Winners of the Kemper Award for Professionalism in Medicine

For the first time since inception, the Robert Kemper, M.D., Award for Professionalism in Medicine is being shared by two HWCOM students: Elan Baskir and Greisy Martinez-Harvell.

“This is the first time we have had a tie and we made arrangements so that each student gets the full award, said Dr. Eugenio Rothe, Director of the Professional Behavior Course at the College of Medicine.

The award , which includes $1000 for continuing medical education, is sponsored by the Key Biscayne Foundation to honor the memory of Dr. Robert Kemper, a beloved Key Biscayne physician whose life was cut short by cancer in 2011. It is given to a final-year student who throughout medical school exemplified Dr. Kemper’s ideals and demonstrated a series of traits including respect for patients, faculty, staff, and peers; compassion; courtesy; and dedication to the ethical practice of the medical profession.