Faculty Educator Awards

 

John Song Distinguished Mentoring Award

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.

Distinguished Teaching Awards

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

Exceptional Affiliate Faculty Teaching Award

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.

Exceptional Primary Care Community Faculty Teaching Award

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.

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.

Manning Research Award

The Patrick J. Manning Research Award honors individuals who have shown special efforts on behalf of research animals and consequently on behalf of science. Recipients are selected by a special award committee from Research Animal Resources.

Tow Humanism in Medicine Faculty Award

The Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Faculty Award promotes the integration of humanism in the delivery of care to patients and their families.

Year 1 + 2 Educational Innovation Award

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.

Nomination Deadline
Annually on February 15

All faculty awards will be distributed directly through the University of Minnesota's Payroll department.