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A Career Spent Educating Students, Influencing Peers

Michael Reichgott Albert Einstein College of MedicineDr. Michael Reichgott has been leading medical education efforts and influencing faculty and students throughout his 30-year career at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Now, his peers have recognized him with a top honor.

A member of the Einstein class of 1965, Dr. Reichgott is the 2014 recipient of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) Distinguished Service Award. This is the third time this award has been presented; it recognizes individuals whose work has had a concrete impact on the quality of medical education in North America. The LCME is the body that grants and reviews the accreditation status of medical schools in the United States and Canada.

Currently, Dr. Reichgott is chair of Einstein’s conflict of interest committee and of the Einstein-Montefiore institutional review board. He’s also presently responsible for conflict of interest oversight and for human subjects protection at Einstein.

Dr. Reichgott is a professor of medicine; in his teaching role, he’s extending his influence to the next generation of physicians, serving as a faculty advisor to students such as Joseph Gotesman. Recently, the New York Times profiled the second-year Einstein student for his volunteer work helping homeless veterans in the Bronx. The Times spoke to Dr. Reichgott, who served as an officer in the Army Medical Corps during the Vietnam War. He praised the grassroots initiative to find homeless veterans housing as “a commendable effort at community service and social advocacy.”

Read more about Dr. Reichgott’s remarkable career and his LCME honor at https://www.einstein.yu.edu/features/around-campus/365/lcme-recognizes-dr–reichgotts-contributions-to-medical-education/.

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