Congratulations Natalie Rodriguez, MD on being awarded 2023 Educator of the Year. This award recognizes educational excellence in the field of family medicine. Criteria for the award include advances in education in the field of family medicine; excellence in family medicine teaching in medical schools, residency programs or post‐graduate CME.
Dr. Rodriguez is an Associate Clinical Professor at the UCSD School of Medicine Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, and also serves as the Associate Medical Director of the UCSD Student-Run Free Clinic Project. Since becoming a medical student at UCSD to then joining the faculty she has been fully committed to education across all settings from the individual level to instruction at seminars, courses, large classes, and medical clinics. She has been and continues to be a mentor to hundreds of learners. She is a tireless advocate for medical students and residents while consistently demonstrating strong commitment and determination to provide quality care to underserved communities.