Medical Student Awards
Each year the Department of Surgery presents three awards to Boston University School of Medicine medical students.
Peter J. Mozden Cancer Award Fund
Establish as a tribute to Peter J. Mozden, MD, who began his long and illustrious career at Boston University in 1949 upon entering BU School of Medicine and culminating in 1989 when he became Professor Emeritus. The Section of Surgical Oncology presents this award to a member of the graduating medical school class who has performed in an exemplary manner during his/her clinical or research elective.
Richard Elkort M.D. Memorial Fund
Dr. Richard Elkhort was a surgical oncologist committed to cancer research and to better understanding the role of nutrition in the prevention and management of cancer. Dr. Elkort was well known for his dedication to his patients, his love of people and life. The Richard Elkhort M.D. Memorial Fund award was established in 1985 as a tribute to Dr. Elkort by his family, faculty and friends. This award is given to the 4′th year student who best exemplifies Dr. Elkhort.
The Savenor Prize for Excellence in Surgery
The Savenor Prize for Excellence in Surgery was established by the Savenor family in memory of Dora Savenor, who had been a cancer patient at Boston Medical Center. It is awarded early to a student who is entering a residency in General Surgery or a surgical subspecialty, and who achieved the best final score during the third year surgical clerkship. The awarding of the prize is based both on clinical performance and on surgical knowledge as demonstrated on written and oral examinations.