Gary C. McCord, M.D., clinical professor in the Department of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics, and J. Scott Wieters, M.D., assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, are the 2014-2015 College of Medicine Distinguished Teaching Award recipients. The awards will be presented at the respective College of Medicine Awards Ceremony taking place in December.
McCord, the awardee for the R. Kelly Distinguished Teaching Award for Basic Science Education, is a board certified radiologist who previously spent time researching the use of computerized applications for the detection of calcifications on mammograms. He currently teaches full-time at the Bryan Campus in medical gross anatomy and neurosciences courses. In addition, McCord actively reviews anatomy-based journals and takes great interest in examining determinants of licensure exam performances to further medical education.
Wieters will receive the Distinguished Teaching Award for Clinical Education. He serves as an emergency medicine physician at Baylor Scott & White in Temple, and is a diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He has a number of professional memberships pertaining to emergency medicine, and was previously named Outstanding Emergency Medicine Faculty of the Year by the College of Medicine class of 2012-2015.
The Temple Campus will honor Wieters with his award at its ceremony on December 7, at 11 a.m. in the Mayborn Auditorium. Likewise, the Bryan Campus plans to present McCord with his award on December 11 at 3 p.m., in the Health Professions and Education Building (HPEB), Room 44.
The College of Medicine is extremely excited to announce and present these awards to two well deserving recipients.