McDowell Receives National Teaching Award


October 17, 2013

SIU med school physician receives national teaching award

A physician at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine has received the National Junior Faculty Teaching Award from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).

Dr. Christopher McDowell, assistant professor and residency director of emergency medicine and member of SIU Healthcare, the medical school’s practice group, was presented with the award recently at the ACEP 13 Scientific Assembly in Seattle, Wash.  He was one of seven chosen to receive the national award.

ACEP supports quality emergency care and promotes the interests of emergency physicians.  It represents more than 32,000 emergency physicians, residents and medical students.

McDowell joined the SIU faculty in 2008. He completed a residency in emergency medicine at Indiana University in Indianapolis (2008). He earned his medical degree at SIU (2005) and master’s degrees in health profession education from the University of Illinois in Urbana/Champaign (2010) and in physician assistant studies from Finch University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School (1998), and bachelor’s in biological sciences from Quincy University in Quincy (1998). He is board certified in emergency medicine. 

McDowell is a native of Quincy.

McDowell portrait Dr. Christopher McDowell


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