The PY1 class recognizes a faculty member who teaches coursework in the first year of the professional curriculum in recognition of exemplary instructional ability and interest in the students and the educational programs of the School.

Dr. Otey was a key factor that made the PY1 Class feel at home at ESOP. From the first day of Pathophysiology, we all wanted to go to class and learn. She exuded the ideas of professionalism and motivation that rubbed off on the class and created a learning environment that was fun and that made complex ideas come naturally. We all counted ourselves lucky to be her last class and would not have had as successful of a year without her guidance and motivation. Thank you so much, Dr. Otey!