Patricia and William L. Watson Jr., M.D. Award for Excellence in Clinical Medicine

The Watson Award is UT Southwestern’s highest honor in clinical care. Established in 2009 through a gift from Dr. William L. Watson Jr. – a UT Southwestern alumnus – and his wife, Patricia, it recognizes a UT Southwestern clinician who exemplifies a commitment to outstanding patient care and advancement of clinical innovations. Further, it honors a faculty member who has had a profound impact on patients, students, and colleagues through the quality of his or her hands-on clinical work.

The Watson Award recipient is chosen by a selection committee.

Award Eligibility Criteria

Length of service at UT Southwestern must meet or exceed 10 years.

Nomination Information

Nomination should provide specific examples of how the nominee

  • Is generally recognized by their colleagues for the significant and positive impact they have made on patients, families, and fellow clinicians.

  • Has a history of sharing their expertise with colleagues and mentees, and is known for a strong commitment to, and active participation in, activities that advance the institution, improve patient care, and contribute to UT Southwestern’s ability to achieve the highest standards of clinical excellence.

  • Press Ganey scores and other relevant patient feedback should reflect the consistent, compassionate delivery of exceptional patient care.

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