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:
Washington University in St. Louis – Saint Louis, MOKate 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