Rosecrance Medical Director receives distinguished teaching award from University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford

Rosecrance psychiatrist Dr. Raymond Garcia accepted the 2018 Distinguished Teacher Award from the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford from Dean Alex Stagnaro Green at the May 11 Convocation Ceremony.

Rosecrance Medical Director, Dr. Raymond Garcia, received a Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of Illinois College of Medicine last Friday at the 2018 Convocation ceremony in Rockford.

Each year, the award recognizes faculty who have demonstrated outstanding interest and commitment to the College of Medicine by providing special support and/or activity for teaching of undergraduates, graduates or in continuing education.

Garcia graduated from the College of Medicine Rockford in 1994 after receiving several honors as a medical student. After completing his psychiatry residency at Rush ­Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago he returned to Rockford to begin his psychiatry career.

Dr. Raymond Garcia joined Rosecrance in 2009 and oversees clinical treatment and care at the Rosecrance Harrison Adult Campus. He has been Board Certified in psychiatry and neurology since 1999. He is licensed in Illinois and is a member of Illinois Psychiatric Society and the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Garcia has also received the Golden Apple and Mentor of the Year Awards in teaching.

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford, located at 1601 Parkview Ave., currently has about 240 medical students enrolled in its Doctor of Medicine Program.

Comments from Garcia’s students include:

“I wish there was time for every student to work with Dr. Garcia as his teaching style and bedside manner are top-notch.”

“Dr. Garcia is a great teacher who always pushed students to do their best on their psychiatric evaluations and write-ups.”

“He is a provider of clinical ‘pearls’.”