Class of 2020 Honors Celebration

Honors Night is an annual event typically held by the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont on the Monday preceding Commencement. COVID-19 has forced the cancellation of the event, but the College of Medicine will still recognize and celebrate members of graduating class for their accomplishments and honor faculty and staff who have supported them along the way. A full list of awards may be seen below. 

Click here to see the full list of recipients, with video awards presentations.

Awards

Clinical Excellence Awards

Awarded to students in the graduating class by UVM clinical departments

  • The John E. Mazuzan Jr., M.D.'54 Award for excellence in Anesthesiology
  • The Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Award for excellence in Emergency Medicine
  • The Edward E. Friedman Award for promise of excellence in the practice of Family Medicine
  • The Family Medicine John. P Fogarty, M.D. Leadership Award - Family Medicine
  • The Ellsworth Amidon Award for outstanding proficiency in Internal Medicine
  • The Laura Weed, M.D. Award for scholarship, service, and excellence in medicine
  • The American Academy of Neurology Medical Student Prize for excellence in Neurology
  • The Herbert Martin Sr., M.D. Award for excellence in Neurology
  • The Carbee Award for academic excellence in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
  • The John V. Maeck, M.D.'39 Robe Recipient for overall excellence in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
  • The Dr. & Mrs. Nathaniel Gould, M.D.'37 Prize for outstanding achievements in Orthopaedic Surgery
  • The Ralph D. Sussman, M.D.'38 Medical Alumni Award
  • The William Sweetser Award
  • The Walter Dodd, M.D. Award in Radiology for excellence in Radiology
  • The H. Gordon Page, M.D.'45 Award for excellence in Surgery
  • The Harry Howe, M.D.'52 Senior Student Award for excellence in Surgery
  • The Pilcher Award for representing the qualities of Eleanor & Lewis Pilcher of devotion to family and patients, with a high regard for ethics and honesty
Awards from the Graduating Class to Faculty & Staff

Awarded to faculty and staff by the graduating class

  • The Colette Award for a support staff member who was outstanding during the clinical levels of the Vermont Integrated Curriculum including Clerkship and Advanced Integration
  • The Clinical Resident of the Year Award
  • The Harry E. Howe, M.D. & Theo O. Howe Outstanding Teacher of Surgery Prize to recognize and honor excellence in teaching in the Department of Surgery
  • Clinical Teacher(s) of the Year
  • Clinical Department of the Year
Honor Society Recognition Awards

Awarded to students in the graduating class and faculty by the Gold Humanism Honor Society and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society Faculty Award
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society Housestaff Award
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society Volunteer Clinical Faculty Award
  • The Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Faculty Award presented by The Arnold P. Gold Foundation for compassionate patient care and scientific achievement
  • The Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Student Award presented by The Arnold P. Gold Foundation for compassionate patient care and scientific achievement
Senior Student Awards

Awarded to students in the graduating class, faculty, and staff by the Larner College of Medicine

  • The Charles T. Schechtman, M.D.'26 Award - First & Second Prizes for excellence in the clinical care of patients, and is based on outstanding work during the Clerkship Year.  There are eight clerkships during the Clinical Clerkship year.
  • The David Babbot, M.D. "Caring and Seeing Award" honoring a physician, who for decades served as a role model for students and residents at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. The student awardee has demonstrated commitment to medical education and excellence and personal attentiveness in patient care; strong and caring relationships with faculty members; and commitment to the educational mission of the College of Medicine
  • The Kerzner Family Prize for outstanding service to the community
  • The Mimi A. Reardon, M.D.'67 Award for service to the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine
  • The Dignity in Medicine Award awarded by the UVM Larner College of Medicine Gender & Sexuality Alliance in recognition of respect, inclusion, and support for LGBTQ students, colleagues, and patients.
  • The Dean William Eustis Brown Award recognizes a student for their broad cultural interests and loyalty to the Larner College of Medicine
  • The Lamb Fellowship Award for a student who best exemplifies concern and care for the total patient
  • The Joseph Cleary, M.D. Award for a student who has shown a particular commitment to ensuring the success of the educational and clinical experience at the Larner College of Medicine Connecticut Nuvance Campus
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Questions?

  • Contact Liz Dohrman at elizabeth.dohrman@med.uvm.edu or 802-656-3401.