Urology Resident Mark Ehlers, MD has been awarded one of the 2019 Robert C. Cefalo House Officer Awards.

Recipients of this award demonstrate empathy for patients and their families, effectiveness in listening to and communicating with patients and families, advocacy for and demonstration of the highest standards of patient care, and maintain exemplary professional and interpersonal interactions with colleagues, staff, patients, and visitors.

The award provides financial support over three years to cover expenses associated with professional development and/or attendance of scientific conferences or meetings.

“I am entirely grateful to the Urology faculty, my co-residents, clinical staff, nursing staff, operative staff, and UNC Health Care community for all of their support. It is a privilege to be part of such a phenomenal team and a great honor to be recognized for this award.”

Mark Ehlers, MD
UNC Urology Resident

 


Dr. Ehlers was unable to accept his award in person as he was presenting his research on behalf of his mentor, Angela Smith, MD, MS, and the rest of the research team sharing results from the BCAN Patient Survey Network’s (PSN) examination of financial toxicity among people living with bladder cancer.

About The Robert C. Cefalo, MD, House Officer Award

This award is intended to honor Robert C. Cefalo, M.D., Ph.D. (FACOG), Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Assistant Dean, Head of the Office of Graduate Medical Education, Emeritus, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.

The Robert C. Cefalo, MD, House Officer Award recognizes members of the Hospitals’ Housestaff for exemplary service to patients and families, professional performance and compassionate patient care.

The general criteria used for recommendation include:

  • Demonstrated empathy for patients and their families
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in listening to and communicating with patients and families
  • Advocacy for and demonstration of the highest standards of patient care
  • Exemplary professional and interpersonal interactions with colleagues, staff, patients and visitors

The chiefs of the clinical dental, medical and surgical services at UNC Hospitals have established the House Officer Award to recognize members of the Hospitals’ house staff for exemplary service to patients and families, professional performance and compassionate patient care. As many as five house officers are honored annually, based on nominations submitted by UNC attending physicians and other UNC Health Care employees. Learn More