In March, MUSC Senior Mentor Program hosted its annual graduation
luncheon for nearly 200 guests.
According to Kelly Dillon,
Division of Neurosciences Center on Aging program assistant, each year
the graduating class of the College of Medicine students, along with
the senior mentors that they have been working with throughout all four
years of school, are recognized.
"This is a chance to get
together one more time to celebrate and thank our mentors for their
contributions to the geriatric education of their students," Dillon
said. "Many mentors and students have formed close bonds during the
last four years."
College of Medicine's Jefferson
Brownell with senior mentor Gladys Durand during the March 16
Donna Kern, M.D.,
associate dean of curriculum integration and implementation, announced
the recipients of the 2011 Paul "Put" Putman Awards. This monetary
award was created in memoriam of previous mentor, Paul Putman, by his
family to recognize students who show superior performance in their
geriatric assignments, great love for their patients, and display
compassion and caring through volunteer work or choosing a career in
College of Medicine's
Valarian Bruce and Brandon Brown are this year's winners and will be
presented with the official award at the Awards Ceremony in May.