The nominees for the lectureship are UTMB faculty members noted for a high level of professionalism in patient care, teaching and/or medical research, and candidates exemplify the principles of professionalism in everyday behavior and in interactions with peers, patients, and students. Nominations can come from students, house staff, faculty and staff. Selections are made annually by the Organizing Committee: Drs. Judith Aronson, Mark Holden, Alexander Indrikovs, Susan McCannon, Juan Olano, and David Walker and Ms. Norma Hernandez.
Previous recipients of the Lectureship for Professionalism in Medicine are:
- 2012: Susan D. McCammon, M.D.
- 2013: Jack B. Alperin, M.D., F.A.C.P.
- 2014: Joan E. Nichols, Ph.D.