Macpherson Society

Purpose:

To honor at least one faculty member of the School of Medicine who has demonstrated truly outstanding teaching talent and exceptional dedication to teaching. 

Eligibility:

The candidate must be a full-time faculty member at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and must not have received this award in the past seven years.

Selection process:

The senior class of Loma Linda University School of Medicine provides a slate of eight names of faculty (four in the basic sciences and four in the clinical sciences) to the dean's office for consideration of this honor at least 60 days before the senior banquet. The president of WEMS or the president's advisor will serve as chair of the WEMS Teacher of the Year selection committee. The president, president-elect, past president and president's advisor shall be representatives from WEMS. The Associate Deans of Student Affairs and of Academic Affairs shall be voting members. The Dean of the School of Medicine shall be an ex officio member with a vote. 

Award:

The award is three-fold. A cash award amount will be determined by the executive/finance committee of WEMS, (subject to ratification by the board). The faculty member honored will receive a desk medallion and a photo engraving will be placed on the display board reserved for honored teachers outside of the Macpherson Student Learning Center.

Award Winners:

True to the Macpherson Society’s mission to promote excellence in education and research, each year the society selects a Basic Science Teacher of the Year and a Clinical Teacher of the Year.

 

NAME

YEAR

CATEGORY

Timothy Lee, MD

2020

Clinical Science

Tamara Shankel, MD 

2020 

Basic Science

James Huang, MD

2019

Clinical

Bradley Cole, MD

2019

Pre-Clinical

Amy Hayton, MD

2018

 

Kylie Watts, PHD

2017

 

Soo Kim, MD

2016

 

Khiet Ngo, D.O., M.S.

2015

 

Elaine Angela Hart, MD

2014

 

P. Ben Nava, PhD

2013

 

Nephtali R. Gomez, MD

2012

 

Bertha Escobar-Poni , MD

2011

 

Kevin Balli, MD

2010

 

Leonard S. Werner, MD

2009

 

Michael Ing, MD

2008

 

Jeff Cao, MD

2007

 

Robert E. Soderblom, MD

2006

 

Bradley Cole, MD

2005

 

Lawrence Loo, MD

2004

 

Resa Chase , MD

2003

 

George Christison, MD

2002

 

Leonard S. Werner, MD

2001

 

George Isaac, MD

2000

 

Jeff Cao, MD

1999

 

Douglas R. Hegstad, MD

1998

 

John E. Lewis, PhD

1997

 

Elmar P. Sakala, MD

1996