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Medical Education
Center for Faculty Educators

Distinguished Teaching Awards

The Center for Faculty Educators (CFE) hosts an annual ceremony for UCSF School of Medicine teaching awards, including:

  • Charlotte Baer Memorial Award
    Presented annually to a member of the Volunteer Clinical Faculty of the School of Medicine in recognition of distinguished service, this award is named in honor of Dr. Charlotte Baer (1908 - 1973), practicing internist in San Francisco and a member of the volunteer clinical faculty for almost 30 years.
    • 2016 Recipient: Margaret Chen, MD, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
  • Special Recognition Awards
    Presented to members of the Volunteer Clinical Faculty who have made contributions through excellence in teaching, and significant contributions in the field of medicine, this award is to recognize a variety of instructors from individual departments that rotate yearly.
    • 2016 Recipients: Howard Kline, MD, Department of Medicine; Sara L. Swenson, MD, Department of Medicine; Matt Symkowick, MD, Department of Family and Community Medicine; and Laurence Yee, MD, Department of Surgery
  • Essential Core Teaching Awards (ECTA)
    First introduced in early 2000s, these annual awards represent an honor to recipients, as they are based on nominations from 1st- and 2nd-year medical students recognizing outstanding instructors.
    • Recipients for 2016
      • Excellence in Small Group Instruction by Student, presented by MS1 Class: Richard E. Alexander, MS4
      • Commitment to Teaching: Nripendra Dhillon, MBBS, MS, Department of Anatomy
      • Excellence in Small Group Instruction by Faculty, presented by MS1 Class: Gavin Henderson, MD, PhD, Department of Pediatrics
      • Excellence in Small Group Instruction by Faculty, presented by MS2 Class: Gerald Hsu, MD, PhD, Department of Medicine
      • Inspirational Teaching: Shieva Khayam-Bashi, MD, Department of Family and Community Medicine
      • Outstanding Foundations of Patient Care Preceptor, presented by MS1 Class: Malaika Scott, MD, Department of Family and Community Medicine
      • Excellence in Small Group Instruction by Student, presented by MS2 Class: Allen Seol, MD, University of California, Irvine
      • Outstanding Foundations of Patient Care Preceptor, presented by MS2 Class: Jenny Wilson, MD, Department of Emergency Medicine
      • 2015-16 ECTA Awards Recipients and Nominees (PDF)
  • Henry J. Kaiser Awards for Excellence in Teaching
    Since 1969, the School of Medicine has recognized exceptional faculty instructors through these annual awards.  They bestow significant academic distinction, as well as a modest monetary award for the winners.  The Henry J. Kaiser Awards for Excellence in Teaching are significant as only medical students and residents can nominate any faculty who teaches medical students and/or residents.
    • Recipients for 2016
      • Excellence in Teaching by Volunteer Clinical Faculty: Audrey d’Andrea, MD, Department of Family and Community Medicine
      • Excellence in Teaching in a Classroom Setting: Andrew D. Leavitt, Department of Laboratory Medicine
      • Excellence in Teaching in an Inpatient or Ambulatory Care Setting: Binh An P. Phan, MD, Department of Medicine
      • Excellence in Teaching in the Fresno Medical Education Program: Serena Yang, MD, MPH, Department of Pediatrics (Fresno)
      • 2015-16 Kaiser Awards Recipients and Nominees (PDF)

The 2016-2017 Teaching Awards Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at 5:30 pm, at a location at Parnassus Campus (TBD)Program Book (PDF)

For more information, email Ivan Mendez  or contact by phone (415) 514-3415.