Galveston County Daily News (Internet / Print) 07/08/06 Houston physician John P. McGovern has contributed $1.5 million to the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston to endow professional societies that will immerse the university’s first- and second-year medical students in the ideals of humane, patient-centered care. This fall, all of UTMB’s approximately 220 incoming medical students will automatically become members of one of eight William Osler Student Societies, which are a program of the university’s John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine. Select faculty and members of the academy — Osler Scholars and Osler Student Scholars — will be paired with each society to serve as mentors. Osler Scholars are practicing UTMB faculty physicians who are recognized for their devotion to the art of compassionate care and for excelling as role models for students and for other physicians.