New Ulm doctor named 2013 Teacher of the Year

NEW ULM – Roger Lindholm, M.D., New Ulm, received the 2013 Teacher of the Year Award from the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP).

Lindholm is a family physician at the New Ulm Medical Center. He has been a preceptor for the Rural Physician Associate Program (RPAP) for 20 years.

The Teacher of the Year Award was first handed out in 1973. It is given to an outstanding teacher of family medicine in either an academic or practice setting. Candidates are nominated by students and colleagues. Nominators are asked to describe the candidate’s special teaching qualities and his or her impact on students and/or residents.

Along with RPAP, Lindholm teaches first- and second-year medical students who visit the clinic.

Those who nominated Lindholm say he has a vast medical knowledge that he utilizes to teach students the latest ideas in medicine. Nominator Kathleen Brooks, M.D., wrote “He is a stellar RPAP preceptor and is one of the reasons that programs like RPAP have been so successful in educating students and nurturing their interest in family medicine.”

The Teacher of the Year award was presented to Lindholm during the MAFP Spring Refresher at the River Centre in St. Paul, MN, on April 18.

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