Description of Grant
The John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine (the Academy)
invites the UTMB community to propose an outstanding teacher to spend 1
to 5 days on campus as a Visiting Osler Scholar (VOS). The person
selected as the VOS would be expected to participate in the teaching
activities of the institution within the thematic areas designated by
the Academy. Examples of activities include rounding with students and
house staff, leading small group conferences with trainees and meeting
with interested faculty. The schedule should also include an
opportunity for the VOS to meet with the Osler Scholars for an informal
discussion regarding teaching medicine and related disciplines. It is
anticipated that the VOS would make a formal presentation to which all
UTMB faculty and students would be invited. Proposals that include
participation by the VOS with another department or group focused on
teaching would be welcome.
Criteria for the Visiting Osler Scholar
The candidate must be a scholar and an active faculty or staff member
at another academic center. He or she must be an accomplished
professional and a recognized teacher of disciplines appropriate to
medicine. The visitor's excellence as an educator should be documented
in some manner such as the receipt of teaching awards or other
The Academy is not seeking someone with the longest or most
outstanding CV. Neither is the candidate expected to have highly
specialized knowledge in medical esoterica or an established record as a
researcher in medical education. Instead, the candidate should be
recognized as a highly stimulating and skillful teacher. The candidate
should be someone whose teaching is most effective when conducted in
Financial Terms of the Grant
Funding for the VOS will be up to $10,000 commensurate with the cost
of the program, duration of visit and reasonable honorarium up to
$1,000 per day. Details of scheduling of events and activities will be
coordinated in conjunction with the McGovern Academy staff.
2019 Recipient: William Greenway, PhD, Professor of Philosophical Theology, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Austin, Texas
- Jon K. Crispin, B.F.A., Freelance and Documentary Photographer
- Dr. Charles Bosk, Professor of Sociology, Professor of
Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Perelman School of Medicine, Senior
Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of
Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA.
- Dr. James Edmonson: Associate Professor of History and Chief
Curator of the Dittrick Medical History Center at Case Western Reserve
University in Cleveland, OH.
- Pamela J. Miller, B.A., Dpl. L.A., U.C.L.: History of Medicine Librarian, Osler Library, McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
- Dr. Franklin Trimm: Professor, Vice Chairman, and Chief of
Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics, at
the University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL.
- Dr. Robert Rakel: Professor Emeritus, Department of Family and Community Medicine, at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX
- Dr. Bruce Barrett: Associate Professor of Family Medicine, with
Joint Appointments in Anthropology and Population Health, University of