Each year the McGraw-Hill Medical Publishing division contacts the Deans of each medical school to select two, outstanding, first year medical students to receive the McGraw-Hill/Lange Award. The recipients are awarded a prize of $150 worth of McGraw-Hill books. Below is a list of the previous winners of the award and their stories of achievement.
Bart from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
First I'd like to thank MGH for the award again. I used it to purchase a few Step 1 preparation books (which have come in handy already) and a book about properly diagnosing patients which has been phenomenal in helping me connect what I've learned in school to clinical care.
As for myself, I am a second year medical student at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Currently I am the class president and a Second Lieutenant in the US Army. I feel that volunteering at clinics is important but I also feel that being a leader in the field of medicine can have an even larger impact. Throughout school I plan to build my medical knowledge to directly care for others, and develop my leadership skills to direct projects towards helping the community. Currently I am interested in Cardiology. I know there's a lot of interesting fields but the heart is just amazing. I think I became hooked when I listened to the different types of murmurs. The heart is literally the only organ that will "speak" to you and help you figure out what's wrong. Outside of school, I enjoy working out, fly fishing, and mountain biking. School doesn't allow for much of a social life but I tend to keep current on the new movies and sporting events. I feel blessed to be where I am and plan to spread my blessings to others. Each day I thank God for what he's done for me and my life goal will be to be his hands while I heal others.