School of Medicine resident receives award from VAMC

School of Medicine alumnus and medical resident receives award from the Huntington VA Medical Center

HUNTINGTON, W.Va.--Jason Adams, M.D., a first-year resident in internal medicine at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, has been awarded the Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster award at the Huntington VA Medical Center (VAMC.) Dr. Adams was nominated for the award by a Veteran patient in recognition of his exemplary care and compassion. The Bronze Oak Leaf is awarded to those who have gone above and beyond in fulfilling their duties at the VAMC.

"Dr. Adams is an exceptional young doctor," said Michael Skeens, M.D., VA chief of medical service. "He is the first Marshall resident to ever receive the Bronze Oak Leaf, and I couldn't be more proud of him and the work he does here."

Eva Patton-Tackett, M.D., internal medicine residency director at Marshall, said the award is a huge honor for both Dr. Adams and the program.

"Dr. Adams is truly a gifted physician who connects with his patients with both his head and his heart," Patton-Tackett said. "At Marshall, we work to deliver high quality care in a compassionate and honorable environment."

Adams, a 2016 graduate of the Marshall School of Medicine, is a native of Chesapeake, Ohio and also completed his undergraduate work at Marshall.

Dr. Adams is pictured in the center, with Dr. Eva Patton-Tackett (left) and Dr. Samson Teka (right), associate professor for medicine.

Date Posted: Wednesday, September 28, 2016