John Song Distinguished Mentoring Award

This award recognizes the co-curricular contributions that faculty make that impact medical education and medical students. Named after beloved faculty member John Song in 2019, honors faculty who consistently serve as effective mentors and advisors to medical students during their four years of medical school.  

Up to two $1,000 awards, annually.


Open to all faculty who mentor medical students in any of the four years of their training.


  • Models commitment to diversity and inclusion

  • Makes a difference in the careers of trainees

  • Prioritizes availability, ensuring students are able to meet as needed.

Nomination Information

Nominations may be made by any members of the Medical School community including faculty, staff,  students, medical residents, departments, administrative units, medical student organizations, and University and community associations. The nomination form and all materials should be submitted electronically as a single PDF. 

All faculty awards will be distributed directly through the University of Minnesota's Payroll department and student awards will be distributed through the Office of Student Finance.