Debbie Plate, DO, resident of Hudson, was recently honored by Northeast Ohio Medical University students as the faculty recipient of the 2013 Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award presented by The Arnold P. Gold Foundation. Plate works with residents and medical students in her role as clinical associate director at the Akron General Center for Family Medicine.
As the recipient of this award, she is invited to address the class of 2015 as the keynote speaker for the M3 Student Clinician Ceremony on Aug. 16. In addition, she was inducted into the NEOMED Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society on July 24.
The Gold Foundation sponsors the annual Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Awards for a graduating student and faculty member at 97 of the nation's medical schools. This award is presented to the student and faculty member who best demonstrate the Foundation's ideals of outstanding compassion in the delivery of care, respect for patients, their families and healthcare colleagues, as well as demonstrated clinical excellence