|PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Medical Center has named Charles L. Abbott, M.D., the Gerald L. Haidak Memorial Resident of the Year.
Abbott will become chief resident in Pathology next month.
Named for the late Dr. Gerald Haidak, the award is bestowed on the basis of commitment to humanity and patients, teamwork, dedication to profession, willingness to teach, commitment to medical education, scholarship, improvement during the past year, and clinical competence.
Abbott is the first Pathology resident to be honored with the award. He received his undergraduate training at North Midlands College, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs, England, and was awarded his medical degree in 1997 from the University of Sheffield Medical School.