Erika Crouch, MD, PhD, Professor of Pathology & Immunology and Vice Chair of the Office of Education at Washington University School of Medicine, has received the Diversity Distinguished Service Teaching Award. The award, which honors Dr. Crouch’s teaching in the 2021-2022 academic year, is from the Washington University School of Medicine entering class of 2021. “What could be better for an educator than being recognized by one’s students? Not much!” said Dr. Crouch.
Dr. Crouch and other selected teaching faculty will be formally recognized by medical school students and administration at the annual Distinguished Service Teaching Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 13, 2023 at the Eric P. Newman Education Center (EPNEC) at Washington University School of Medicine.
“Dr. Crouch is one of the most celebrated educators at WashU, with multiple awards from her students and peers over many years. In fact, Dr. Crouch is the inaugural holder of the Carol B. and Jerome T. Loeb Professor of Medical Education. We are delighted that she is once again honored by her students, this time as the 2021-22 recipient of the Diversity Distinguished Service Teaching Award,” said Richard Cote, MD, Edward Mallinckrodt Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology & Immunology.
Dr. Crouch was appointed the inaugural Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Pathology & Immunology in 2020. During her tenure as Vice Chair, Dr. Crouch has been instrumental in developing department educational programs. Notably, Dr. Crouch and other Pathology faculty members have played key roles in all phases of the design, build, and implementation of the new Gateway Curriculum. Dr. Crouch also established the department’s Education Leadership Steering Committee (ELSC), which brings together faculty and staff leaders to oversee development of residency, fellowship, graduate student education and medical student education programs.