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Mid-Career Education Mentorship Award

This award is intended to recognize the mentoring activities of general medicine educators. 

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. 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.  
  • Nominee must be mid-career to be eligible (assistant or associate professor) 
  • Nomination Letter (See Criteria Below) 

    To promote equity, nominations for the SGIM mid-career mentorship award will be submitted via a structured form. Please respond to each of the following prompts (maximum of 250 words per question). We have included specific award criteria to consider when completing this nomination form. Please provide specific examples as available/applicable.

    1) Please describe why you are nominating this individual for the SGIM mid-career mentorship award, including a statement of what the mentor has meant to their mentee(s) – yourself or others. Please incorporate specific examples of mentoring interactions or outcomes.

    2) Please describe this candidate’s approach to mentorship and mentorship philosophy, considering the following:
    • How has the nominee demonstrated a commitment to mentorship and established a track record for successful mentorship?
    • How does the nominee place an equal or greater emphasis on the professional development of his/her trainees than on self-promotion or advancement?
    • How does the nominee demonstrate personal concern for their mentees and support their personal and professional development?

    3) Please describe how the outcomes of the nominee’s mentorship have supported and advocated for a culture that values and promotes medical education, considering:
    • Has the nominee provided instruction on teaching skills such as curricular design, teaching methods, and learning and program assessment?
    • How does the nominee show he/she/they values teaching in general internal medicine?
    • How has the nominee developed a supportive environment for teaching and scholarship?

    4) Please describe how the nominee acts as a role model and guide for their mentees – whether locally or at a distance – taking into consideration:
    • How has the nominee demonstrated leadership skills and professionalism?
    • How has the nominee acted as a successful advocate and guide in administrative, organizational, and professional matters for junior clinician educators (residents, fellows or faculty)?

  • A current copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae.
  • A completed Mentorship History document.  Please click here to access this document. 

2022 Mid-Career Education Mentorship Award Winner
Daniella Zipkin, MD

Important Dates 

October 7, 2022

Award nominations open

January 13, 2023

Award nominations close

March 14, 2023

All award recipients are notified  

May 10-13, 2023

Award presentations and acknowledgements at the 2023 SGIM Annual Meeting

Past Recipients

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2022 Daniella Zipkin
2021 Jennifer Corbelli
2020 Rachel Bonnema
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