August 1, 2003

Martin receives Candle Award

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Martin receives Candle Award

Dr. Jason Martin, a resident in the division of General Internal Medicine, is the second recipient of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Candle (Caring, Advocating, Nurturing, Determination, Leadership, and Empathy) Award, a monthly award given by Vanderbilt medical students to individuals who have devoted themselves to teaching and mentoring.

Recipients of the award are nominated and chosen based upon their positive impact on the lives of physicians-in-training, and are recognized by their students as examples of excellence in medical education.

“Jason is an intern whose clinical knowledge is superior,” a student wrote in nominating Martin. “He is constantly furthering his knowledge and seeking out the latest research about treatments for his patients. His interpersonal skills are excellent and should be emulated by all. I was able to observe him discuss end of life issues with a patient's family and although it was his first day following the patient, the family was obviously comforted by his honesty, compassion, and willingness to make himself available if needed at any time.

He always makes time to spend with his patients, and treats nurses, staff and patients with the utmost respect. He is calm in any situation, and is able to handle a large patient load without sacrificing attention to detail, or quality of patient care. I am lucky to have worked with him, and he will be a great physician to patients, and a teacher to students and residents in the future.”