Student Curriculum Committee

F. Tremaine Billings Jr. Award for Clinical Teaching

The F. Tremaine Billings Jr. Award for Clinical Teaching is awarded by Vanderbilt medical students to residents and fellows whose commitment to education exceed the responsibilities of their appointment.  The Billings Award exists to commend these individuals whose additional effort to our development as physicians often goes unrecognized.

It is the hope of the Student Curriculum Committee that this Award validates those interested in teaching and working with medical students and encourages them to pursue it further.  We also hope it inspires others to make education a priority.

At its inception in 2003, this accolade was known as the CANDLE Award, but in 2014 the award was renamed the F. Tremaine Billings Jr. Award to honor a distinguished member of the Vanderbilt academic community who demonstrated such dedication to medical students.  

This Award honors both its recipients and the memory of Dr. Billings who completed his residency at Vanderbilt as the chief medical resident and served as VUSM's first Dean of Students.  Later, he served as Associate Dean for Medical Center Development, initiating Vanderbilt's program for the underserved in Appalachia.  Dr. Billings was an exceptional example of the true meaning of doctor which is derived from the Latin docere: to teach

Please take a moment of your time and nominate a resident or fellow who has played an exemplary role in your clinical education.

 

Sincerely,

Jake DeVolder
VMS Class of 2015
Co-Chair, F. Tremaine Billings Jr. Award Selection Committee

Pat Kelly
VMS Class of 2015
Co-Chair, F. Tremaine Billings Jr. Award Selection Committee
 

 


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