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The School of Medicine Executive Dean's Mentoring Awards

Each year at the School of Medicine Faculty Retreat, the Executive Dean presents five prestigious awards to faculty members who demonstrate an exceptional commitment to mentoring the School's junior faculty, residents and post-doctoral students. Nominated by their colleagues and learners, the Distinguished Mentoring Awards are given to deserving individuals who recognize the vital role that mentoring plays in developing the next generation of medical educators. 

The Distinguished Mentoring Awards

One faculty member will be chosen for each of the five awards available.

Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award - "The Jayhawk" - nominations are open to faculty members who meet all the following criteria:

  • A full professor at the KU School of Medicine for more than twenty years, with a current appointment in good standing.
  • Mentored five or more junior faculty members.
  • Have evidence of superb performance in mentoring junior faculty. 
  • Candidates may be presented the award more than once, but not within a five year period.
  • Executive Dean's Office faculty are not eligible.

Excellence in Mentoring Award - nominations are open to faculty members who meet all the following criteria:

  • An associate or full professor in the KU School of Medicine for more than five years, with a current appointment in good standing.
  • Mentored five or more junior faculty members.
  • Have evidence of superb performance in mentoring junior faculty.
  • Candidates may be presented the award more than once, but not within a five year period.
  • Executive Dean's Office faculty are not eligible.

Honorary Mentoring Award - nominations are open to faculty members who meet all the following criteria:

  • An associate or full professor from outside the KU School of Medicine or a professional working in private practice, research institution, or a related business.
  • Mentored one or more SOM faculty member(s) for two years or longer.
  • A scholar or professional with demonstrated success in the field they mentor.  

Achievement Award for Mentoring Residents - nominations are open to faculty members who meet all the following criteria:

  • An assistant, associate or full professor at the KU SOM for three years or more, with a current appointment in good standing.
  • Mentor for five or more residents over the years.
  • Scholars with demonstrated success in the areas they mentor.
  • Have evidence of superb performance in mentoring residents.
  • Candidates may win the award more than once, but not within a five year period.
  • Executive Dean's Office faculty are not eligible.

Achievement Award for Mentoring Post-docs - nominations are open to faculty members who meet all the following criteria:

  • An assistant, associate or full professor at the KU SOM for three years or more, with a current appointment in good standing.
  • Mentor for five or more post-docs over the years.
  • Scholars with demonstrated success in the areas they mentor.
  • Have evidence of superb performance in mentoring post-docs.
  • Candidates may win the award more than once, but not within a five year period.
  • Executive Dean's Office faculty are not eligible.

Honorees receive membership to the KU SOM Distinguished Mentors, recognition at the Annual Faculty Retreat, a trophy etched in their name and a $1,500 financial award.

The Awards will be presented on Friday, August 23, 2019 at the SOM Annual Faculty Retreat. 

 

 

Last modified: Jun 03, 2019
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