Scholarships and Awards

Our department and the university recognize students’ achievements with a variety of awards.

Departmental Awards

The Dr. Gilbert M. Beck Memorial Prize

This prize is awarded to the senior with the highest academic average in psychiatry. Beck was the head of psychiatry at Buffalo General Hospital in the 1950s. After his death, Beck’s brother established this award in his honor.

The S. Mouchly Small Award

This award is given for excellence in clinical psychiatry. Small was professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry for almost 30 years, and he championed medical student education. His family created the award in celebration of his 80th birthday.

The Farny R. Wurlitzer Prize

The Wurlitzer family established this award to encourage interest in psychiatry. It is given to a graduating medical student for outstanding work in psychiatry.

Additional Award Opportunities