Department Blog

At SOM graduation exercises May 16, Assistant Professor Ryan Spangler, MD, director of undergraduate medical education, won a Student Council Faculty Award. Winners are chosen by the Class of 2024 as its “most effective teachers in the preclinical and clinical years, as well as exemplary role models for the class.” 

Members of the Class of 2024 who received awards and honors include four incoming EM interns: 

Tara Balasubramanian, MD, received the Robert R. R. Roberts, MD Memorial Prize in medicine and the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Award for excellence in emergency medicine. She is a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society.  

Priya Patel, MD, received the American College of Emergency Physicians Medical Student Professionalism and Leadership Award. She is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha and Gold Humanism honor societies. 

Emma Silverman, MD, received the Faculty Gold Medal for outstanding qualifications for the practice of medicine, the Leonard M. Hummel Memorial Award for excellence in internal medicine, and the Leonard Tow Humanitarianism in Medicine award. She will begin her combined EM/IM residency next month. 

William Zhu, MD, received the Carolyn J. Pass MD ’66 and Richard M. Susel MD ’66 Academy Student Teaching Fellows Award.