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Patricia O'Sullivan, EdD, MS Honored with the Distinguished Master Educator Award from the Association for Surgical Education

 |  By Karen Brent

DecorationPatricia O'Sullivan, EdD, MS, Professor, UCSF Departments of Medicine and Surgery, has received the annual Distinguished Master Educator Award from the Association for Surgical Education.  Dr. O'Sullivan is recognized for her skills as an excellent teacher, her consistent educational scholarship, and significant contributions to surgical education with national and international impact. The Distinguished Master Educator Award is given annually to advanced career clinicians and/or MS/PhD educators who have demonstrated excellence as master educators recognized on the national and/or international level.

Teaching at UCSF
Dr. O'Sullivan teaching for the Teaching Scholars Program, September 2023

Dr. O'Sullivan currently serves as the Director of Research and Development in Medical Education, for the Center for Faculty Educators, UCSF School of Medicine, and holds membership and the Endowed Chair in Surgical Education from UCSF's Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators (AME). In the Center for Faculty Educators, she co-directs the Teaching Scholars Program and oversees the advanced degree programs in health professions education as well as leads efforts in facilitating educational research. Her educational research studies have collaborators from medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and health related professions. The UCSF faculty development program that she led received the international ASPIRE for Excellence Award. Dr. O’Sullivan has led the Research in Medical Education Section of the AAMC, the RIME Program Planning Committee and the Division for Professions Education of the American Educational Research Association. She is a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association and recipient of the Merrill Flair Award from the GEA, of the Outstanding Career Achievements in Medical Education from the Society of General Internal Medicine and the UCSF Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award. In 2022 she received the Harmen Tiddens Medal from University Medical Center Utrecht in the Netherlands.