An OUWB medical student recently received the inaugural Paul Misch M.D. Doctor of the Future Award for her work during a clerkship at Corewell Health Beaumont Troy Hospital.
Nikki Haggerty, M4, received the recognition on Nov. 17, during the hospital’s medical staff meeting.
The award was presented by Srikala Yedavally, D.O., assistant professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, and clerkship director for Family Medicine Undergraduate Medical Education.
“This is a wonderful thing that we’re able to do…recognize the contributions that our medical students make to our hospitals and to our offices,” she said.
“Integrity, compassion, and a commitment to being the best that you could possibly be…Nikki, that’s what we saw in you,” said Yedevally. “These are the qualities emerging in you as a developing physician.”
Prior to the award presentation, Haggerty — who plans to specialize in psychiatry — said she felt “more than honored.”
“I’m stunned and truly humbled,” she said. “I know how much work all my fellow classmates put in, and I know many people that deserve this award. I’m just more than excited to be representing everyone at OUWB by being here.”