Dominican doctor nominated for high achievement award

Doctor Gathline Ettienne

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.

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  1. Tina Alexander
    January 19, 2018

    We are proud of you in your career but also in your work for Dominica, even before the storm you and your colleagues were raising funds for the less fortunate in Dominica, you have helped many through and we appreciate you

  2. DomBel
    June 18, 2012

    So proud of you, you have certainly made me proud and i can imagine your mom even prouder…. would trust no one more than you with my life. sky’s the limit. from your BFF/Sis in Central America.

  3. britishn
    June 14, 2012

    congrats wow

  4. Ebony Mouse
    June 13, 2012

    Every Achievement is worth celebrating and these are two great ones! To be ranked among the best is worth shouting from the mountain tops! Love you babe! Firegem forever!

  5. Edgar Hunter
    June 13, 2012

    Congrats Gathline. As your past Biology lecturer at CDCC (now DSC) I am so proud of you. Keep representing Dominica strong.

  6. hasta la victoria
    June 13, 2012

    Nice job!!

  7. Proud Dominican
    June 13, 2012

    Congratualtions……………good for you and Dominica!!

  8. Teacher Ice
    June 13, 2012

    Yes Jen, You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you!

  9. Justice and Truth
    June 13, 2012

    Congratulations on your achievements and good luck to future ones. I wonder if she will return to work in Dominica.

  10. Sifocol mate
    June 12, 2012

    Congrats Gatheline &good luck for the awards!

  11. ?????????????
    June 12, 2012

    Congratulations – Wow an Etienne!

  12. (.) (.)
    June 12, 2012

    CONGRATULATIONSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!! My girl. Job well done. I like that

  13. joy
    June 12, 2012

    congrats my girl. i know daddy would be proud of you.

  14. FIL
    June 12, 2012


  15. Anti-Gang
    June 12, 2012

    Represent us Dr.
    Make us prouder as a people.

    You have worked hard, now it’s your time to reap the benefits.

    Madam, will that be a Mercedes Benz or a BMW? Later you can move in style.

    • anonymous2
      June 12, 2012

      Dr.’s don’t make a lot of money these days. They usually have big loans to pay off after medical school.

      • Anti-Gang
        June 13, 2012

        I know doctors don’t make a lot of money coming out of med school. I also know that they usually have huge loans to pay after they are finished. But trust me, they do very well after they get past that. We have a doctor in our family and she is doing very very well financially. But she is also a very good and caring doctor, so she and the rest deserve every penny that they make.

  16. Overseas_Observer
    June 12, 2012


    That is indeed an accomplishment. Congratulations on being nominated regardless of if you win or not. To be mentioned in that company or thought of on that level is indeed an honor! Hope oyu will continue to do great things and bbring smiles to those who love oyu and pride ot Dominica.


  17. Anonymous
    June 12, 2012

    Congrats Jenny. We are extremely proud of you!!!

  18. belle
    June 12, 2012

    Congratulations! All the best to you.

  19. marcellus
    June 12, 2012

    Great news congratulations

  20. June 12, 2012

    Congrats to you Doctor, God Blessings Guidance and Protection be upon you

  21. Chien lawe
    June 12, 2012

    Congrats jus another member of the dgs 5-1 class of 95 showing we were the greatest of all builders.

    • Anonymous
      June 14, 2012

      That class was indeed “The Greatest”

  22. zzzzzz
    June 12, 2012

    Congrats! DNO please do a spell check… how can you spell cheque as (check)?

    ADMIN: American English refers to it as a “check”. British English refers to it as a “cheque”. They are both correct.

    • Justice and Truth
      June 13, 2012


      Where have you been and what are you reading? Some years ago Americans have changed some words and/or eliminated some words as also the “u” in behaviour, labour, harbour, etc. Also the letter ‘r’ in centre. They write ‘center’ and some others. I do think they should have left them alone. Whenever you notice those words, not spelt as they are in DA, you will understand. I still like to use the word ‘cheque’. Anyway, I reside in Canada and it is a sovereign country. Therefore, we still spell as the British do but none are wrong. The computer research and Thesaurus will correct them to the American spelling, at least mine, since my computer system originated from the U.S.

      • home soon
        June 13, 2012

        Lol Justice. I agree they should have left it alone, but writing their own dictionary was one the Americans’ way of declaring their independence.

    • hasta la victoria
      June 13, 2012

      True….both are correct…and she is receiving her cheque in America!

  23. Robin
    June 12, 2012

    It’s not premature to make such an announcement. What’s with all the haters Nuh. The university of Florida is a top 100 school in the US. She has achieved a lot by just finishing her studies there. Gosh people just say congrats.

  24. Chakademus
    June 12, 2012

    Go Gators!

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  26. Nacinimod
    June 12, 2012

    Isn’t it a little bit premature to make such a big announcement? D/cans tend to be more restrained in their enthusiasm but what’s the rush nuh. Nonetheless, congratulations on being nominated for both awards. I hope you receive them both.

    • Anonymous
      June 12, 2012

      a Nomination is still worth of acknowledgement

    • Ebony Mouse
      June 13, 2012

      If she were charged with a crime but not yet tried and convicted you would think it news worthy. So now she’s been nominated for an award give her her due credit. We need more of this type of news DNO!

    • DomBel
      June 18, 2012

      Its never to early to do anything in life. we should give thanks and praise for for the fact that she was nominated or even made it so far in life when many others just sit back and accept life she have pushed ahead and showed us that it can happen… in a world so full of hate… please keep depressing remarks of her post……

  27. Rocks
    June 12, 2012

    Congrats Gathline on your achievements….Our DGS class of 95 is certainly proud of you….Continue doing your thing.

  28. Anonymous
    June 12, 2012

    Congrats cuz.

  29. Reader
    June 12, 2012

    Beauty and brains! Congratulation Doctor!

  30. Proud Dominican
    June 12, 2012

    Congratulations…we do however need some good doctors here in Dominica…. hoping that you come back home and play your most important part.

      June 12, 2012

      for wat

  31. virgo
    June 12, 2012


  32. Watching
    June 12, 2012

    Way to go! Congrats.

  33. Delicious
    June 12, 2012

    I love uplifting news like this! Dr. Ettienne, you not only have beauty, but the brians to accompany it. Congratulations! You make Dominica proud. I trust that our youngsters will be encouraged by your success and aspire to higher heights :)

  34. Understand
    June 12, 2012

    good job Gathline

  35. Original Eagle-Eye
    June 12, 2012

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations Doc. Elated for another woman in science!

  36. Anonymous
    June 12, 2012

    Congratulations dear hard work sure pays Off . :)

  37. Jaz
    June 12, 2012


  38. baykay
    June 12, 2012

    I am so amazed and impressed to see how a young student from the Dominica Grammar School has become a well dignified and academical young lady. Gathline Jenny as you were know congrats.

  39. Herma
    June 12, 2012

    Congratulations my dearest sister on these achievements ….God bless you…love always

  40. yes sa
    June 12, 2012

    Congratulations Gathline on your outstanding achievement

  41. En Ba La
    June 12, 2012

    Bravo!! we’ve got our fair share of STEM citizens out there. sweet!!

  42. Anonymous
    June 12, 2012

    congratulations, i like to boast to pple how dominicans do sooo well in international schools…once again i hve proof

  43. country
    June 12, 2012

    wise men came from the east :lol:

    • En Ba La
      June 12, 2012

      Wise women :)

  44. just looking
    June 12, 2012

    nice…. really nice

  45. Anonymous
    June 12, 2012

    Congrats my girl!!

  46. .....
    June 12, 2012

    Pretty Girl..Congrats!!!

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