Congratulations to Dr. Kristy Borawski for receiving the UNC Academy of Educators’ (AOE) Craver Medical Student Teaching Award. With the support and generosity of UNC School of Medicine alum Dr. Joseph M. Craver, this teaching award recognizes an outstanding teacher in their core clerkship field who inspires and changes the lives of medical students through their teaching.
Dr. Borawski was honored at the annual Alan W. Cross Evening of Scholarship on May 20th, 2021.
About The Academy of Educators
Founded in 2006, the Academy of Educators (AOE) emphasizes teaching, supports faculty development, and promotes peer-to-peer leadership and teaching. Members of the AOE represent a diverse population across specialties and have grown to over 280 faculty and 100 residents.
The AOE teaching awards recognize the importance of excellence in medical student teaching, increase the prestige of great teachers, and make teaching a more viable part of a faculty member’s career path.
Awards can become an important part of the recipients’ teaching portfolios, can help support admission to the Academy of Educators, and can facilitate promotion and tenure decisions.
About the Craver Medical Student Teaching Award
With the support and generosity of UNC School of Medicine alum Dr. Joseph M. Craver, this teaching award is eligible to an MD faculty member in the Departments of Internal Medicine, Pediatrics or Surgery who is an outstanding teacher in their core clerkship fields, and who inspires and changes the lives of medical students through their teaching.
Selected faculty members must be directly involved in clerkship teaching and outstanding in that capacity. This is a cash award in the amount of $5,000 and will be awarded annually to two members of the teaching faculty in any of these three core primary care departments.
One award winner is selected by chair nomination with Vice Dean for Education endorsement in December of each year based on student evaluations of teaching success and chair determination of fit for the award given its intent. The second award winner is selected annually by student nomination through the Academy of Educators award selection process.
Dr. Joseph M. Craver received his bachelor’s degree from UNC Chapel Hill and is an alumni of UNC School of Medicine’s graduating class of 1967. Dr. Craver enjoyed a successful career in academic medicine as a faculty member in the Department of Surgery at the Emory School of Medicine for more than 30 years. He is well-known there as a fabulous teacher and mentor. When asked what his students would say about him, he recently said, “They knew I loved them, that I really cared, that I cared about them as a person, and that I wanted them to be the best they could be”.