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May 20, 2015 | Happenings, Recognitions

Dr. McGinnis Awarded for Teaching

Hudson Physicians is proud to announce that Dr. Paul McGinnis has received the University of Minnesota Foundation Exceptional Community Faculty award, which honors physicians who have contributed significant, practical and enduring experiences to medical students.

The medical school course directors nominated Dr. McGinnis for this award. Teaching evaluations were submitted by students and reviewed by the University of Minnesota Foundation Honors and Awards Committee. Two recipients were selected this year, both from family medicine practices, and presented on April 22nd. To see the full list of awards, click here.

Many of the students praised Dr. McGinnis for his rapport with patients as well as efficiencies in his practice. “Throughout this experience, Dr. McGinnis became a close mentor and helped guide my education as a family practitioner. With each new patient, Dr. McGinnis taught me a new lesson in regards to professionalism, patient rapport, health guidelines, patient education and proper procedure.”

Another student shared similar thoughts: “Dr. McGinnis taught me how to simply discuss scientific evidence without difficult medical jargon. I never felt like he rushed his patients, yet he was extremely efficient.”

Dr. McGinnis grew up in Alaska and South Dakota. His undergraduate degree is from Augustana College, and his medical degree is from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. He did his residency at Ramsey Medical Center in St. Paul, and has been part of the Hudson community for over 25 years. He is board certified in family medicine.

As part of the nomination process, students also gave high marks to the Hudson Physicians clinic. “I loved Hudson Physicians. What a great learning environment. Everyone there was so excited to have me as a student. Even areas that I was not assigned to invited me to spend time with them. I would recommend this clinic to anyone who asks.”

Hudson Physicians has been training medical students for over 20 years through the University of Minnesota Medical School. Most recently the clinic began educating 3rd and 4th year students as part of their required Family Medicine rotation. Students experience a busy outpatient clinic under the guidance and instruction of several physicians. They learn about the other departments that contribute to excellent patient care as well. Hudson Physicians also participates in the training of osteopathic students, medical students from other schools, and advanced nurse practitioners.