Fourth Year medical students voluntarily enroll in the Practice of
Medicine-4 Course. Students meet monthly in small groups with faculty
facilitators. During the POM-4 Course, students continue to reflect and
grow in their professional identity by continuing their mentoring
relationship with a faculty facilitator. Topics of discussion include
(but are not limited to) reflection, mentoring, career planning,
professionalism, and the healthcare system structure. One session is
dedicated to Sir William Osler in which students write an essay about
Osler’s contributions to medical education for medical students and
postgraduates in training. The John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian
Medicine sponsors an award for this essay. Each facilitator may nominate
two (2) essays from their group for consideration.
Beau T. Vandiver
Oluwafunmilayo M. Babalola
Recipients are honored during the March Osler Club meeting.