This transitional ceremony for the class of 2011 marks their progression from basic sciences classroom instruction to the clinical years of medical education. The ceremony itself has several important elements including the awarding of Professionalism Awards for outstanding student examples of professionalism from the ranks of the class of 2011.
In addition, six medical residents will be recognized with the Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Awards from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. Those awardees include Kate Martin, M.D., family medicine resident in Las Vegas; Jonathan McCaleb, OB/GYN resident in Las Vegas; Charles (Randy) St. Hill, M.D., and Wright Jones, M.D., surgical residents in Las Vegas; and Katie Barto Julian, M.D. and Saman Hayatdavoudi, M.D., internal medicine residents in Reno. These awards are special because awardees are nominated by their peers.
Five students and residents and two faculty members will also be inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society, which recognizes exceptional medical students, residents and physician-teachers for excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to service.
As the state’s only public medical school, the University of Nevada School of Medicine has been a leader in health care, medical education and research in Nevada since 1969. The School of Medicine includes 16 clinical departments including family medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, internal medicine, surgery, and psychiatry and behavioral sciences and five nationally recognized departments in basic science including microbiology and biomedical engineering. The more than 185 doctors of University Health System, the school’s clinical practice, offer care in more than 40 medical specialties and subspecialties with eight physician offices in the Reno/Sparks area and seven in Las Vegas. For more information visit www.medicine.nevada.edu.