MACON—Local physician Richard Elliot, M.D., Ph.D., was recently recognized as a nominee for the 2003 Association of American Medical Colleges Humanism in Medicine Award.
Elliot was recommended to the AAMC selection committee by students in Mercer University's School of Medicine for his compassionate and humanistic care of patients and for serving as a positive and caring role model. Only 50 nominees were accepted for consideration.
"Dr. Elliot has been cited by his students for his dedication to teaching and mentoring, and he is well-regarded for his commitment to treat patients with respect, dignity and integrity," says School of Medicine Dean Ann C. Jobe, M.D., M.S.N. "His emphasis on the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of his patients has had a tremendous impact on his students and colleagues."
Elliot, a psychiatrist with Mercer Health Systems, also serves as professor of psychiatry and internal medicine at the School of Medicine.
The AAMC Humanism Award is presented through the support of the Pfizer Medical Humanities Initiative.