June 30, 2008
CHARLESTON -- Sam Kini, M.D., Associate Professor and Residency Director of the Emergency Medicine residency at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), has been awarded a national teaching award from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).
Kini will receive the 2008 National Faculty Teaching Award at the ACEP Scientific Assembly in October 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. Each year, this award is presented to seven Emergency Medicine faculty members to acknowledge their dedication and innovation in teaching.
An MUSC faculty member since 1997, Kini is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Emergency Physicians and serves on the Continuing Medical Education committee at MUSC, South Carolina Medical Association and the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Kini travels to his home country of India regularly to teach students and physicians to improve emergency medical care in hospitals in India.
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