MACON — Macon resident Amy Bourgeois Moore, M.D., was presented the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Student Humanism in Medicine Award from Mercer University School of Medicine during commencement May 6 in Macon. Moore, who also received her doctor of medicine degree at the commencement, was chosen by the medical school faculty for her empathetic, sensitive and respective behavior in providing patient care.
According to her professors, Moore has demonstrated exceptional discipline, integrity and empathy in her work with patients and subjects at the Macon Volunteer Clinic and at the shelter for battered women in Warner Robins. She and a colleague successfully landed a grant to fund a glaucoma screening program that initiated Student Run Saturday Clinics at the volunteer clinic. She is consistently dedicated to the sick and suffering, and shows respect and compassion to all.
Moore is a member of several professional organizations, including American Medical Association, American Association of Medical Colleges, American College of Surgeons and American Association of Women Surgeons. She has served the School of Medicine on its Curriculum and Instruction Committee, Honor Council, Liaison Committee on Medical Education Accreditation Student Committee and Selection Committee for the Joy McCann Professorship for Women in Medicine. She is also a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
Prior to attending Mercer, Moore received a bachelor of science degree in biology from Davidson College, Davidson, N.C. Following her graduation, Moore will complete her residency training in general surgery at the Medical Center of Central Georgia.
About the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award:
A key component of medical education is the compassionate and humanistic care of patients. In support of that premise, the NBI Healthcare Foundation initiated the Humanism in Medicine Awards to recognize and honor graduating students and faculty members who have demonstrated the highest standard of compassion and sensitivity in their interactions with patients. Each year Mercer University School of Medicine graduating students and the faculty select a faculty member and a student who embody empathic, sensitive and respective behavior in providing patient care.
About Mercer University and the School of Medicine:
Mercer University's School of Medicine was established in 1982 to educate physicians and health professionals to meet the primary care and health care needs of rural and medically underserved areas of Georgia. The School only accepts Georgia residents into its medical degree program. Students entering Mercer University School of Medicine will be graduated from a school that utilizes a problem-based medical education program that provides early patient care experiences. Such an academic environment fosters the early development of clinical problem-solving and instills in each student an awareness of the place of the basic medical sciences in medical practice. The School has two teaching hospitals: Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon and Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah.
Founded in 1833, Mercer University has campuses in Macon and Atlanta as well as three regional academic centers. With 10 schools and colleges, the University offers programs in liberal arts, business, engineering, education, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, law and theology. For 16 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has named Mercer University as one of the leading universities in the South.