Orthopaedic Resident Jacob Budny, D.O. receives the 2011 Siegel Award for Excellence in Teaching.
The Siegel Awards for Excellence in Teaching are given by the University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences to recognize professors and instructors who have exhibited teaching excellence. The recipients are chosen by representataives of the Medical Student Committee.
Through the generosity of Dr. Louis A. and Ruth Siegel, these annual awards are dedicated to “recognize and give evidence of the importance of superior teaching in the pre-clinical and clinical portions of the medical curriculum and to provide encouragement and incentive for teaching acheivement.”
Louis A. Siegel received his medical degree from UB in 1923 and served as an assistant professor of obstetrics/gynecology for 21 years. He was a dedicated clinical teacher who was able to inspire both medical students and house officers with enthusiasm and the spirit of inquiry.
Considerations for the Siegel Awards include : instructional skill, ability to stimulate thinking and develop understanding, demonstration of sensitivity toward the human condition and serving as a role model for students.