Committee Chair: Peadar Noone, MD
Committee’s Charge: The eight teaching awards annually recognize the importance of excellence in medical student teaching. They seek to increase the prestige of great teachers and make teaching a more viable part of a faculty member’s career path. These awards complement, rather than compete with, the awards already available to school of medicine faculty. They are meant to be an important part of the recipient’s teaching portfolio and should help support admission to the Academy of Educators as well as promotion and tenure decisions. The categories are:
Clinical and Basic Science Teaching Excellence Awards - one award in each category directed towards great teachers who are not course directors, but who make significant contributions to courses in years 1 and 2
- Clinical Preceptor Excellence in Teaching Award (for faculty at UNC Hospitals) – two awards; one for faculty in the preclinical curriculum and one for faculty in the clinical curriculum. Awards go to faculty who are exceptional clinical preceptors, but who do not have major administrative responsibilities
- Clinical Preceptor Excellence in Teaching Award (for off-campus faculty) – two awards; one for faculty preceptors in the year 1 and 2 community weeks and one for faculty preceptors in the year 3 and 4 clinical curriculum.
- Medical Student Research Mentor Award – This award recognizes excellence in training medical students in the fundamentals of medical research and research ethics.
- Medical Student Advisor Award – This award recognizes dedication and effectiveness as a medical student advisor through all four years of the curriculum.
- Career Goal Advisor Award – This award recognizes dedication and effectiveness as a medical student career advisor through the residency application process.
- Innovation in Teaching Award – This award recognizes innovation in medical student teaching and could include course directors and teachers with administrative responsibilities.
- Lifetime Achievement Award in Medical Education – This award is for a faculty member who has demonstrated sustained excellence in teaching and mentoring medical students over 10 years or more.
Brice, Jane H; Connolly, AnnaMarie; Noone, Peadar G; Chaney, Stephen G; Kernick, Edward T Jr; Arrel Toews; Beat Steiner; Gwyther, Robert E; Farrell, Timothy Michael; Felix, Ana Cristina Goncalves