School of Medicine holds clinician's ceremony March 27

Ceremony marks medical students' transition to clinical setting

RENO, Nev. — The University of Nevada School of Medicine will host its Tenth Annual Clinician's Ceremony on March 27 beginning at 4 p.m. in the Joe Crowley Student Union Ballroom on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.

This transitional ceremony for the Class of 2011 marks their progression from basic sciences classroom instruction to the clinical years of medical education. The ceremony itself has several important elements including the awarding of Professionalism Awards for outstanding student examples of professionalism from the ranks of the Class of 2011.

In addition, six medical residents will be recognized with the Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Awards from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. Those awardees include Kate Martin, M.D., family medicine resident in Las Vegas; Jonathan McCaleb, OB/GYN resident in Las Vegas; Charles (Randy) St. Hill, M.D., and Wright Jones, M.D., surgical residents in Las Vegas; and Katie Barto Julian, M.D. and Saman Hayatdavoudi, M.D., internal medicine residents in Reno. These awards are special because awardees are nominated by their peers.

Five students and residents and two faculty members will also be inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society which recognizes exceptional medical students, residents and physician-teachers for excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to service.

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The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, Nevada's first public medical school, is a community-based, research-intensive medical school with a statewide vision for a healthy Nevada. Established in 1969, UNR Med is improving the health and well-being of all Nevadans and their communities through excellence in student education, postgraduate training and clinical care, research with local, national and global impact and a culture of diversity and inclusion.