The University of Virginia School of Medicine Awards for Excellence in Teaching recognize faculty who excel in teaching students, including medical students, biomedical sciences (BIMS) PhD candidates, or MPH candidates. This award is not intended for GME activities.
The award is $1,500 and a gift; the nomination deadline is Monday, July 31, 2023. The primary nominator must be a student (medical student, biomedical sciences (BIMS) PhD candidate, or MPH candidate).
The award winners will be announced by the Dean. The Dean will notify each awardee’s Department Chair. The Dean’s Office will be responsible for appropriate publicity in University and non-University publications. The Mulholland and Graduate Biosciences Societies will announce the award winners to the relevant student bodies.
Any student (medical student, biomedical sciences (BIMS) PhD candidate, or MPH candidate) may nominate one faculty member per year according to the listed criteria. All faculty and students will receive a copy of the call for nominations.
The Selection Committee will review all nominations and select up to five awardees. The committee is advisory to the Dean who will make the final selection. The selection committee will be composed of the following:
A representative from the Educators’ Academy Steering Committee
The Vice President of the Mulholland Society
The President of the 4th year class
One student selected by the Associate Dean for Student Affairs
The President of the Graduate Biosciences Society
The Vice President of the Graduate Biosciences Society
One student selected by the Associate Dean for Graduate and Medical Sciences Programs
Primary nominating letter from a student (medical student, biomedical sciences (BIMS) PhD candidate, or MPH candidate) (1 page)
Executive summary from a faculty member familiar with the nominee’s teaching/mentoring (it is recommended that the primary nominating party contact a faculty member who is familiar with the nominee’s teaching activities). This summary should describe the nominee’s teaching/mentoring activities and include supporting evidence of the nominee’s educational excellence and worthiness for the award (1 page limit).
Up to 3 additional letters/testimonials from students (medical students, biomedical sciences (BIMS) PhD candidates, or MPH candidates), trainees (postdoctoral fellows), and faculty colleagues of the nominee (1 page limit per letter)
An updated curriculum vitae
Relevant portions of the teaching portfolio (optional)
Note:NEW – Upon submission of the nomination packet, the Dean’s Office will solicit the statement from the nominee’s department chair or division chief that attests to the nominee’s exemplary demonstration of UVA Health’s ASPIRE values
Submit an electronic copy of the nomination packet as a single PDF here.