In keeping with the ongoing efforts of the David Geffen School of Medicine to improve the culture of medicine and celebrate a respectful environment for medical students, the Medical Student Council created an "Excellence in Teaching with Humanism Residents and Fellows Award" in 2013. This award created and presented by the DGSOM medical student body recognizes residents and fellows who model exemplary behavior toward medical students and other members of the health care team. For DGSOM medical students to become compassionate and effective future physicians, they must first have resident and fellow role models and mentors demonstrating such attributes. Excellence in Teaching with Humanism Residents and Fellows Award winners serve as exceptional mentors and are recognized for their ongoing contributions to the clinical training of DGSOM medical students. Nominations were collected for residents and fellows who embody qualities and attributes as outlined below:
Not a previous "Excellence in Teaching with Humanism Residents Award" recipient
Rajiv Jayadevan, MD Urology PGY-3 UCLA
Ara Ko, MDSurgery PGY-2 Harbor UCLA
Ara Ko, MDSurgery PGY-5Cedars-Sinai
Minha Maturama, MDObsterics & Gynecology PGY-2Harbor UCLA
Hayley Osen, MD AnesthesiologyPGY-1 UCLA
Michael Robinson, MDSurgery PGY-5 UCLA
Evan Shih, MD Internal Medicine PGY-1 UCLA
Cara Siegel, MDNeurologyPGY-2 UCLA
Will Toppen, MDInternal Medicine PGY-2 UCLA
Nina Vyas, MDObstetrics & Gynecology PGY-2 UCLA
Rajiv Jayadevan, MD
"He was very patient, very kind, and compassionate. I hope to be like him when I am a resident."
Sonam Kapadia, MD
"She treats her patients with tremendous respect, professionalism, and humanism."
"We heard stories of fears of death, missing birthdays, regrets - she conforted patients like they were her own family."
Minha Maturana, MD
"Her patient centered care was outstanding. (She) advocated for me and will make me a better physician."
Hayley Osen, MD
"(She) is the embodiment of humility, kindness, patience and humanism. (She) uses her heart and her brain."
Michael Robinson, MD
"(He) created a positive learning environment and worked to provide encouraging and constructive feedback."
Evan Shih, MD
"He has a special way of making every patient feel at ease and cared for, connecting with patients."
Cara Siegel, MD
"Her courage and professionalism are exactly what humanism means to me. An exemplary role model."
Will Toppen, MD
"(He) led by example, showing incredible compassion and thoughtfulness in each patient interaction."
Nina Vyas, MD
"(She) embodies best the ideals of humanism in teaching. She helped the patient feel like she was in a space that was free of judgement."