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Family Physicians Name Minneapolis Doctor as 2014 Resident of the Year

Thursday, April 17, 2014  
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Keri Bergeson, M.D., Minneapolis, received the 2014 Resident of the Year Award from the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP). The award recognizes a third-year resident for significant contributions to family medicine in the community, including teaching, leadership and educational activities. Candidates are typically nominated by teachers and/or colleagues.

Dr. Bergeson is finishing her training with the University of Minnesota - North Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program. Nominators say Dr. Bergeson is a role model to her peers and all family physicians. Dr. Bergeson’s in-training exam scores consistently rank among the top in her peer group nationally and she has been an excellent advocate in adding rigor to the program’s academics.

In 2013, Dr. Bergeson was recognized by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) who awarded her the Bristol-Myers Squibb Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education.

Nominators say Dr. Bergeson shines outside the clinical setting as well. Her community involvement includes providing medical care to homeless at the Bridge for Youth, mentoring north Minneapolis youth at The Ladder, and assisting in the direction of monthly community talks that address social determinants of health.

The Resident of the Year Award was presented to Dr. Bergeson on April 10, 2014, during the MAFP Spring Refresher at the RiverCentre in St. Paul. 

The Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians is a professional association of approximately 3,000 family physicians, family medicine residents and medical students organized to assist family physicians in providing quality medical care in Minnesota. The MAFP is the largest medical specialty organization in Minnesota and is a state chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians, one of the largest national medical organizations in the United States with more than 103,000 members.

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