Two 2015 CiM Excellence in Medical Student Career Advising Awards were presented during the Group on Student Affairs (GSA) National Business Meeting at Learn Serve Lead: The AAMC Annual Meeting. Congratulations to our award winners!
Program Award: University of Central Florida College of Medicine
The University of Central Florida (UCF) College of Medicine in Orlando, Fla. is recognized for a comprehensive set of navigational tools to guide students in their career development through the COM Physician Advising and Support System (COMPASS).
These navigational tools include a combination of required curricular and optional sessions, dedicated online resources, and — perhaps most importantly — a series of highly individualized advising sessions that provide students personalized guidance. Marcy Verduin, MD, leads the COMPASS program and accepted this award on behalf of the school.
Advisor Award: Scott Davenport
Scott Davenport, assistant director for student affairs at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis, Minn., is recognized for his dedication to helping students achieve their goals in becoming a physician.
He has helped more than 2,500 students navigate challenges and successfully match to residency training by employing three themes: transparency, connections to specialty career resources, and quality improvement.
Scott firmly believes that students know best. He learns from each student’s experience and creates quality improvement initiatives to enhance future support. Scott has held true to one core mission: supply students with what they need, when they need it, how they need it, and where they are.