UTMB medical student HyoJeong Han won the 2010 John P. McGovern Professionalism Essay Award. From her essay: “I observed interprofessional relationships even before entering medical school. However, I didn’t realize how important they were until my clinical site visit. During the visit, I observed doctors, physical therapists and nurses working together to treat a patient with cerebral palsy. The doctors were making sure the patient was in good health; the nurses were switching the patient’s body position and changing her diaper; the physical therapists were researching an appropriate cast for her twisted leg. It was amazing to see all of these people, each with specific roles, working together to treat this one patient. From this experience, I learned working as a team and listening to everyone’s input isn’t only admirable — but necessary to act in the patient’s best interest.”