Faculty Educator Awards
This award recognizes the co-curricular contributions that faculty make that impact medical education and medical students. This award honors faculty who consistently serve as effective mentors and advisors to medical students during their four years of medical school. It was named after beloved faculty member, John Song, after his death in 2019. Recipients are selected by the Medical Education Honors & Awards Committee.
The Distinguished Teaching Awards recognize superior teaching by Twin Cities Medical School faculty.
- Distinguished Foundational Science Teaching Award, Yr 1
- Distinguished Foundational Science Teaching Award, Yr 2
- Distinguished Clinical Teaching Award, Primary Care, up to 2
- Distinguished Clinical Teaching Award, Specialty Medicine, up to 2
- Distinguished Teaching Award, Resident Teachers, up to 2
This award honors and encourages the types of preceptor teaching medical students hold in high esteem. Winners receive a recognition certificate and a $1,000 award from the Foundation. There will be two awardees. Recipients are selected by the Medical Education Honors & Awards Committee.
The University of Minnesota invites you to participate in the selection of community faculty to receive the Exceptional Primary Care Community Faculty Teaching Award. These awards honor and encourage the kind of preceptor teaching, in a primary care setting, that medical students hold in esteem. Winners receive a recognition certificate and a $1,000 award from the Minnesota Medical Association. Two awards will be made annually. Recipients are selected by the Medical Education Honors & Awards Committee.
Licht Memorial Lecture
The Sidney Licht Memorial Lecture provides an honorarium of $1,000 to a distinguished physician for up to two days of teaching, plus expenses. The Visiting Licht Clinician is selected by the chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
The Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Faculty Award promotes the integration of humanism in the delivery of care to patients and their families.
The Medical School and the University of Minnesota Foundation invite nominations for the Outstanding Medical School Educational Innovation Award. Up to four awards will be presented, two to a Year 1 and two to a Year 2 faculty members. The faculty members selected to receive the award will each receive a $1,000 award. Recipients are selected by the Medical Education Honors & Awards Committee.
All faculty awards will be distributed directly through the University of Minnesota's Payroll department.