Severidt Named IAFP Medical Educator of the Year
December 22, 2010
Des Moines, December 22, 2010 – Larry Severidt, M.D. was named the 2010 Iowa Medical Educator of the Year by the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians at its 2010 annual meeting. This award is given annually to recognize a physician who is providing outstanding quality in family practice education. Nominees are submitted by students, practicing physicians and educators.
Severidt is the director of the Family Residency Program at Broadlawns Medical Center and was nominated by a former resident.
“Dr. Severidt leads by example and his enthusiasm is contagious," stated the former resident in the nomination paper. "He wants us to know how to care for the total patient and encourages us to think of how we would treat a patient if we were in a small-town hospital without sophisticated diagnostics or in-house specialist availability. He instills confidence in our abilities and pushes us to grow in our skills.”
The Iowa Academy of Family Physicians is a statewide professional association comprised of more than 86 percent of Iowa’s doctors who specialize in the practice of family medicine. The total IAFP membership includes 1800 family doctors, medical residents and students.
"This is an unexpected honor," said Dr. Severidt of the award. "Our program at Broadlawns provides a unique and rewarding environment for learning with a teaching faculty who are firmly committed to the mission of teaching. Our graduates leave here as well-rounded, competently trained physicians and leaders who are prepared to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing health care environment."
Severidt received his undergraduate degree at Iowa State University. He went on to graduate from the University of Iowa College of Medicine in Iowa City and completed his residency at Mercy-St Luke’s (now Genesis) in Davenport.
With a history that reaches back to 1903 as a community health center, Broadlawns Medical Center first opened its doors as a hospital to the residents of Polk County on April 13, 1924. Over the years, Broadlawns has adapted to the changing demands of public health care, yet remained true to its mission of offering quality health services to all Polk County residents and training tomorrow’s health care professionals. Today, Broadlawns Medical Center is composed of:
- An acute care community hospital serving medical, surgical, mental health and primary care needs
- A 60-member physician practice overseeing numerous specialty clinics and outpatient services
- A Family Medicine Residency Program that graduates physician leaders who today serve in 22 of Iowa’s 99 counties
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