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Two CiM Excellence in Medical Student Career Advising Awards were presented during the Group on Student Affairs (GSA) National Business Meeting at Learn Serve Lead: The AAMC Annual Meeting. Congratulations to our award winners!

Program Award: Northeast Ohio Medical University

2014 CiM Institutional Award Winner

Anita Pokorny, M.Ed., accepts the Program Award on behalf of NEOMED.

Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) is recognized for its comprehensive, formal career planning curriculum based on the CiM model, and is supplemented by a variety of extra-curricular resources and interactive learning opportunities.

Through the program, students are also encouraged to make connections with NEOMED alumni and faculty through specialty receptions, physician panel discussions, a listing of over 350 physician mentors representing a wide variety of medical specialties and specially trained faculty match advisors to guide them through the residency application and match process.

These opportunities are supplemented by instructional modules that provide students with the tools needed to navigate successfully, including a CV workshop, a business etiquette dinner, help with personal statements and mock interviews.

Faculty Advisor Award: Benjamin Schneider, MD, Oregon Health & Science University

CiM Individual Award Winner 2014

Benjamin Schneider, MD, from the Oregon Health & Science University accepts the Faculty Advisor award.

Benjamin Schneider, MD, assistant professor of family medicine and assistant dean of undergraduate medical education student affairs at the Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Ore., is recognized for his passion for working with students through teaching, mentorship, and career development.

As one of his former students put it, “it was clear through our interactions that mentorship and teaching were a high priority in his career. It became widely known that Dr. Schneider welcomed any questions a student may have, and would respond in a way that left students feeling empowered.”

Dr. Schneider also distinguished himself as an advisor by being readily available for ad hoc meetings—often during off-hours—networking with other faculty to connect students with mentors that suit their needs, and responding quickly to students in crisis.