Excellence in Teaching Awards

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These two peer-nominated awards highlight outstanding frontline teachers of learners at all UCSF teaching sites who might otherwise go unrecognized for the 2021-2022 academic year. The nomination cycle for 2022 is now closed (June to July, 13, 2022). Recipients will be posted mid-August and celebrated at the Celebration of New Members on September 21, 3-5pm.

Academy of Medical Educators Excellence in Teaching Award (AME)

  • 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.

List of Teaching Award Recipients 2022 (Academic Year 2021-2022) 

Eligibility

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

  • Any UCSF faculty who teach UCSF trainees and students
  • All UCSF Schools
  • Includes UCSF Volunteer Clinical Professors
  • 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, Vice Chair for DEI, Division Chief, or another appointment)
  • Residency/Fellowship Program Directors
  • Associate Program Directors
  • Site Directors
  • Specialty Coordinators
  • Clerkship Directors
  • Course Directors/Faculty Leads/Faculty of Record
  • SOM Coaches

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.

To be considered for the Excellence in Teaching Award

  • Demonstrate how your nominee is a leader in professionalism and models equity and inclusion, exhibiting UCSF PRIDE values
  • Demonstrate nominee's daily dedication to education
  • Describe how the nominee demonstrates a growth mindset 
  • Demonstrate how nominee teaches in a manner that creates and encourages an intellectually stimulating environment, which promotes critical thinking and learning.

To be considered for the Interprofessional Teaching Award

  • Demonstrate how nominee teaches in a manner that:
  • Creates a learning environment that enables learners to learn with, from and about each other to improve collaboration and patient care
  • Teaches to interprofessional competencies:
  • Use the knowledge of one’s own role and the roles of other health professionals to appropriately assess and address the health care needs of the patients and populations served.
  • Communicate with other health professionals in a responsive and responsible manner that supports a collaborative approach to the maintenance of health and the treatment of disease in individual patients and populations.
  • Work with other health professionals to establish and maintain a climate of mutual respect, dignity, diversity, ethical integrity, and trust
  • Models equity and inclusion 
Selection and Notification Process

Review Process

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 21, 2022
    • Open to the UCSF Community - please join us to support UCSF Teachers
  • Questions? Please contact Karen Brent at karen.brent@ucsf.edu for AME and Nathan Jew, nathan.jew@ucsf.edu for PIPE.