UMass Chan Medical School faculty member recognized for outstanding service as an advisor and mentor to medical students.
David Fish, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics, has been named the recipient of the STARS Faculty Achievement Award from Costs of Care, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing better health care at lower cost through of its Choosing Wisely STARS program (students and trainees for resource stewardship).
The STARS program gives students and faculty the opportunity to lead on campus and support their own career development through Costs of Care’s mission to improve care and reduce costs for patients.
Dr. Fish, the UMass Chan faculty advisor for STARS, was nominated by TH Chan School of Medicine students Rohan Bhat, Madison Jones, Connor Pauplis and Nathan Yee. They are members of the STARS 2022 cohort.
“There is no denying that he is extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the subject, but nonetheless deeply invested in our growth as future physicians and resource stewards in medicine,” the students said in their nomination. “He sought out opportunities to connect us with other leaders in the field at our institution so that we could learn from them and their work, as well as to help us develop and refine plans to engage the students at our institution.
Fish also received an Outstanding Faculty Award at the Chan School of Medicine Class of 2022 awards ceremony in June.
The Choosing Wisely Canada STARS program recruits medical students from across the country and provides them with support and resources for student-led initiatives aimed at advancing health care affordability and equity. The program was launched five years ago at Dell Medical School in Austin, Texas.
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