Excellence in Teaching Awards

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These two peer-nominated awards are intended to highlight outstanding frontline teachers of learners at all UCSF teaching sites who might otherwise go unrecognized.

  • Academy of Medical Educators Excellence in Teaching Award for General Teaching
    • These frontline teachers are ‘unsung heroes’ who demonstrate daily their dedication to education and teach in a manner that creates an encouraging and intellectually stimulating environment that promotes critical thinking and learning.
  • Academy of Medical Educators/Program for Interprofessional Practice and Education (PIPE) Excellence in Interprofessional Teaching Award for UCSF Teaching Faculty
    • Frontline interprofessional teachers who work with learners from two or more professions and create an environment that enables learners to learn with, from, and about each other to improve collaboration and optimize patient outcomes.

2021 Recipients will be recognized at the Academy's Celebration of New Members, Wednesday, September 29, 2021

2021 Call for Nominations: Submit by Deadline - Friday, July 9

Notifications of recipients in August

Eligibility

Who is eligible?
All faculty who teach UCSF trainees and students

  • UCSF Volunteer Clinical Professors
  • Faculty from All UCSF Schools
  • Teachers from any UCSF teaching sites and affiliated sites including Community sites, East Bay sites, Kaiser, Mission Bay, Mount Zion, Parnassus, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals (Oakland and San Francisco), UCSF Fresno, SFVAMC, and ZSFG.
  • (NOTE: for Excellence in Interprofessional Teaching award, Interprofessional teachers work with learners from two or more professions and create an environment that enables learners to learn with, from, and about each other to improve collaboration and optimize patient outcomes.)

Ineligible Nominees

Submission Information

UCSF faculty members who are among the following:

  • Members of the Academy of Medical Educators
  • Department or Division Leadership (e.g. Vice Chairs for Education or another appointment)
  • Residency Program Directors
  • Specialty Coordinators
  • Clerkship Directors
  • Course Directors/Faculty of Record
  • Associate and Site Directors
  • Course Leaders
  • SOM Coaches
  • Residency/Fellowship Program Directors

Essential elements of the narrative portion of the nomination:

  • Attests to the nominee's teaching qualities and characteristics
  • Describe the nominee's commitment to UCSF's PRIDE Values and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Excellence in Interprofessional Teaching Award only: Interprofessional teachers work with learners from two or more professions and create an environment that enables learners to learn with, from, and about each other to improve collaboration and optimize patient outcomes

Submission Guidelines:

  • Each nomination requires two faculty nominators
  • Nominee can be within or outside your department/school
  • Faculty can submit one primary nomination and one secondary nomination for either award
  • Narrative is capped at 3500 characters - and is submitted as one letter from the primary and secondary nominators.
Selection and Notification Process

Review Process

  • Academy Excellence in Teaching Action Group
  • PIPE Professional Development Committee

Notification and Recognition Information

  • Recipients and Nominators are notified in August
  • Recipients receive a certificate and letter copied to their department or division chair
  • Recipients recognized at the Academy's Celebration of New Members, Wednesday, September 29, 2021
  • Questions? Please contact Karen Brent at karen.brent@ucsf.edu.