family and community medicine, the 2001 Pfizer/Parke-Davis Teacher Development Award.
The AAFP selected Dr. Bobo for her scholastic achievement, leadership qualities and ongoing dedication to family medicine.
"This is an elite award. It recognizes the quality of the teaching and clinical care you get from family physicians. This is not only quite an achievement for her, it is excellent for the entire department," said Dr. James Tysinger, associate professor in the department of family and community medicine.
Dr. Bobo received the honor at the AAFP Annual Scientific Assembly in Atlanta Oct. 5. The $2,000 award promotes interest in the part-time teaching of family medicine after residency.
"I want to be a teacher who stimulates students to think and ask questions as they become lifelong learners," Dr. Bobo said. "This award reminds me that family practice teaching is valued and rewarded. It is an encouragement to continue my interest in teaching."
Dr. Bobo received her D.O. degree from the University of North Texas Health Science Center. She is a graduate of the Baylor Family Practice Residency Program in Houston. Her current research interests include adolescent medicine, women's health and pre-doctoral education. In addition to teaching, she is involved in the Faculty Development Fellowship in the department of family and community medicine.