The American Psychiatric Association (APA) and its Council on Medical Education and Lifelong Learning named Fernando Rodriguez-Villa, MD, as a recipient of the 2020‐2021 Nancy C.A. Roeske, MD, Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Medical Student Education. Awarded each year, the certificate is given to “APA members who have made outstanding and sustaining contributions to medical student education.”
Rodriguez-Villa serves as medical director for McLean’s Short Term Unit North. He is also an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a faculty member at the MGH-McLean Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program.
“There was tremendous enthusiasm regarding Fernando’s nomination for this award, and we are all gratified that the APA had the wisdom to bestow it upon him,” said Scott L. Rauch, MD, president and psychiatrist in chief at McLean. “His contributions to McLean, Harvard Medical School, and the broader community have been stellar for decades, and his leadership, humility, and mission commitment have never been more apparent than during this pandemic.”
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