Student Doctor of Distinction Award Granted to Students of Great Character
Every day, administration learns of students going “above and beyond” what is expected of them. Students offering extra help tutoring anatomy, students helping their classmates move into a new apartment, and students choosing to represent the College and the profession while volunteering their time in the community.
Eager to recognize students who exceed expectations, Dean Allan Boike created the “Student Doctor of Distinction” program this summer. This program aims to highlight and honor students who represent the College and the profession well by displaying collaboration, kindness, empathy, and a sense of responsibility in supporting those around them.
Beginning in August, the college began soliciting nominations for the Student Doctor of Distinction, which is to be awarded on a bi-monthly basis. Students in all class years are eligible, and can be nominated by fellow students, faculty, and staff. Once nominations are collected, a small committee comprised of faculty and staff review them and select a recipient every other month.
Nominations are made based on contributions to the college, profession or community, support of peers, and representation of KSUCPM. As this is an award granted strictly based on character, there is no academic criteria, or student organization involvement associated with the honor. Each Student Doctor of Distinction selected for the 2020/2021 academic year will receive a $500 scholarship, a VIP reserved parking spot, a KSUCPM sweatshirt and social media recognition.