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Mid-Career Education Mentorship Award

This award is intended to recognize the mentoring activities of general medicine educators. The awardee will be recognized at the SGIM Annual Meeting each year that an awardee is chosen.

Who Should be Nominated?

 Mentees are encouraged to submit nominations!

The target candidates are outstanding mid-career clinician educators who are actively engaged in education and mentorship of junior or peer clinician educators. These junior or peer clinician educators may be residents, fellows, and/or junior faculty, located locally or at a distance. Candidates should be within 15 years of their first faculty appointment, although exceptions to this may be made on a case by case basis. To be eligible to receive the award, nominees must be SGIM members.

The following criteria serves as guidance for this award.  Nominees should:

  • Have developed a supportive environment for teaching and scholarship.
  • Have demonstrated a commitment to mentorship and established a track record for successful mentorship.
  • Have provided instruction on teaching skills such as curricular design, teaching methods, and learning and program assessment.
  • Be a successful advocate and guide in administrative, organizational, and professional matters for junior clinician educators.
  • Demonstrate personal concern for his/her mentees and supports their personal and professional development.
  • Value teaching in general internal medicine.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills and professionalism.
  • Place an equal or greater emphasis on the professional development of his/her trainees than on self-promotion or advancement.

What do I Need to Nominate?

  • Nominee must be a SGIM member. 
  • Two formal nomination letters, one of which must be from a current or prior mentee, two single-spaced pages or less, stating why this person should receive the SGIM Education Mentorship Award.
  • One additional supporting letter may be submitted.
  • A current copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae.
  • A completed Mentorship History document.  Please click here to access this document. 

2020 Mid-Career Education Mentorship Award Winner
Rachel Bonnema, MD, MS

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Important Dates 

October 19, 2020

Award nominations open

December 31, 2020

Award nominations close

February 25, 2021

All award recipients are notified  

April 20-23, 2021

Award presentations and acknowledgements at the 2020 Virtual SGIM Annual Meeting

Past Recipients

2019 Donna Windish
2018 Carla Spagnoletti
2017 Alda M. Gonzaga
2016 Stacy Higgins
2015  Hollis Day 
2014  Jada Bussey-Jones 
2013  Monica Lypson 
2012      Eva Marie Aagaard
2011  Vineet Arora
2010  Joseph Cofrancesco
2009  Jeff Wiese