Golden Apple awarded to Anesthesiology/Critical Care Rotation for 3rd consecutive year

The Department of Anesthesiology’s clinical rotation was honored with the Golden Apple Award for Clinical Science for the third year in a row during the College of Medicine’s Senior Student and Faculty Awards ceremony on May 7.

Each year, the graduating class votes on the best clinical rotation of their medical training to receive the Golden Apple Award. The Anesthesiology and Critical Care Rotation that was honored is directed by Chris Giordano, M.D., associate professor of anesthesiology.

This achievement is truly a reflection of the dedication and commitment to student education shown by every member of our department.

“This is completely a departmental award, and I am very fortunate to participate,” Giordano said.

Timothy Martin, M.D., M.B.A, F.A.S.A., professor of anesthesiology, associate chair for education, and chief of the pediatric anesthesiology division, thanked everyone for their efforts and commitment.

“I cannot overstate the tremendous importance of demonstrating interest and enthusiasm in our area of medicine, and of willfully looking for ways to include students of all types (medical, SRNA, student AA, undergraduate college students, etc.) in our teaching discussions and, when appropriate, procedures,” he said.

This is the fifth year that our department has received the Golden Apple Award. The classes of 2020, 2019, 2001, and 1997 also recognized the clerkship. ​

Also at the ceremony, the 2021 J.S. Gravenstein Award was presented to Gabriella Tom-Williams, M.D., one of the senior medical students who demonstrated excellence in the beginning study of anesthesiology.

The J.S. Gravenstein Award is presented each year to an outstanding graduate who intends to pursue anesthesiology. Tom-Williams will join the Anesthesiology Residency Program as a PGY1 resident on July 1.

Please help us to congratulate Drs. Tom-Williams and Giordano, as well the entire department!