The 2019 Student Scholars in Oslerian Medicine
Front row: Katie Cook, Carolyn Nguyen, Mrs. Kathrine McGovern, Kara Jencks, Anna Fields and
Back row: Philip Lavere, Ethan Hinds, Yasmin Tuchaai, Laura Fitzgerald, Jacob Moran (Student Scholar emeritus), Colt Keo-Meier, and Kimberly Khoo
The McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine is pleased to announce the
John P. McGovern Student Awards in Oslerian Medicine. These awards
provide monetary support for the education of medical students whose
performance and conduct exemplify those ideals of medical practice as
promulgated by Sir William Osler. The fundamental principles of Oslerian
- Compassionate, personalized medical care that emphasizes the doctor/patient relationship
- Incorporation of a sound scientific basis for optimal patient care
- Professional behavior at all times
The students that are given the honor of this award are called
"Osler Student Scholars." The expectations of the Osler Student Scholars
- Learn about the values and principles that governed the professional lives of John P. McGovern and Sir William Osler.
- Be active in the community of Osler Student Scholars and participate in projects of others or your own.
- Serve as a role model for your Osler Student Society and foster
learning for yourself and others about Oslerian principles and
incorporate those ideals into your education and practice.
- Encourage reflection on humanities and the importance of science as a foundation for the practice of medicine.
- Attend monthly meetings of the John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine and other meetings of the Osler Student Scholars.
- Attend, and consider presenting at, the annual American Osler Society meeting and bimonthly Osler Club meetings.
Each award will be for $10,000 per year. In 2020, awards will be
presented to (5) five students: (2) two rising sophomores and (3) three entering the
second, third, or fourth years who are in good academic standing in the
UTMB School of Medicine (SOM).
A medical student who becomes an Osler Student Scholar as a
sophomore will receive funding for three (3) consecutive years, a
medical student who becomes an Osler Student Scholar as a junior will
receive funding for two (2) consecutive years, and a medical student who
becomes an Osler Student Scholar as a senior will receive funding for
one (1) year.
Medical students who are enrolled in dual degree programs are also
eligible to become an Osler Student Scholar. A student enrolled in a
dual degree program who becomes an Osler Student Scholar as a sophomore
medical student will receive funding for only three (3) consecutive
years without regard to which UTMB school the student is enrolled. A
student enrolled in a dual degree program who becomes an Osler Student
Scholar as a junior medical student will receive funding for only two
(2) consecutive years without regard to which UTMB school the student is
enrolled. A student enrolled in a dual degree program who becomes an
Osler Student Scholar as a senior student will receive funding for only
Faculty who have worked with medical students as small group
facilitators or preceptors in clinical settings, or mentors in the Osler
Student Societies or other organizations, are especially encouraged to
recommend this opportunity to worthy students.
Interested students may download an application by Clicking Here
. The applicant must also submit letters of recommendation from one of
his or her POM faculty members, from another member of the SOM faculty,
and from a medical student well acquainted with the applicant. An
optional fourth letter of recommendation may be submitted by any other
person who knows the applicant well. (Current Osler Scholars are
excluded from writing letters of recommendation for nominees unless the
faculty is the student’s sole POM facilitator.)
Applications and letters of recommendation may be submitted in hard
copy to: UTMB-McGovern Academy, 301 University Blvd., Galveston, TX 77555-0162, or electronically to the McGovern Academy (email@example.com). The completed application and all letters of recommendation must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 17, 2020. For answers to questions about the application, please call the McGovern Academy office at (409) 747-9680 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To download a copy of the Osler Student Scholars' Handbook Click Here
Please be advised: This is an ‘award’ not a ‘scholarship.’ Student
Awards in Oslerian Medicine are non-academic prizes and recipients
receive a personal check in the amount of $10,000. Scholarships, on the
other hand, are managed through Enrollment Services, take the form of
educational financial aid and payments are trackable through MyStar.
This designation was made to help students remain eligible for the full
amount of federal loans allowed for medical students.
Also, this is reportable income for a US student/Resident Alien
student and taxable according to your respective filing status. For
further reporting requirements, please consult a tax professional.
The 2019 recipients are:
The recipients are honored during the annual Osler Oration