reprinted from Issue 12, Spring 2011 of Frontiers of Medicine (PDF)
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The Volunteer Clinical Faculty (VCF) are the true unsung heroes of the Department of Medicine. They actively volunteer to participate in the teaching of our medical students from year one to four as well as at all levels of post-graduate teaching from interns to subspecialty fellows.
The Association of the Clinical Faculty held its annual meeting and awards banquet on November 16, 2010 at the Concordia-Argonaut Club in San Francisco. The event honored the nearly 600 volunteer faculty who each contribute at least 50 teaching hours annually.
This year Howard Kline, MD, received the Special Recognition Award from the Department of Medicine as a VCF for his over thirty years of service teaching our medical students. A recognized expert in cardiology, his students routinely praised his clinical acumen and compassion for his patients. He is noted for his outstanding mentorship skills and for treating each student with enormous respect.