School of Medicine and Health Sciences announces sophomore award winners

Dean Joshua Wynne, second-year medical student Anna Melicher, and assistant professor Mandy Meyer at the 2018 UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences Sophomore Awards
Dean Joshua Wynne, second-year medical student Anna Melicher, and assistant professor Mandy Meyer at the 2018 UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences Sophomore Awards

Several second-year medical students were recipients of a series of sophomore awards May 10, when the School of Medicine and Health Sciences hosted its 2018 Sophomore Awards luncheon.

Academic, teaching, and service awards were presented on behalf of the School and the North Dakota Medical Association, including the:

North Dakota Medical Association Awards
Awarded to second-year students nominated by their peers, the Class of 2020, and recognized for outstanding performance in the following three curricular areas:

Group Leadership and Professionalism: Paige Williams, Wahpeton, N.D.
Engages in ethical conduct, facilitates group interaction and productivity, motivates others to learn, exhibits personal integrity, and interacts with others appropriately with respect and courtesy.

Peer Teaching:  Annika Strand, Grand Forks, N.D.
Outstanding contributions to the group’s database and facilitating group learning, skillful and accurate presentations, and willingness to assist fellow classmates to learn concepts they do not understand.

Integration of Basic Science and Clinical Application:  John “Jack” Stacy, Cheyenne, Wyo.
Ability to analyze problems, generate hypotheses, set priorities, test hypotheses and formulate alternative hypotheses, draw appropriate conclusions, and apply the knowledge to patient cases.

SMHS Academic Awards

The following awards are presented to second-year medical students in recognition of their overall academic achievements:

The DeBoer Memorial Award:  Ashley Wood, Georgetown, Minn.
Given in memory of Mrs. Benjamin DeBoer and presented by the Department of Biomedical Sciences (formerly by the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Therapeutics).

Dr. Philip H. Woutat Memorial Scholarship Award:  Anna Melicher, Fargo, N.D.
Presented by the Department of Biomedical Sciences (formerly by the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology) on behalf of Mrs. Philip H. Woutat in memory of her husband for his longtime service as a radiology instructor.