Community-Based Physician and Mentor Award - Andrew Kim, MD
2011 Community-Based Physician and Mentor Award
Andrew Kim, MD - The American College of Physicians supports community based teaching by recognizing exceptional “Community Preceptors” who have demonstrated a commitment to the mentoring of medical students. We are pleased to present Dr. Andrew Kim of Milwaukee with the 2011 ACP Wisconsin Community-
Based Physician & Mentor Award.
After earning his B.S. in Biology at the University of San Francisco in 1985, Dr. Kim relocated to Milwaukee and completed his M.D. at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Postgraduate training at Gunderson Medical Foundation in La Crosse and the Medical College of Wisconsin followed.
Dr. Kim has practiced general internal medicine, first at the Harwood Clinic, a multispecialty clinic in Milwaukee, and then in private practice with one other partner since 1992. Since 2003 he has also been involved in phase II - IV clinical trials as a principal and sub-investigator. He has been quite involved, first at the Harwood clinic and also St. Joseph's Hospital, in numerous administrative roles, as well as practicing medicine full-time. At St. Joseph's Hospital he continues to be involved as a Member of the Graduate Medical Education Committee, a member at large on the Medical Executive Committee and a member of the Transitional Year Education Committee. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Progressive Physician Network, the IPA at the hospital, and was a member of the Transitional Year Curriculum Committee from 2006-2007.
In addition to these activities including a busy internal medicine practice, Dr. Kim has been devoted to medical education. He has served as ward attending on the internal medicine teaching service at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center for up to 3 months per year since 1992. He has welcomed residents from 2 different residency programs into his busy general medicine office every month of the year since 2003. In addition to this, he has served on the Transitional Year Education Committee at St. Joseph's Medical Center and written curricula for the MCW Internal Medicine Residency Program.
He has also volunteered his time as an active member of student chapter activities at MCW, plus has served as a mentor to several of the programs residents. Dr. Kim is a shining example of devotion to medical education in the community and excellence in the practice of general medicine, in both the clinic and the hospital settings.