Exceptional Affiliate Faculty Teaching Award

The Medical School and the University of Minnesota Foundation invite you to participate in the selection of affiliate faculty to receive the Exceptional Affiliate Faculty Teaching Award. The foundation endeavors with this new award to honor and encourage the types of preceptor teaching the medical students hold in high esteem. Winners receive a recognition certificate and a $1,000 award from the Foundation. There will be two awardees.


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


  • Provides at least three years of continuous or recurring teaching of medical students in any year of training

  • Models professionalism

  • Contributes major, enduring contributions to student learning

  • Engages students meaningfully in patient care

  • Demonstrates using best evidence for patient care

  • Directly observes students with patients

  • Provides meaningful, specific, actionable feedback to students

Determination of awardees will be based upon student evaluations and the portfolio of the nominee. Award winners will be selected by the Medical School Awards Committee. Nominations will be accepted from Medical School course directors, students, residents, and faculty.