This award was developed as a collaborative effort by the Department of Medical Education (DME), the Morsani College of Medicine (MCOM) Faculty Council and the Office of Faculty Affairs (OFA) to enhance the practice, quality, and scholarship of teaching and learning at USF Health MCOM through educational service, consultation, and research. Essential to this mission is helping faculty members grow as educators and recognizing teaching excellence and innovation in medical education. This program is being developed to honor exemplary educators of students (UME and GME), physicians, physician assistants, physical therapists, athletic trainers and scientists amongst our faculty by awarding the title of Distinguished Educator. These award winners become inductees of the MCOM Academy of Distinguished Educators.
To be eligible for the Distinguished Educator Award, faculty members must hold an active appointment at USF Health MCOM for a minimum of two years and hold the rank of at least associate professor. In addition to demonstrated excellence as a teacher, nominees will have made exceptional contributions to the education mission in one or more of the following ways:
Administration of the program will be through the Department of Medical Education.
To be a community energized to grow together as educators and learners.
To cultivate excellence in Health Sciences Education.
On an annual basis, the DME /OFA shall invite nominations of individuals to be considered for the Distinguished Educator Award.
All nominees will be contacted by the Department of Medical Education and offered the opportunity to apply. The application will include a structured template to use to submit materials, as a single PDF document, in the order below. Applications need to follow this format to be considered by the Selection Committee. Materials must be submitted electronically to Candice Kunkle (firstname.lastname@example.org) by February 4, 2022 and must include Items 1-6.
OPTIONAL: Supporting Materials (to be included at the end of the PDF described above) The header for each section should contain a description (no more than ½ page) of the materials included therein. Acceptable documentation includes:
The two letters of nomination and all material submitted by each candidate will be reviewed by the Selection Committee. A maximum of four faculty members will be selected as award recipients. Determination of award recipients is by a Selection Committee comprised of the following individuals:
The above committee will be convened over the next 2-3 years as this society increases in size
The faculty members named as Distinguished Educators will receive: