Dr. Ma has been awarded the 2018 Hyman L. Battle Distinguished Excellence in Teaching Award in the Basic Sciences. Faculty are nominated by departments and students, and the recipient is selected by students who have completed the second year.

Alice D. Ma, MD, describes herself as the queen of mnemonics and analogies, explaining difficult concepts in a way that’s relatable.

“I struggled in medical school, and I wanted, beyond belief, for professors to help me understand and parse the vast amount of medical information into an understandable framework. That’s what I like doing for my learners,” said Dr. Ma, professor of medicine and fellowship director for the hematology and oncology division.

Dr. Ma has been awarded the 2018 Hyman L. Battle Distinguished Excellence in Teaching Award in the Basic Sciences. Faculty are nominated by departments and students, and the recipient is selected by students who have completed the second year. The award recognizes the professor who is the most outstanding educator overall in the pre-clinical curriculum.

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