The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation will honor fourth-year medical students Caitlin Regner and Kathryn Nix with the Houghton Award during the Wisconsin Medical Society’s Annual Meeting this weekend in Madison.
Regner, a student at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (UWSMPH), has excelled academically—being selected for the local chapter of the national medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha. She also has held leadership positions for MEDiC, a student-run program at UWSMPH, served as the Medical Student Association class representative and participated in research leading to publications and presentations.
Nix also has excelled academically at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and has distinguished herself through many on- and off-campus activities related to health care policy. She has served as legislative chair of the American Medical Association-Medical Student Section at MCW. In addition, she has attended the Wisconsin Medical Society’s Annual Meeting and served on its Credentials Committee.
Both Regner and Nix will remain in Wisconsin to complete their residency training—Regner in family medicine and Nix in obstetrics and gynecology.
The Houghton Award was established by Drs. John H. and William J. Houghton in the 1960s to honor medical students who show promise for becoming what the brothers referred to as “complete physicians”—those who excel in their knowledge of both the scientific and socioeconomic issues related to medicine. Each year, one recipient at each of Wisconsin’s two medical schools receives the award and a check for $1,000.
John H. Houghton, MD, who was a general practitioner in Wisconsin Dells, was president of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin (now called the Wisconsin Medical Society) from 1965 to 1966. William J. Houghton, MD, also active in the Society, was a general surgeon in Milwaukee.
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