It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Dr. Augustus Owen Godette, Class of 1967, who died Friday, December 27, 2013.
After graduation from the College of Medicine (HUCM), he pursued a career in the specialty of obstetrics and gynecology and completed residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Freedmen's Hospital, now Howard University Hospital (HUH), in 1972. He was appointed to the HUCM Faculty as Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology where he was integral in education and training of medical students and residents at HUH and the District of Columbia General Hospital where he also served as Medical Officer from 1972 to 1995.
In 2000, Dr. Godette was invited to oversee the HUCM clerkship in obstetrics and gynecology for the third year medical students. Dr. Godette graciously responded to the call where he served from 2000 until his retirement in 2008. Under his leadership, the passage rate of the medical students on the national examination taken by medical students completing the obstetrics and gynecology clerkship was 100%.