CHADRON – A Chadron State College graduate was honored May 3 by the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
Dr. Angela Hunke Brennan, a family physician at St. Paul, Nebraska, received the Outstanding Preceptor in Rural Family Medicine Award.
The award is presented to a rural Nebraska family physician who provides outstanding teaching and mentoring for medical students during their family medicine preceptorship and serves as an outstanding community physician.
The award was established in 2005 in memory of Dr. Theodore Koefoot, who was a charter participant in UNMC’s rural family medicine preceptorship.
Brennan, a native of Dodge, Nebraska, was a health professions major at Chadron State. She received her bachelor’s degree in 1999 and graduated from UNMC in 2003. While she was a second-year student at UNMC, she recalls coming to Chadron and working with Dr. Cathy Sutera for three weeks in the preceptor program.
Brennan has practiced in St. Paul for 12 years. She generally hosts one or two second-year students from UNMC for three-week blocks during the summer and has three or four third-year students spend two months with her during the school year.
One of the latter students nominated Brennan for the award.
“Dr. Brennan is a shining example of what a UNMC-trained rural doctor ought to be in terms of a clinician, teacher, mentor and community role model,” Sean Flohr wrote in his nomination.
The doctor’s husband is Alan Brennan, son of Terry and Carolyn Brennan of Chadron. He is a Chadron State graduate who has a lawn care business in St. Paul. The couple has a son, Braxton.
CSC graduate receives preceptor award