The Mayo Clinic Department of Internal Medicine has selected John T. Ratelle, MD'10, to receive the 2013 Joseph D. Messler, M.D., Fellowship Award for excellence in general internal medicine. The Creighton School of Medicine graduate was selected for the honor based on his clinical performance during residency, his scholarly activity and his outstanding humanitarian qualities.
"It is clear that Dr. Ratelle's outstanding performance is a direct reflection of his outstanding undergraduate medical education," said Morie A. Gertz, M.D., chair of the Mayo Clinic Department of Medicine.
According to Gertz and other program leadership, the Creighton School of Medicine graduate has performed in an exceptional manner from day one. During his first year, Ratelle was named intern of the month and was selected by his peers to the Internal Medicine Residents' Council. He is one of very few residents to achieve "Silver Certification" in the Mayo Quality Program, indicative of his commitment to continuous improvement of care processes. He was also independently recognized with the academic rank of Instructor of Medicine, a rare accolade for residents.
Ratelle was recently selected to be a Chief Medical Resident in the Mayo Clinic Internal Medicine Training Program. He will take on that role beginning this July.