January 28, 2005

Storck lauded with CANDLE for teaching

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Kristina Storck, M.D.

Storck lauded with CANDLE for teaching

Kristina Storck, M.D., chief resident in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has been named this month's recipient of the CANDLE (Caring, Advocating, Nurturing, Determination, Leadership and Empathy) Award.

The award is given to individuals who have devoted themselves to teaching and mentoring. Recipients are nominated by students 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.

“Dr. Storck is an amazing doctor, and an amazing person. She is a wonderful patient advocate, incredibly professional, but also a genuine and warm person,” said one student who nominated Storck for the award.

“She took time to talk with me, not only about obstetrics and gynecology, but about a career in medicine. She had a major impact on my career decisions. She truly exemplifies those qualities the CANDLE award aims to recognize and Vanderbilt is lucky to have her.”

“If I had to point to a single person on the entire OB/GYN clerkship who really made a difference in what I learned, it would be Dr. Storck,” said another student.