Physical Diagnosis – Patricia Fedeles Award for Compassion
The Patricia “Pat” Fedeles Award for Compassion in Physical Diagnosis was established in 2007 and is presented to the second year medical student who portrays ongoing compassion, friendliness, and an overall caring attitude toward patients, peers, and faculty.
Mrs. Fedeles served as coordinator for the West Virginia University School of Medicine Introduction to Clinical Medicine and Physical Diagnosis courses from 1992 until 2006 when she retired after being diagnosed with cancer. Pat truly enjoyed working with the students and strived to make each one feel special and confident in achieving his/her goals. It was important to Pat that students learned the proper “bedside manner” of patient care. Mrs. Fedeles lost her battle with cancer in 2007. This award was created in her honor to recognize the traits most important to her in a good future physician.
Pat’s husband Darrell Fedeles continued supporting the Physical Diagnosis Courses by being a Standardized Patient until his retirement in 2012.
Rebecca L. Furby
Christopher Stephen Reynolds
Lisa M. Costello