A University of Toledo administrator and faculty member is being recognized for her service to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and its members.The AAMC 2010 Group on Student Affairs recently presented its Exemplary Service Award to Dr. Patricia Metting, professor of physiology and pharmacology, professor of medicine, and vice chancellor and associate dean for student affairs in the College of Medicine.
The purpose of the AAMC Group on Student Affairs is to advance medical education and, specifically, to represent the interests of medical schools and medical students in the areas of admissions, student affairs, financial aid, diversity affairs and student records.
“It is a tremendous honor to be recognized and nominated by my peers in the AAMC for the Group on Student Affairs Exemplary Service Award,” Metting said.
She has participated on many boards and committees for the AAMC, including serving as the Group on Student Affairs national chair and central regional chair. Metting also has served on panels during annual meetings, the Criminal Background Checks Implementation Group, as well as the Physician Work Force Task Force for the Ohio Board of Regents.
Metting is author and editor for Physiology Pre-Test, a review text for the United States Medical Licensing Exam Step 1. She also is an active member of the American Physiological Society and American Heart Association.
“My primary internal motivation has been to better serve others, whether students, colleagues, staff or the public,” Metting said. “To get an award recognizing me for abiding by the philosophy that I hold so dear is at once both humbling and extremely gratifying.”
This award is the highest honor given by the AAMC Group on Student Affairs and is a lifetime achievement award. Metting is only the eighth recipient of this award.
“Dr. Metting is the consummate professional. She has successfully guided countless medical students through their academically and emotionally taxing education and into successful careers. Her energy and commitment are truly remarkable,” said Dr. Jeffrey P. Gold, chancellor, executive vice president for biosciences and health affairs, and dean of the College of Medicine.
“This award confirms our high esteem and recognizes her contributions by her national colleagues and the broader community of the AAMC,” he added.