The Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD) awarded Adam Friedman, MD, associate professor of dermatology and residency program director at the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences, with the Innovations in Residency Training Award. The presentation occurred at the Orlando Dermatology Aesthetic and Clinical Conference held Jan. 12–15 in Miami.
The award is given to individuals who have fostered innovation and improvement in their residency programs, increased emphasis on educational outcomes, and served as exemplary role models for dermatology residents. Friedman was selected for his forward-thinking approaches to dermatology and his desire to support the next generation of dermatologists.
“It’s an honor to be recognized for the work I have done with residents both locally at GW and nationally,” said Friedman. “We are training the future of dermatology, so it’s important to make sure that we offer the most enriching environment in which to do so.”
The award recognizes Friedman in particular for Krazy Kodachromes, the educational program he developed at SMHS. The program is a three-hour, image-based review series attended live by local dermatology residents in Washington, D.C. and can be viewed on the JDD website.
Friedman also serves as the director of translational research at SMHS. In this role, he mentors medical students and residents alike, encouraging them to engage in meaningful research, some of which has led to award winning presentations at national conferences and publications.
“We are not just teaching the basic fundamentals of our specialty, but providing skills to become visible faces in dermatology,” Friedman said.
For more information about the residency program in the GW Department of Dermatology, visit https://smhs.gwu.edu/dermatology/residency.