John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine is comprised of physicians in the School of Medicine selected for their dedication to the ideals of clinical practice, education, and humanities in medicine as taught by Sir William Osler. The academy established
this Award for Excellence in Basic Sciences or Humanities for an essay written by a senior medical student taking a fourth year selective course. Known as Osler Scholars, the faculty members of the academy award the prize to a student whose paper reflects
astute observation and either an exceptional grasp of scientific method and analysis or an equally exceptional ability to apply the humanities to the issue discussed, combined with clear articulation of these concepts.
2021 BSHS Essay Award Recipient:
Maeka A. De La Torre
- 2020 - Ronan Allencherril
- 2019 - Cara Pritchett