11/18/2005 - Arthur Fleischer, M.D., professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, was chosen by students for October's CANDLE (Caring, Advocating, Nurturing, Determination, Leadership and Empathy) Award.
The honor is given to individuals who have devoted themselves to teaching and mentoring.
Recipients are nominated and chosen based upon their positive impact on the lives of physicians-in-training, and are recognized by their students as examples of excellence in medical education.
Dr. Fleischer's willingness to make room in his schedule for us as first-year medical students demonstrated not only his dedication to teaching, but also his generosity as a person, one of his nominators wrote.
He was a role model and a mentor, another nominator wrote. I really enjoyed performing research under his leadership because it was evident that he truly cared about my development into a competent physician. For instance, Dr. Fleischer would frequently invite me to solve difficult problems that would arise in the research. I know that he could easily solve the problems himself, but he took the time to include his students. His encouragement and support helped me develop a refined approach to problem solving.©2014 Vanderbilt University Medical Center