Valley Family Medicine Celebrates 200th Graduating Resident while Honoring One of Our First
Since its inception in 1986, two hundred residents have graduated from the Valley Family Medicine residency program. On August 4, the 200th graduate—Katherine Uvelli, MD—was presented with a tiara to commemorate the milestone during a special luncheon.
Also in attendance was Teresa Wallace, MD, a VFM faculty physician and graduate of the very first class of residents, beginning her career here as a resident in 1986. To celebrate her long-standing and respected career, Dr. Wallace was also presented with a tiara to mark her 30 year anniversary with VFM. A recent UW Cares Award recipient, Dr. Wallace was also honored recently by the 2016 graduating class of residents who recognized her with their Outstanding Faculty Teacher Award.
Here’s what some of Dr. Wallace’s colleagues have to say:
“Dr. Wallace has the biggest heart in the world when it comes to her patients. She’s the heart of the Residency. She cares about the residents and models balance.”
“Teresa is an amazing physician and colleague. She amazes me with her continued dedication to the residency and to excellent patient care.” –Heather Rudisill
“Teresa approaches life with compassion, humility and humor. She is a devoted physician, intrepid traveler and delightful colleague.” –Doris Rosellini
Congratulations to Valley Family Medicine, Dr. Uvelli, and of course Dr. Wallace!