Senior Awards

Class of 2022 Senior Awards Recipients:

J. Bradley Aust, MD Award for Highest Surgery NBME Score – Shandice Waugh
Basil A. Pruitt Jr., MD Award for Outstanding Research – Caroline Zhu
Department of Surgery Merit Award for All-Around Outstanding Medical Student – Alyssa Field
Virginia Johnson Award for Exceptional Female Medical Student Pursuing a Surgical Career – Caitlyn Sweet
Dr. James E. Pridgen Endowed Scholarship in General Surgery – Alyssa Field and Stacy Nguyen
Dr. Ken and Peg Sirinek Scholarship in General Surgery – Alyssa Field

Past Recipients

Class of 2021:

J. Bradley Aust, MD Award for Highest Surgery NBME Score – Alissa Hall and Claudina Tami
Basil A. Pruitt Jr., MD Award for Outstanding Research – Davis Payne
Department of Surgery Merit Award for All-Around Outstanding Medical Student – Stephen Freshour
Virginia Johnson Award for Exceptional Female Medical Student Pursuing a Surgical Career – Lily Kuo
Dr. James E. Pridgen Endowed Scholarship in General Surgery – Stephen Freshour
Dr. Ken and Peg Sirinek Scholarship in General Surgery – Stephen Freshour

Class of 2020:

J. Bradley Aust, MD Award for Highest Surgery NBME Score – Austin Smith
Basil A. Pruitt Jr., MD Award for Outstanding Research – John C. Myers
Department of Surgery Merit Award for All-Around Outstanding Medical Student – Angela Le
Virginia Johnson Award for Exceptional Female Medical Student Pursuing a Surgical Career – Angela Le
Dr. James E. Pridgen Endowed Scholarship in General Surgery – Angela Le
Dr. Ken and Peg Sirinek Scholarship in General Surgery – Angela Le

Class of 2019:

J. Bradley Aust, MD Award for Highest Surgery NBME Score – Christopher Bittles and Patrick Wu
Basil A. Pruitt Jr., MD Award for Outstanding Research – Oluyinka Olutoye
Department of Surgery Merit Award for All-Around Outstanding Medical Student – William Hopper
Virginia Johnson Award for Exceptional Female Medical Student Pursuing a Surgical Career – Meredith Geib
Dr. James E. Pridgen Endowed Scholarship in General Surgery – Meagan Womack

Class of 2018:

J. Bradley Aust, MD Award for Highest Surgery NBME Score – Fadi Al-Asadi and William Pipkin
Basil A. Pruitt Jr., MD Award for Outstanding Research – Daniel Merrill
Department of Surgery Merit Award for All-Around Outstanding Medical Student – Jin Wen Sui
Virginia Johnson Award for Exceptional Female Medical Student Pursuing a Surgical Career – Jessica Liu
Dr. James E. Pridgen Endowed Scholarship in General Surgery – Jaime Guerrero
Dr. Ken and Peg Sirinek Scholarship in General Surgery – Jessica Liu

Class of 2017:

J. Bradley Aust, MD Award for Highest Surgery NBME Score – Sally Friedman and Dia Hazra
Basil A. Pruitt Jr., MD Award for Outstanding Research – Jeremy Rawlings
Department of Surgery Merit Award for All-Around Outstanding Medical Student – Robert Chick and Kevin Records
Virginia Johnson Award for Exceptional Female Medical Student Pursuing a Surgical Career – Ariel O’Neil
Dr. James E. Pridgen Endowed Scholarship in General Surgery – Kevin Records
Dr. Ken and Peg Sirinek Scholarship in General Surgery – Kevin Records 

Class of 2016:

J. Bradley Aust, MD Award for Highest Surgery NBME Score – Chad Epley
Basil A. Pruitt Jr., MD Award for Outstanding Research – Betzaira Childers
Department of Surgery Merit Award for All-Around Outstanding Medical Student – Morgan Floyd
Virginia Johnson Award for Exceptional Female Medical Student Pursuing a Surgical Career – Betzaira Childers
Dr. James E. Pridgen Endowed Scholarship in General Surgery – Jaclyn Yracheta
Dr. Ken and Peg Sirinek Scholarship in General Surgery – Jaclyn Yracheta