In 2001, Houston physician-philanthropist John P. McGovern donated $5
million to provide endowments for the William Osler Scholars: practicing
physicians on the School of Medicine faculty selected based on their
history of giving highly competent, humane, compassionate care and
serving as outstanding teachers and role models for these qualities.
Each Osler Scholar holds the honor for five years; together, they
comprise the new John P. McGovern, M.D., Academy of Oslerian Medicine.