Medicine-Psychiatry PGY-5 resident Melissa Ludgate, MD, has been selected to receive the 2020 Fenton Award from the Association of Medicine and Psychiatry.
The Association of Medicine and Psychiatry (AMP) is the national organization for physicians with combined training in medicine (internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, neurology) and psychiatry, and for all physicians committed to patient care, research, and education at the intersection of medicine and psychiatry.
The Fenton Award was established in 1998 to honor Dr. Martin Fenton, a founding member of the AMP, who exemplified the award criteria. He was an internist and psychiatrist who was an outstanding clinician, providing integrated medical and psychiatric care for his patients, as well as an educator and a leader with a vision for excellence at the interface.
The Fenton Award is presented to a resident in their final year of training in a combined internal medicine/psychiatry, family medicine/psychiatry, pediatrics-psychiatry, or neurology-psychiatry residency program in the United States.
Ludgate was presented the Fenton Award last weekend during the AMP Annual Meeting. She also took second place in AMP’s clinical case presentation competition for her clinical vignette “Shaky Delirium,” which Ludgate also presented at our Internal Medicine Residency’s vignette competition earlier this month.
In previous years, members of the program used the AMP annual meeting as a time for bonding, traveling to the event together. This year, although the traveling part was removed, current residents and faculty gathered on campus to view sessions online together, continuing to build the unique bonds of this unique subspecialty.