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.

Current Winner

Susan Hingle, MD

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Past Winners

2023 Susan Hingle
2022 Sondra Zabar
2021 Diane B. Wayne
2020 Paul Haidet
2019 Adina Kalet
2018 Patricia S. O’Sullivan
2017 Daniel Wolpaw
2016 Melissa A. McNeil
2015 Thomas Beckman
2014 Jeffrey Jackson
2013 Patricia Thomas
2012 Dennis Novack
2011 Judy A. Shea
2010 Molly Cooke
2009 David Michael Elnicki
2008 Eric Holmboe
2007 Mark D. Aronson
2006 Stephen J. McPhee
2005 Dennis W. Cope
2004 James Wolliscroft
2003 David E. Kern
2002 Robert C. Smith
2001 Lee Randol Barker
2000 Allan Gorroll
1999 Jack Ende
1998 Gordon Noel
1997 William Branch
1996 Kelly Skeff

Nominations Open

October 6, 2023

Submission Deadline

January 12, 2024