Dominican doctor Gathline Ettienne has been nominated for a high achievement award at the University of Florida College of Medicine.
Dr Ettienne, originally from the eastern village of Delices, has been named a finalist for the “Edward Jelks Oustanding Resident Clinician Award”.
This is an annual honour bestowed on “the resident who through dedication, diligence and compassion, or through innovation in patient care, is considered to have contributed the most to the improvement of patient care at Shands Jacksonville”, according to a release on Dr Ettienne’s nomination.
She has also been selected as a finalist for the College of Medicine Excellence in Student Education award.
This award is given to the resident who is identified by the medical students as being the most outstanding teacher.
According to the release, both awards come with a check and a plaque, and recipients will also have their names engraved on a plaque at the university hospital’s Learning Resource Centre.
Dr Etienne is currently wrapping up her residency at Shands Jackonville Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida.