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Graduate Medical Education Awards

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Graduate Medical Education Awards

Children’s Mercy Kansas City promotes and recognizes excellence in education each year with a series of awards presented at the Annual Graduate Medical Education Awards Ceremony.

Medical Student Awards


Laura L. Backus, MD, Senior Student Award

Presented to a student who receives honors in the Pediatric Core Clerkship and who chooses pediatric residency training upon completion of medical school

List of Past Recipients

Barbara J. Allphin, MD, Residents as Teachers Award

Presented for outstanding teaching and support of medical student education

List of Past Recipients

Herbert A. Wenner, MD, Faculty Award

Presented for outstanding teaching and support of medical student education

List of Past Recipients

Nursing Awards


Nursing Unit of the Year Award

Presented to a nursing unit which was able to foster the development of the residents as physicians through their exemplary skills in communication, patient care, team dynamic, and professionalism

Nurse of the Year Award

Presented to a nurse who contributed to the residents’ education by demonstrating outstanding communication skills and professionalism

Resident Awards


Clark W. Seely, MD, Award

Presented to the resident who serves as a role model of compassion in continuing care, demonstrated by good rapport with families and ancillary staff, continuity, and recruitment of new patients

Jane F. Knapp, MD Emergency Medicine Award

Chosen by the PEM faculty, fellows, and charge nurses and presented to the resident who demonstrated excellent emergency medical care and knowledge

Hematology/Oncology Award

Chosen by the Hematology/Oncology attending staff and presented to the resident who demonstrated excellence in care of and compassion toward hematology/oncology patients

Pediatric Critical Care Award

Presented to the resident with the best PICU rotation performance as determined by a composite evaluation

Edward R. Christophersen Award

Chosen by the faculty in Developmental and Behavioral Sciences and presented to the resident who demonstrated exceptional enthusiasm and aptitude for this field of pediatric subspecialty

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Award

Presented to a senior resident who provides outstanding service during their residency. This mark of excellence highlights professionalism and leadership as well as dedication to the multidisciplinary care of our patients

Hospital Medicine Award

Chosen by the Section of Pediatric Hospital Medicine and presented to the resident who demonstrates excellence in clinical, supervisory and teaching skills in the inpatient setting

Professor Rounds Awards

Presented to the resident who prepared and delivered the best Professor Rounds presentation

Daniel C. Darrow, MD, Award

Chosen by fellow house officers and the hospital attending staff as outstanding house officer of the year

List of Past Recipients

Mercy Award

Presented to the third-year resident chosen by fellow residents as a role model

List of Past Recipients

Saggie Alon Research Award

Presented to a resident for outstanding research

Fellow Awards


Fellow Teaching Award

The outstanding fellow educator of the year

List of Past Recipients

Fellow Continuous Quality and Practice Improvement Award

Presented to the fellows with the most outstanding CQPI projects

Fellow Research Award

Presented to a fellow for outstanding research

Faculty Awards


Outstanding Teaching Section Award

The section which, as a whole, works hard to provide excellent resident education

List of Past Recipients

Daniel Scagliotti, MD, Educator of the Year Award

List of Past Recipients

Award Criteria


Residents nominate individuals or a group for the Nursing Awards, Scagliotti Award, Outstanding Fellow Award, Outstanding Teaching Section, and Mercy Award. An electronic survey was used to determine the winners. The Darrow Award is chosen by an electronic write-in ballot of clinical pediatric faculty, fellows, and residents.

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