Friday, June 09, 2006

Now I Know How Stars' Wives Feel!

Congratulations to my incredible awesome husband, who last night accepted his hospital's equivalent of the Academy Award!!! Greg works so very hard, while keeping a great perspective on the priority of family, so it was so wonderful to see him recognized for all of his efforts. While he was standing at the podium giving his speech, I wanted to stand up and yell, "Hey, that's my husband!!!", but I restrained myself. My only regret is not having brought the video camera to record the moment for posterity, but I don't think it's one I will soon forget. My pride level could only have been trumped by one other woman in the room - Greg's Mom. What a precious moment to watch your son prosper at his chosen profession, and to know that he is also a Godly and family oriented man - she did a great job raising him!

Each year the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco presents a total of four Kaiser Teaching Awards—three to faculty on main campus (one each to a member of the clinical department, basic science department, and volunteer clinical faculty), and one to a clinical faculty member in Fresno. These awards are extremely prestigious and important to faculty. Winners are presented a certificate and a significant monetary reward at the School of Medicine’s commencement in San Francisco. The Fresno recipient is also recognized for his/her achievement at the UCSF Fresno commencement ceremony.

The Kaiser Award criterion is teaching, not service based, and includes demonstration of teaching skills, motivation of learners, and communication abilities. Faculty and medical residents select the recipient.


Anonymous said...

That's great! Did the boys get to go? MOM

Pat Gohn said...

Behind every great woman, well, there's usually a great man. The opposite hold true too! Kudos! Thanks for sharing.