Surprise is No Surprise

For those of you that know Max, you know he is about as humble as they come. Getting him to talk about his accomplishments or achievements is like pulling teeth. So, allow me to share a little about him. Last month he was chosen to be chief resident for his final year of residency. The faculty elects two residents out of the class for this position. This is a distinguished honor that makes him the liaison between his fellow residents and the faculty. He has been working hard with the other chief resident to create the rotation schedule for all the residents and attending meetings about the upcoming move to the new medical campus. In addition to that honor, on Friday he was given another award.

At the end of the year, the department of Pathology throws a party for departing residents where awards are given to the graduating residents. For the first time in the history of the award, it was given not to a departing resident but to a 3rd year. You guessed it! Max was awarded the Gary Miller Research award. He was very surprised and honored. Dr. Miller was the mentor of Max's mentor Dr. Lucia. So it has a special significance to him. While Max was surprised, I was anything but. He appears to have a bright future in academics and research ahead of him.

1 comment:

Heather said...

Congratulations Max!