Resident and Faculty Teaching Awards

Please note: The following information is intended for faculty, staff, residents, fellows, and others who work for the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health.

Nominations open for 2018 awards

We're accepting nominations for the 2018 UMN Family Medicine and Community Health resident and faculty teaching awards.

Nomination deadline: April 16, 2018

 Awards will be presented at commencement on June 5, 2018.


Description and nomination forms of resident awards

Leonard P. Burke, MD, Memorial Award

Leonard P. Burke, MD, Memorial Award

Leonard P. Burke, a graduate of the UMN Medical School in 1931, spent his entire career practicing family medicine in Verona, New Jersey. Upon his death in 1978, his family established this award in his honor.

The Leonard P. Burke, MD, Memorial Award is given to a graduating resident whose family medicine training has resulted in a unique service contribution during residency training.

Examples of such a contribution might be the following:

  • Involvement in a community service project
  • Development of a patient education or patient care program
  • Publication of an article on preventive health
  • Involvement in improving clinic management

The award is a plaque and a $1,000 check.

How to nominate

Download the Leonard P. Burke, MD, Memorial Award nomination form

Residents are nominated by the program and brought forward to the awards nominating and selection committee.

Excellence in Research Award

Excellence in Research Award

The award is given in recognition of a graduating resident who has excelled in research and scholarly activities during residency. Its purpose is to stimulate more residents to participate in the research process.

The award is a plaque and a $1,000 check.

How to nominate

Download the Excellence in Research Award nomination form

Each program nominates one of its graduating resident and brings forward the name to the awards nominating and selection committee.

Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Resident Teacher Award

Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Resident Teacher Award

The STFM Resident Teacher Award was first awarded in 1984. It was created to promote the concept of residents as teachers. 

The STFM Resident Teacher Award recipient is a valued teacher by patients and peers. It is presented to a graduating resident from each program who have best demonstrated the following:

  • Interest, ability, and commitment to family medicine education
  • Excellence in teaching physician assistants, nursing students, pharmacy students, etc.
  • Participated in patient education or residency education committees as well as being involved in peer teaching
  • Commitment to community teaching
  • Provided presentations at regional or national family medicine meetings.

How to nominate

A nomination form is not used for this award. Resident names are brought forward by the program, not by the awards committee, and they are presented with a framed certificate.

Forward recipient names to Paul Drapiewski, drapi001@umn.edu.

Description and nomination forms of faculty awards

Faculty Teaching Award

Faculty Teaching Award

This honor is bestowed to a faculty member whose majority of their core departmental responsibilities involve educational activities and has demonstrated meritorious achievement in the education of medical students, residents, and/or other health professionals.

This award is intended to recognize teaching faculty whose professional duties do not position them for awards or recognition in other pursuits such as research and administration. As such, it is an opportunity to formally recognize valued, but occasionally, unsung faculty who contribute so richly to our teaching mission.

The award is a plaque and a $1,000 check.

Eligibility

Faculty in our graduate medical education programs (all eight residency programs, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and Sports Medicine fellowships) and other administrative areas (medical student education, UMN Program in Human Sexuality, research, geriatrics, etc.) are eligible.

How to nominate

Download the Faculty Teaching Award nomination form

Include the following materials with your nomination form:

  • Candidate’s CV
  • A one-page description of candidate's teaching activities and accomplishments
  • Any supporting documentation such as teaching evaluations, letters of support, etc. (please limit supporting documentation to no more than 10 pages)

Self-nominations are encouraged.

The awards committee will review the nominees and make the final award selection.

Affiliated Faculty Teaching Award

Affiliated Faculty Teaching Award

This award is for a member of our affiliated faculty who has demonstrated meritorious achievement in the education of medical students, residents, and/or other health professionals. Eligible candidates for this award include volunteer or paid community preceptors, elective course directors who are not regular faculty, or other types of instructors who spend less than one-third of their professional time teaching.

The award is a plaque and a $1,000 check.

Eligibility

  • Volunteer or paid community preceptors
  • Elective course directors who are not regular faculty
  • Other types of instructors who spend less than one-third of their professional time teaching

How to nominate

Download the Affiliated Faculty Teaching Award nomination form

We particularly welcome nominations from medical students or family medicine residents. The awards committee will review the nominees and make the final award selection. 


Where to send nominations

Please send all award nominations to Paul Drapiewski by e-mail at drapi001@umn.edu or by mail:

University of Minnesota
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
420 Delaware St SE, MMC 381
Minneapolis, MN 55455

You can also drop it off in Room 6-240 in the Phillips-Wangensteen Building on the Twin Cities campus.

Individuals can nominate, however, we greatly encourage you to collaborate on your nominations. Historically, the winning awards answered the criteria and provided the most compelling and in-depth descriptions. Please pay close attention to the criteria and documents requested.

Thank you for your effort to acknowledge excellence.


Contact

Melissa Stevens, 612-626-4490, steve139@umn.edu