MACON — Macon resident Edwin W. Grimsley, M.D., was presented the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Faculty Humanism in Medicine Award from Mercer University School of Medicine during commencement May 6 in Macon. Grimsley was chosen by the Class of 2006 for his empathetic, sensitive and respective behavior in providing patient care.
Grimsley currently serves as professor of medicine at Mercer University School of Medicine and as program director for the Mercer Internal Medicine Residency Program at the Medical Center of Central Georgia. He originally joined the Macon faculty in July 2003 as professor of medicine and assumed the role of associate program director in July 2004. He accepted the program directorship in January of 2006. Prior to joining the Macon faculty, Grimsley worked in a private internal medicine practice in his hometown of Bainbridge, Ga., and was on the faculty at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah. While at Memorial, he served as associate director for the Internal Medicine Education Department and as program director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program.
Grimsley received his doctor of medicine degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 1986, and completed his graduate medical education training in internal medicine at Memorial Health University Medical Center; he is board certified in internal medicine. Grimsley received a bachelor of science in pharmacy degree from the University of Georgia in 1982. He has been recognized with a number of outstanding clinical faculty awards, both at Memorial and the Medical Center, and was named the J. Willis Hurst Outstanding Bedside Teacher by the Georgia Chapter of the American College of Physicians in 1996.
About the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award:
A key component of medical education is the compassionate and humanistic care of patients. In support of that premise, the NBI Healthcare Foundation initiated the Humanism in Medicine Awards to recognize and honor graduating students and faculty members who have demonstrated the highest standard of compassion and sensitivity in their interactions with patients. Each year Mercer University School of Medicine graduating students and the faculty select a faculty member and a student who embody empathic, sensitive and respective behavior in providing patient care.
About Mercer University and the School of Medicine:
Mercer University's School of Medicine was established in 1982 to educate physicians and health professionals to meet the primary care and health care needs of rural and medically underserved areas of Georgia. The School only accepts Georgia residents into its medical degree program. Students entering Mercer University School of Medicine will be graduated from a school that utilizes a problem-based medical education program that provides early patient care experiences. Such an academic environment fosters the early development of clinical problem-solving and instills in each student an awareness of the place of the basic medical sciences in medical practice. The School has two teaching hospitals: Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon and Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah.
Founded in 1833, Mercer University has campuses in Macon and Atlanta as well as three regional academic centers. With 10 schools and colleges, the University offers programs in liberal arts, business, engineering, education, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, law and theology. For 16 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has named Mercer University as one of the leading universities in the South.