Who Should Be Nominated
The target SGIM member candidate is a late-mid career or senior clinician educator (i.e., more than 15 years from terminal training) who is actively engaged in clinical teaching and innovation and aims to honor and encourage the types of teaching that learners (UME, GME, or CME) hold in high esteem.

Candidates will demonstrate excellence in any of the following: gifted and effective clinical teaching (may be evidenced by local or regional teaching awards, invited presentations, or evaluations and testimonials from learners, mentees, or colleagues); innovation in education (e.g., developed courses, curricula, or innovative educational programs; apply novel approaches to core teaching skills); development of an enthusiastic and supportive environment for learning; provision of significant, enduring contributions to medical education; exemplifying and inspiring life-long learning; role-modeling humanism, equity, and respect and inspiring the same in the learner; enduring contributions to educational policy at the national level.

This award seeks to recognize gifted teachers who have demonstrated a track record of employing innovative teaching methods, developing outstanding courses and curricula, or novel educational programs shared at a national level.

The Achievement in Education and Innovations Award is a new award debuting in 2024. It is a successor to the Career Achievement in Medical Education Award. To learn more about the previous award and its past winners, click here.