The School of Medicine and the Office of Academic Affairs recognize excellence in teaching and compassionate patient care through a number of awards. These awards have specific criteria for nomination and voting procedures for each. They are presented at the Annual Awards Convocation for the senior class and also at the commencement exercises. These are administered through the Office of the Dean for Academic Affairs and the Dean of Student Affairs.


Allen A. Copping Excellence in Teaching Award

Clarence H. Webb Award for Outstanding Clinical Instruction

Adrian F. Reed Award for Outstanding Basic Science Instructor

Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award – Faculty and Student

John Vanchiere, MD, PhD

John Vanchiere, MD, PhD

Congratulations to the 2019 Allen A. Copping Excellence in Teaching Award Recipient, John Vanchiere, MD, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics. 

This prestigious award recognizes those whose teaching skill sets the standard for excellence in academic performance. It is the highest teaching award in the School of Medicine.