Outstanding Junior Clinician Educator of the Year Award

Skotti Church, MD

The AGS is pleased to present the 2019 Outstanding Junior Clinician Educator of the Year Award to Skotti Church, MD, Assistant Professor of Geriatrics and Program Director of Geriatric Medicine Fellowship at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Church teaches geriatrics principles to medical students, residents, allied health professionals, and faculty colleagues in all care settings, including hospitals, outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities, and long-term care facilities. In addition to one-on-one and group teaching, Dr. Church leads the Educational Core of the Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) at the Denver VA, assists the University of Colorado Medical Student Geriatrics Interest Group, and works on grant-supported geriatrics training for physician assistants and advanced nurse practitioners. Under Dr. Church’s direction, the University of Colorado’s fellowship program has expanded, with repeated annual success in filling all fellowship slots. A dedicated mentor, Dr. Church is surrounded by learners with a geriatrics focus, as well as those who wish to pursue surgical or other medical specialties. She volunteers on several AGS initiatives, including working on committees and assisting resident volunteers in a national leadership setting.


Past Recipients of the Outstanding Junior Clinician Educator of the Year Award

2018      Andrea Wershof Schwartz, MD, MPH
2017      Kristen Thornton, MD, FAAFP, AGSF, CWSP
2016      Jessica Colburn, MD
2015      Shaida Talebreza Brandon, MD
2014      Danelle Cayea, MD, MS
2013      Manuel Eskildsen, MD, MPH, CMD