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Scholarship in Medical Education Award

This award brings greater attention to the many types of original work that SGIM members have performed to improve medical education on a national level.

SGIM is also happy to announce that for the 2017 recipient, this award is further supported by the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, and their “Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment Award”. This award consists of a suite of outstanding, evidence-based textbooks and electronic resources, including:

A copy of "Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment"
An electronic subscription to "Access Medicine"
A copy of the recently published palliative care textbook, "Care at the Close of Life"
A cash prize of $250.00

This award is intended to promote several types of scholarship in medical education. Scholarship has historically been judged by publication of original research; for this award additional evidence of scholarship might include books, chapters, review articles, grant funding in education, teaching videos, computer or internet-based materials, popular writing, and/or oral presentations.

Categories of scholarship include:

  1. Scholarship of integration (e.g., synthesis and analysis of a body of knowledge)
  2. Scholarship in educational methods and teaching (e.g., descriptions of new educational programs, educational methods, patient education programs)
  3. Scholarship in clinical practice (e.g., descriptions of methods to improve clinical practice, practice organization, and/or practice outcomes.
Leadership roles in courses and clerkships, evidence of recognition for outstanding teaching, and role-modeling are additional factors that may be sited to support scholarship.

Who Should be Nominated?

  • Must be members or associate members of SGIM
  • Will be in the early or middle phases of their careers (i.e., trainees, instructors, assistant professors, and associate professors)
  • Will be judged by the originality, quality, and generalizability of their work

Greater merit will be attached to contributions that are indicative of an evolving body of work by the nominated clinician educator and those projects that have been disseminated beyond the nominee’s home institution.

What do I Need to Nominate?

  • One or two page letter of recommendation from the nominee's supervisor or mentor, that should include a description of the nominee's role in one of the above three types of scholarship
  • One or two best examples of the nominee’s work (e.g., presentation materials, syllabus, manuscript, book chapter, videotape, computer software, or summary of evaluations from trainees)
  • Curriculum Vitae

Ready to Nominate? 

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Important Dates 

August 14, 2017

Award nominations open

November 6, 2017

Award nominations close


All award recipients are notified  

April 11-14, 2018

Award presentations and acknowledgements at the 2018 SGIM Annual Meeting

Past Recipients

2017  Abby L. Spencer
2016 Jed D. Gonzalo
2015  Carla Spagnoletti 
2014  Jeannette Guerrasio 
2013  Reena Karani
2012     Lisa Willett
2011  Preetha Basaviah 
2010  Jeanne M. Farnan
2009  Kathlyn E. Fletcher
2008  Adina Kalet
2008  Darcy A. Reed 
2008  Joseph A. Carrese 
2007  Diane Wayne
2007  Paul M. Haidet 
2007 Barry Issenberg  
2006  Scott D. Stern
2006  Sondra Zabar 
2006  Charles C. Smith 
2005  Auguste H. Fortin 
2005  John A. Flynn 
2005  Stephen D. Sisson 
2004  Janet B. Henrich 
2004  Gerald Smetana
2004  Gary Ferenchick
2003  Steven R. Simon 
2002  Nancy Rigotti
2002 Eric S. Holmboe 
2002  Wit Educational Initiative 
2001  Deborah Burnet
2000  Chad D. Kollas
2000  Robert Golub 
2000  Raymond O. Powrie 
1999  Linda Pinsky 
1999  Scott Wright
1998  Paul L. Fine 
1998  Mitchell Feldman 
1998 Halina Brukner