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iUTMB  •  Published Thursday, January 25, 2018, 7:34 AM

Call for nominations: William Osler Scholars - due March 9

Dear Colleagues:

I am pleased to invite you to submit nominations for two (2) new William Osler Scholars in the John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine. Funded by a generous gift from Houston physician-philanthropist John P. McGovern, a $1,000,000 endowment will support each Scholar’s activities related to patient care and teaching.

The successful candidates will be chosen for exemplifying the principles of highly competent, humane, compassionate, patient-centered care and teaching embodied by Sir William Osler. To be eligible, a candidate must meet the following criteria:

  • Full-time membership on the UTMB School of Medicine faculty
  • M.D. or M.D. /Ph.D. degree
  • Rank of assistant professor or above
  • Major responsibilities in teaching and patient care
  • Model for a humanistic and compassionate approach to patients, students and colleagues
  • Each Osler Scholar, on accepting this designation, will agree to devote some of his or her time to learning about Osler together with the other Scholars.

UTMB students, house staff, faculty and staff may nominate individuals by submitting a statement of 250 words maximum, describing how the candidate exemplifies Oslerian ideals in patient care and teaching. These nominations must be submitted, in hard copy format, by 12 noon on Friday, March 9, 2018 to: Sheila Lidstone, VP/Chief of Staff, Office of the President, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, Texas 77555-0129.  Nominations must be submitted by campus mail, regular mail or hand delivery; we are not able to accept nominations by fax, scan or email. Please clearly mark the envelope "Osler Scholar Nominations." You can obtain more information on the current Osler Scholars at https://www.utmb.edu/osler/Scholars/FacultyScholars.  

The two (2) new Osler Scholars will be announced during the 17th annual Osler Oration on Friday, July 20, 2018, to be held at the J.D. Rogers Bldg. (2021 Strand) from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Thank you for helping UTMB recognize and support some of its finest clinicians and educators.


David Callender, MD, MBA, FACS