When University of Cincinnati College of Medicine students graduate from medical school they do so at a celebration called "Honors Day”—and for good reason. In addition to the honor of adding the title of MD to their names, individuals are recognized for their outstanding contributions to the college … and the greater good of medicine as a chosen profession.
The class of 2012 Honors Day celebration took place Sunday, May 20, with the following awards presented:
ALPHA OMEGA ALPHA NATIONAL MEDICAL HONOR SOCIETY
**Elected at the end of the third year
GOLD HUMANISM HONOR SOCIETY INDUCTEES
DR. AND MRS. ROBERT E. OTT ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Based on academic performance, these awards go to the two graduates who ranked at the top of the class at the end of four years.
STELLA FEIS HOFFHEIMER ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT PRIZEGraduate with the highest academic achievement at the end of four years.
PETER T. KILGOUR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT PRIZE
Graduate whose academics at the end of four years best expresses the ideals of medicine.
H.B. WEISS ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
For demonstrating academic skills and abilities to evaluate a patient on the basis of the history and physical.
JOHN J. HUTTON ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARD
To the graduate of the combined MD/PhD program who has excelled academically in both the medical school and graduate school curriculum and who has contributed to the advancement of knowledge through publication in the scientific literature.
EMIL AND ESTHER BOGEN RESEARCH AWARD
For original and promising research during medical school.
MEDICAL COLLEGE ALUMNI AWARD
To the graduate, selected by the class, who has conceived of and Implemented programs for the benefit of the entire student body.
Recipients selected by the departments.
THE RUTH AND MITCHELL EDE AWARD
Excellence in the field of Dermatology
EMERGENCY MEDICINE MEDICAL STUDENT EXCELLENCE AWARD
To the graduate who best exemplified the spirit and characteristics of a physician.
THOMAS D. HUNNICUTT AWARD
Excellence in the field of Family Medicine.
GREATER CINCINNATI/NORTHERN KENTUCKY HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION
FAMILY MEDICINE AWARD
THE GERIATRIC MEDICINE AWARD
Excellence in the field of Geriatrics.
DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE/OHIO AMERICAN COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AWARD
Excellence in the field of Internal Medicine.
SAMUEL A. TRUFANT AWARD
Excellence in the field of Neurology.
ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY AWARD
Excellence in the field of Orthopedic Surgery.
CHRISTIAN R. HOLMES MEMORIAL AWARD
Excellence in the field of Otolaryngology
CINCINNATI OBSTETRICAL AND GYNECOLOGICAL AWARD
Excellence in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology
DAVID B. CONFER MEMORIAL AWARD
Excellence in the field of Pathology.
ROGER SMITH PATHOLOGY AWARD
Research in the field of Pathology
CARL WEIHL PEDIATRIC AWARD
Excellence in the field of Pediatrics.
LOUISE RAUH SCHOLARSHIP
Based on academic performance, financial need, leadership,
community service and resourcefulness.
RANDALL BRADDOM AWARD
Excellence in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
PSYCHIATRY STUDENT EXCELLENCE AWARD
Excellence in the field of Psychiatry.
CINCINNATI SURGICAL SOCIETY AWARD
Graduate with outstanding performance in Surgery and who shows promise in a surgical career.