June 24, 2005

Zic’s humility, compassion lead to CANDLE Award

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John Zic, M.D.

Zic’s humility, compassion lead to CANDLE Award

John Alan Zic, M.D., assistant professor of Dermatology, was chosen by students for this month's CANDLE (Caring, Advocating, Nurturing, Determination, Leadership and Empathy) Award.

The honor is given 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.

“Despite being a world expert on Cutaneous T Cell Lymphoma and Lymphomatoid Papulosis, he is one of the most down-to-earth and approachable physicians that I know,” said one of his nominators.

“I admire him more and more every day that I work with him. He is incredibly humble, and is always the first to compliment others on jobs well done. He has the amazing trait of making others feel smarter and more accomplished after talking with him.”

“He takes pride in the trust that patients instill upon him; he really listens to their questions/concerns,” the student said.

“His actions and demeanor continually remind all of the students, residents, nurses and staff, what compassion and enthusiasm we should strive for.”