Leonard Tow Humanism Award

Faculty Award:

This award is given annually to a faculty member (M.D., D.O.) who consistently demonstrates compassion and empathy in the delivery of care to patients and serves as a role model for students and colleagues, illustrating professional behavior by example. The award in based on a grant from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation and consists of a $1000 cash award and a personalized award certificate which is presented at the annual senior medical school award convocation.

Faculty members, departments, graduating medical students, house staff and residents may submit nominations including a brief (less than 150 typewritten words) profile of the nominee. Additional supporting documentation should be submitted with this profile for use by the selection committee. The selection committee is appointed by the Dean, and composed of members of Elected Faculty Council, Administrative Council, Faculty Governance, MCC, and the Hospital Ethics Committee. Submissions are sent to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs after a call for nominations in the early spring of each year.

Student Award:

This award is given annually to a graduating student who consistently demonstrates outstanding compassion in the delivery of care, respect for patients, their families, and healthcare colleagues, as well as demonstrated clinical excellence. The award is based on a grant from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation and consists of a $1000 cash award and a personalized award certificate presented at the annual senior medical school award convocation.

Graduating senior medical students may submit nominations of their peers to the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs. Nominations should include a brief (less than 150 typewritten words) profile of the nominee. The nominees are then voted upon by the members of the graduating class for final selection.

More information on the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award is available at:

http://www.humanism-in-medicine.org/index.php/programs_grants/awards/leonard_tow_humanism_in_medicine