July 23, 2021
See who won Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science's 2021 awards for outstanding educators, students, residents, and fellows.
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science recognized its faculty and students with awards that highlight the vital contributions they have made to education in the past year.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic created challenges for in-person education, the contributions of each of these award recipients have helped Mayo Clinic continue to provide a first-class education to its students.
Teacher of the Year Award recipients
Each year, students graduating from Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine select faculty members to receive Teacher of the Year Awards. These awards acknowledge outstanding contributions to medical education at Mayo Clinic.
Teachers of the Year - Rochester
Andrea Adams, M.D.
Teachers of the Year - Arizona
Nitin Mishra, M.B.B.S., M.S.
Mira Keddis, M.D.
Golden Stethoscope Award recipients
Third- and fourth-year students in Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine select residents and fellows each year for the Golden Stethoscope Award. The award honors remarkable commitment to medical student education during clinical rotations, even as the residents focus on their own studies. Students select up to four residents each year across Mayo Clinic.
Golden Stethoscope Award - Rochester
Golden Stethescope Award recipients in Rochester are:
Elizabeth Armstrong, M.D.
Adela Cope, M.D.
Danielle Falde, M.D.
Golden Stethoscope Award - Arizona
The award recipients in Arizona are:
John Davitt, M.D.
Patty Lu, M.D.
Shawn Malan, M.D.
Dean's Diversity and Inclusion Award recipients
This is the first time Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine is recognizing students with a Dean's Diversity and Inclusion Award. Award recipients exemplify outstanding service to the medical school for efforts related to diversity and inclusion.
The recipients are M.D./Ph.D. students who have dedicated themselves to mentoring many students through the admissions process. At times, both also have personally advised Fredric Meyer, M.D., Waugh Executive Dean for Education, to keep diversity and inclusion top of mind within Mayo Clinic's educational initiatives. "I am appreciative to both of them for setting the bar for student engagement to make our school even better, and for keeping diversity and inclusion at the forefront of our educational mission," Dr. Meyer says.
The recipients for 2021 are:
Dean's Recognition Award recipients
The Dean's Recognition Award recipients are chosen by Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine leaders. Award winners are:
Diana Smith, M.B.A.
Distinguished Service Award recipients
Distinguished Service Award recipients are Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine educators or leaders who have exemplified exceptional education and service to the medical school throughout their careers. Award recipients are:
Marcia Andresen Reid, M.S.
J. Michael Bostwick, M.D.
William and Charles Mayo Award recipient
This prestigious award is presented to a graduating medical school student who embodies the values of Mayo Clinic and the values of the U.S. armed forces: integrity, leadership and service. The award winner is: