Francis Massie Award
This award is in honor of Dr. Francis Massie, who served as President of the Fayette County Medical Society. Dr. Massie was one of the founding members of the Southern Society of Clinical Surgeons; he was the first Secretary and later President of the Kentucky Surgical Association. Dr. Massie was also the catalyst who first brought the idea of a University of Kentucky Medical School to Governor Albert Chandler. This award is given annually to one senior medical student who demonstrates outstanding potential as a physician within the Department of Surgery.
2015 Eric S. Schmidt
2016 David Saxon
David excelled in the surgery clerkship with intelligence, diligence and, a strong desire to achieve as well as high academic scores throughout the 3rd surgery clerkship.
Andrew R. Pulito Award
The award is given in honor of Dr. Andrew Pulito, pediatric surgeon, and long-time general surgery clerkship director.
This award is given to a student who exemplifies excellence in academics, clinical care, leadership and teaching in the field of surgery.
2015 Patrick Hensley
2016 Justin Penticuff
Justin exhibited all around excellence in academics, clinical care, leadership, and teaching while pursuing a career in surgery.