Dambro recognized for Exceptional Moments in Teaching

March 13, 2019
Anthony Dambro smiles into the camera, wearing a lab coat and collared shirt.

Dr. Tony Dambro

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HERSHEY, Pa. — Dr. Tony Dambro, a staff physician in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, is featured for March in Penn State College of Medicine’s “Exceptional Moments in Teaching” program.

Dambro co-directs the Family and Community Medicine Clerkship and the integrated sciences course. He’s a member of the Committee on Undergraduate Medical Education.

“I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Dambro,” wrote a current student on the nomination. “He was one of the best physicians I have ever worked with. He is an incredible role model of exceptional patient care and a phenomenal teacher.

“Every patient who came into contact with Dr. Dambro had a great experience, and in the middle of patients Dr. Dambro always took time to teach the medical students. He never seemed too busy and always made it a point to create meaningful teaching points. Dr. Dambro also was great about letting the medical student take complete responsibility for patient care and allowing the student to feel like they had their own patients. This created an amazing learning experience and truly furthered the medical student's learning.”

Dambro is a member of the Students as Educators Faculty and a recipient of the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. His interests include learner feedback and assessment, as well as exploring new ways to improve education.

The College of Medicine’s Office for a Respectful Learning Environment recognizes exceptional faculty members with the monthly “Exceptional Moments in Teaching” program. College of Medicine students are invited to submit narratives about faculty members, residents, nurses or any other educators who challenge them and provide an exceptional learning experience. Click here for the nomination form.

The Office for a Respectful Learning Environment fosters an educational community at the College of Medicine in which all learners and educators feel supported, challenged, valued and respected. It serves all learners at the College of Medicine: medical students, graduate students, PA students, residents and fellows.

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Last Updated March 14, 2019