February 9, 2007

Med students light CANDLE for Russ

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Stephan Russ, M.D.

Med students light CANDLE for Russ

Stephan Russ, M.D., a resident in the Department of Emergency Medicine, was recently chosen by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine students to receive the CANDLE (Caring, Advocating, Nurturing, Determination, Leadership and Empathy) Award.

Recipients 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.

“He made a huge effort to think of ways for me to feel involved with the care of my patients,” one of his nominators wrote.

“He would provide enough space that I felt like I was the one performing the procedure; but also enough support that I felt like I was acting within my abilities.”