Master Educator Award (GME)


  • To recognize and reward individuals who have provided major contributions to Graduate Medical Education (GME) at the University of Virginia.
  • To provide a mechanism for channeling institutional investment into the careers of those exceptional teachers whose future efforts are expected to have significant additional influence on long-term resident training and education at UVA.

The award is $5,000 and 5% salary support for faculty development in GME.

The Award

The Medical Center will offer two Master Educator Awards annually, one to a junior and a second to a senior faculty. Each award will provide:

A cash bonus of $5000 to the awardees.
An allocation of funds to the awardees’ home department that would be sufficient to provide up to 5% time dedicated time for one year (using the NIH grant allocation formula at maximum levels currently in effect). This released time would be used for innovative educational development and research activities not otherwise supported.
Recognition in the various School of Medicine and University of Virginia Teaching Excellence forums.

Award Recipients