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Medical students honor their teachers at ceremony

Several of those honored with 2017-18 Distinguished Service Teaching Awards celebrate at the awards ceremony Nov. 15 at the Eric P. Newman Education Center on the Medical Campus. (Photo: Mary Butkus)

Faculty, residents given Distinguished Service Teaching Awards

From the WashU School of Medicine News

Washington University School of Medicine students recently honored faculty and residents with Distinguished Service Teaching Awards for the 2017-18 academic year. The awards, which were first given in 1991, reflect the students’ appreciation for dedication, patience and skill in training aspiring physicians.

Students completing their first, second and third year of studies select the course masters, lecturers, clerkship directors, attendings and residents who have made significant contributions to their education. The most recent honorees were awarded Nov. 15 at the Eric P. Newman Education Center on the Medical Campus.

Among those honored was Will Ross, MD, associate dean for Diversity Programs, a professor of medicine and the newly named principal officer for Community Partnerships. Ross was the students’ nominee for the national Humanism in Medicine Award, which is presented annually by the Association of the American Medical Colleges. The award recognizes medical school faculty physicians who exemplify the qualities of a caring and compassionate mentor in the teaching and advising of medical students.

Recognized for promoting health equity — and for immersing new medical students in the subject in their first two weeks at the medical school — Ross has been instrumental in redesigning local access to health care for the underserved as the founder of the Saturday Neighborhood Health Clinic and co-founder of Casa de Salud Latino Health Center.

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