Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award

The College of Medicine is pleased to announce the 2011 Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award for Teaching Residents and election of the members of Upstate's chapter of the national Gold Humanism Honor Society.

Third year medical students selected six residents to receive the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, based on the resident's demonstration of “commitment to teaching and compassionate treatment of patients and families, students and colleagues” (The Gold Foundation). Residents will receive a stipend from the Foundation and an award certificate.

2011 resident awardees include:

Dr. Pratik Dalal
Department of Medicine
University Hospital

Dr. Pujan Shrestha
Department of OB/GYN
University Hospital

Dr. Nicholas Bennett
Department of Pediatrics
University Hospital

Dr. Matt Mittiga
Department of Pediatrics
University Hospital

Dr. Robert Behm
Department of Surgery
Guthrie Clinic

Dr. Asalim Thabet
Department of Pediatrics
University Hospital

     One Student's Story

Anna

Anna Nichols, Class of 2012

‘Striking a Balance’ in the MD/PhD Program

With two years of medical school and a doctorate from Upstate already on her resume, MD/PhD student Anna Nichols (pictured above) has transitioned to the final two clinical years of the program. Nichols will earn a dual MD/PhD degree, and start on a career that she hopes will “strike a balance” between research and clinical practice.

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