Professor Nominated For Association of American Medical Colleges Humanism in Medicine Award

November 9, 2004

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Thomas J. Pulliam, M.D., vice president for professional affairs and assistant professor of gastroenterology was among the nominees for the 2004 Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Humanism in Medicine Award.

Pulliam was nominated by the Organization of Student Representative (OSR) chapter at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Nominees are singled out by their students as positive and caring role models and physicians that they would like to emulate. According to the AAMC, the award was created to advance the ideals of humanism in medicine—including compassion, understanding, and partnership—by recognizing and celebrating the achievements and contributions of humanistic physicians.

Pulliam’s name was among the 64 nominees published in a full-page announcement of the 2004 AAMC Humanism in Medicine award recipient in the Nov. 8 issue of USA Today.


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About Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center: Wake Forest Baptist is an academic health system comprised of North Carolina Baptist Hospital and Wake Forest University Health Sciences, which operates the university’s School of Medicine. The system comprises 1,298 acute care, psychiatric, rehabilitation and long-term care beds and is consistently ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report.

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