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Wood Earns Gold Humanism Award

Friday, July 15, 2016



Alyssa Wood, DO, MBA, a second-year psychiatry resident, recently earned the Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. This award demonstrates the power of Wood’s interactions with medical students and the impact of her influence on their careers. 

Given to only a handful of UIHC residents annually, this award recognizes a wide array of Wood’s professional efforts, including her commitment to teaching and compassionate treatment of patients, families, students, and colleagues. Winners of this award are selected by third-year medical students, some of whom look to Wood for guidance regularly. 

“I feel very honored to have received this award,” says Wood. “It is a privilege to be able to work with medical students and have an impact on their journey to becoming a physician. They bring a new enthusiasm to the field of psychiatry and their insightful questions present new challenges each day.” 

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