Dr. Andrew Baschnagel, assistant professor in the Department of Human Oncology, recently received the 2017-2018 Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology (ARRO) Educator of the Year Award in recognition of his outstanding teaching and mentoring of residents in the department.
Each year, ARRO invites residents from all radiation oncology residency programs to select one faculty member from their program for this honor.
“We have a great group of faculty and get a phenomenal education across the board,” says Stephen Rosenberg, a UW Health chief radiation oncologist resident. “But Andrew really stood out to us for his commitment to the literature, for allowing us to make decisions at our own comfort level and for his desire to see us succeed. That was really apparent this year. He gave some great lectures and really pushed us to grow. He’s a strong advocate for the residents, and he’s really great to work with.”
Baschnagel engages residents by asking important questions. “This not only tests their knowledge, but it also allows for a continued dialogue between the residents and me, ultimately leading to further questions and a deeper understanding of the topic,” he says. “I really enjoy teaching residents. It is one of the reasons why I decided to pursue a career in academic medicine.”