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In Praise of Those Praising the Praiseworthy

2023-01-02

Author(s): Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Publication (Outlet/Website): Medium (Humanist Voices)

Publication Date (yyyy/mm/dd): 2019/01/05

For any community, the needs of gathering together as one are essential, and at regular intervals. We also find the need to recognize excellence within the more giving and exceptional members of the community.

As a case in point, Will Ross, M.D., Associate Dean for Diversity Programs and a Professor of Medicine as well as the Principal Officer for Community Partnerships, was nominated by the Washington University School of Medicine students. It was a nomination for an award for Humanism in Medicine, which is a national award.

It is presented once per years via the Association of the American Medical Colleges. It, in essences, focuses on the core values of humanism with caring and compassionate conduct in the advising and teaching of students.

Where this is the core aspects of the reason for the nomination of the award for Will Ross, he helped with the promotion of health equity and the immersion of the newer students into the subjects of medicine within their first half-month within the medical school programs.

“Ross has been instrumental in redesigning local access to health care for the underserved as the founder of the Saturday Neighborhood Health Clinic and co-founder of Casa de Salud Latino Health Center,” as reported, ‘Ross was honored as part of the Distinguished Service Teaching Awards for the 2017–18 academic year. The awards, which were first given in 1991, reflect the students’ appreciation for dedication, patience and skill in training aspiring physicians.”

References

The St. Louis American. (2018, December 19). Dr. Ross recognized by students for Humanism in Medicine. Retrieved from www.stlamerican.com/your_health_matters/health_news/dr-ross-recognized-by-students-for-humanism-in-medicine/article_f447a21a-03e6-11e9-aec9-53d430352452.html.

License

In-Sight Publishing by Scott Douglas Jacobsen is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Based on a work at www.in-sightpublishing.com.

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