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Highlighting the Heroes: Washington University Grad up for $25K Medical Resident Award

Our H.E.R.O. Award -Honoring Excellent Resident Observations – was launched to highlight the personal sacrifices and educational commitment during a medical resident’s professional adult life.  We realize, considering the fast moving changes in healthcare,  how courageous medical residents are to embark upon a career in medicine with such an uncertain future.  This award is our way of recognizing that courage.

We wanted to take a moment to introduce you to our nominees individually:

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Kathryn Squires

Washington University in St. Louis – Saint Louis, MO
Kate graduated medical school from Washington University in St. Louis – the most academically selective medical school in the country. But her academic achievements (which are numerous) are not what sets her apart; it is her selflessness. Kate's compassion for others is what led her to volunteer on numerous occasions. Here are some of her medical school contributions:
  • Washington University School of Medicine Alpha Omega Alpha, 2011.
  • Wynder Prize for Preventative Medicine Award, 2011, given to a graduating medical student who has contributed to research focused on disease prevention.
  • Academic Women’s Network Rosalind Kornfeld Student Leadership Award, 2011. The AWN Leadership Award is given each year to women in the graduating class of the M.D. and/or Ph.D. program at Washington University School of Medicine who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in service to or advancement of women within the community.
  • Jessie L. Ternberg, M.D., Ph.D. Senior Award, 2010-11. This award is to be given annually to the senior woman graduating from the Washington University School of Medicine who best exemplifies the noble characteristics of Dr. Ternberg’s career: her indomitable spirit of determination, perseverance, and dedication to her patients.
  • Foreign Rotation Fellowship, Forum for International Health and Tropical Medicine, 2010-11. This fellowship is awarded to medical students to support international travel.
  • Outstanding Scholar Award, VA Medical Center, St Louis, MO, 2010
  • Scholastic award given to recognize outstanding professionals in the field of medical education. Awarded to one third year medical student from Washington University each year who displays a commitment to learning and scholarly activity along with compassion and understanding of veteran issues.
  • National Institute of Health Research Grant Recipient, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO, 2008
Kate was recently selected to be a Chief Administrative Resident for her final year of residency. Dr. Kate Squires is uniquely qualified to provide care for women – and more specific pediatric and adolescent female patients. Our residency program provides Kate the ability to care for the most complicated patients while Kate provides them with the nurturing care that they deserve. Vote for Kate Squires here. If you know a resident that deserves to be recognized, please nominate your candidate here.