Caduceus Club

Created in 1998 by the Class of 1999, the Caduceus Club allows students to take an active role in promoting a standard of excellence in both resident physicians and faculty.  The Club carries out the nominations and voting for awards presented to outstanding teachers and clinicians at the annual Caduceus Club Faculty and Resident Teaching Awards ceremony.  Nominations are accepted from first- through fourth-year medical students, who then vote for those individuals they think have best exemplified the standards of professionalism, academic excellence, and scholarship in both the clinical and basic science years of medical school.

Explanation of Awards

The Lee Brashears Award
Awarded by the 1st year class to the individual who goes above and beyond his/her duties as a teacher in the College of Medicine to provide friendship and support to students (in memory of Mr. Lee Brashears, anatomy instructor and friend of class of 1999)

Outstanding College of Medicine Staff Awards
Awarded to those individuals who go beyond their usual duties to assist students in the pursuit of their medical education

Outstanding Course of the Year
Awarded to the basic science course which 1st and 2nd year students regard as the best educational experience including curriculum, content, and professor interaction with students

Professor of the Year
Awarded by the 1st and 2nd year students to basic science faculty demonstrating exemplary professionalism, mentorship, and scholarship

Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award
Third year students select six residents to receive the Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, based on their demonstration of commitment to teaching and compassionate treatment of patients and families, students, and colleagues

Outstanding Resident Awards
Awarded by 3rd year students to individuals who perform as role model residents characterized by approachability, excellent patient care, and willingness to teach

Clerkship of the Year
Awarded by the 3rd year class to the clinical clerkship that most facilitates teaching excellence in an effort to mold ethical, caring physicians

Attendings of the Year
Awarded by 3rd year students to the attending physicians who demonstrate superior teaching skills and serve as an excellent physician role model

Outstanding Fellow Award
Awarded by the 4th year students to the fellow who demonstrates superb teaching skills as well as an excellent fund of knowledge

Clinical Teaching Recognition Awards
Awarded by the 4th year students to the attendings that have demonstrated the most dedication to teaching and educating medical students

Mentor of the Year
Awarded by the 4th year students to the attending who in addition to being a physician role model has been eager to engage and assist students in pursuit of their chosen medical field

Caduceus Club Founders Award
Awarded by the membership of the Caduceus Club to individuals who promote a spirit of leadership and academic excellence through his/her support of the Caduceus Club activities

Basic Sciences Department of the Year
Awarded to the basic sciences department which students feel best prepares them for the USMLE Step 1 and for the clinical years through a commitment to academic excellence

Clinical Department of the Year
Awarded to the clinical department that achieves the following specific criteria:  provides timely feedback to students, includes material consistent with NBME criteria in curriculum, upholds current standards of care regarding their discipline, creates an environment conducive to constructive dialogue, implements professionalism toward students and patients, and promotes faculty, resident, and staff teaching.

2014 Award Winners
2013 Award Winners

2012 Award Winners

2011 Award Winners
2010 Award Winners
2009 Award Winners
2008 Award Winners
2007 Award Winners
2002 - 2006 Award Winners