Botsford News Release
Farmington Hills, Mich. (November 5, 2013)---The American College of Osteopathic Internists (ACOI) recently announced the selection of Armen A. Korkigian, D.O., FACOI, as Teacher of the Year for the major contributions he has made to osteopathic medical education. Dr. Korkigian is an internal medicine specialist on the medical staff at Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills and a longtime professional instructor in Botsford's Medical Education Department.
"Armen has always been his own man---extremely knowledgeable, loves to teach, never a doubt where he stands on any issue," said Vance Powell Jr. D.O., director of Botsford Hospital's Medical Education Department. "Armen’s clarity of mind is one reason why people want to be on his service. He teaches his students so much and holds them accountable for everything. I admire his unfettered ability to 'tell it like it is.'"
Dr. Korkigian's work as a trainer of osteopathic medical residents includes extending their medical education beyond the classroom, delivering careful mentorship, and teaching them to interact with patients and colleagues to balance their technical prowess with a human touch.
Dr. Powell continued, "Armen so richly deserves the ACOI's Teacher of the Year award. He is indeed a doctor's doctor and a teacher's teacher. Armen has been, and continues to be, committed to teaching and the future of osteopathic medicine. His long history of successful graduates is evidence of this. Armen is one of the best clinical teachers we've ever had at Botsford and is one of the top reasons why Botsford is considered among the leading osteopathic teaching hospitals."
In the 17 years since the ACOI began seeking nominations for this award, its member internal medicine specialists have selected Botsford physician trainers three times: Dr. Korkigian (2013); hematologist-oncologist Harold M. Margolis, DO, FACOI, (2001) and infectious disease specialist Gerald W. Blackburn, DO, FACOI, (1998).
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