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David Lelio, MD, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Carolinas HealthCare System, received the Clinical Preceptor Excellence in Teaching Award– Off-campus Faculty 2013 by the UNC School of Medicine’s Academy of Educators.
This award is given out each year by educators at UNC to acknowledge a physician who demonstrates excellence in medical student teaching. This recognition highlights the prestige of a great teacher and verifies that teaching can be a viable part of a faculty member’s career path.
Dr. Lelio received the honor as an “off-campus” faculty member because even though teaching is not his major focus, nor does it play a leadership role in his curriculum, he goes above and beyond the call of duty and is a valuable teacher for the UNC School of Medicine, Charlotte Campus students.
Getting this award requires multiple nominations from both students and faculty, along with letters of support for the candidate, information on his teaching contributions and positive student evaluations.
Student remarks about him include:
"Dr. Lelio is very personable, friendly, and positive. Probably much of the reason he is so well respected and liked by students is that he shows then how to be kind and understanding to psychiatric patients and their families and thereby serves as a role model for developing positive therapeutic relationships."