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USD Sanford School of Medicine Assistant Professor Dr. Mark Garry is Nationally Honored

Mark Garry has been awarded the Arnold P Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award. Dr. Mark Garry was awarded the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award.

Vermillion, S.D. – Mark T. Garry, M.D., assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, has been awarded the 2018 Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award. This award, considered one of the most distinguished recognitions of medical school faculty at the nation’s 151 accredited medical schools, acknowledges a physician who serves as a caring and compassionate mentor while instructing and advising medical students. According to award criteria, the recipient also demonstrates by example to her/his students the desirable personal qualities of ethics, empathy and service that are necessary to practice patient-centered medicine.

The award is administered by the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Organization of Student Representatives. It has been annually presented since 1999.

“We are extremely fortunate to be able to work with Dr. Garry,” said Mary Nettleman, M.D., dean of the USD Sanford School of Medicine. “We congratulate him on this well-deserved, national honor.”

In addition to serving as an assistant professor at the USD Sanford School of Medicine, Garry also maintains a practice in psychiatry in Rapid City at the General Beadle Community Health Center of the Black Hills, and is on staff at Regional Health in Rapid City. Garry serves as head of psychiatric education for USD medical students in western South Dakota and for residents at Regional Health in Rapid City.

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USD's Sanford School of Medicine is nationally known for excellence. With its award-winning curriculum, the school prepares medical students to practice in all fields of medicine and is particularly recognized and ranked for its reputation in family medicine and rural medicine. In addition to the M.D., it offers graduate degrees in basic biomedical science, sustains a vibrant and forward-looking research agenda, and is home to the interdisciplinary Center for Brain and Behavioral Research.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


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