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Medical Students Honor Professors with the Gold and Silver Apple Award

Published August 2005

The UC College of Medicine continues its tradition of honoring excellence in teaching with the presentation of Gold and Silver Apple Awards at the annual Student Clinician's Dinner.

The dinner was held June 30 at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center.

Award recipients were chosen by medical students in recognition of their commitment to learning and student-faculty relations.

First-year medical students nominated James Gross, PhD, field service professor in cell biology, neurobiology and anatomy, for the Gold Apple, and Bruce Giffin, PhD, field service professor, and D.J. Lowrie, PhD, field service assistant professor, both of cell biology, neurobiology and anatomy, for the Silver Apple.

Second-year students nominated Paul Biddinger, MD, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, for the Gold Apple, and Edmund Choi, PhD, associate professor, and Catherine Saelinger, PhD, professor, both of molecular genetics, biochemistry and microbiology, for the Silver Apple.

Keynote speaker David Fischer, MD, of the Department of Surgery, and fourth-year medical student Christopher Paul Cost were also honored with the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award. The award recognizes a faculty member and a graduating medical student for their compassion and humanism toward both patients and their families.

The College of Medicine graduating class presented its awards May 21 at the Honors Day Program. The Gold Apple went to Richard Stevenson, MD, surgery, and Silver Apples, to Sarah Pritts, MD, family medicine, and Clarence McLain, MD, obstetrics.

The Gold and Silver Apple Awards were established in 1968 by Pi Kappa Epsilon fraternity.

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