ETA 2014

2014 Excellence in Teaching Recipients

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Excellence in Teaching Awards - 2016 Call for Nominations

The Excellence in Teaching Awards are peer-nominated and intended to highlight outstanding front-line teachers of medical students, residents, and fellows at all UCSF teaching sites who might otherwise go unrecognized. These teachers are "unsung heroes" who demonstrate daily their dedication to education and teach in a manner that creates an encouraging and intellectually stimulating environment, which promotes critical thinking and learning.

Who's Eligible?

  • Faculty teachers of UCSF School of Medicine students, residents, and fellows, including volunteer faculty and instructor from other schools (Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Nursing).
  • All faculty members at all UCSF teaching sites, including: Parnassus, ZSFG, VAMC and affiliated sites, Kaiser, Mount Zion, UCSF Fresno, Kaiser, and Mission Bay.


Who can nominate?
UCSF School of Medicine faculty members who are among the following:

  • Appointed Department Education Leadership (e.g. Vice Chairs for Education or other education-specific appointments)
  • Members of the Academy of Medical Educators
  • Residency and Fellowship Program Directors
  • Clerkship Directors
  • Course Directors and Course Co-Directors
  • Associate and Site Directors of the above three programs

Submission Guidelines:

  • Each nominee requires two faculty nominators
  • Nominee may be from within or outside of the nominator's department
  • Faculty who submit one primary nomination are allowed to be a secondary nominator for one additional nominee
  • The two nominators must submit a single nomination form attesting to the nominee's teaching qualities and characteristics, which is submitted to the recipient and department Chair.
    • 250 word or 1800 character maximum for each statement of support

In your nomination, we strongly suggest including direct quotes from learners and specific examples of teaching scenarios. We strive for as much specificity and objective evidence as possible, and encourage any of the following:  numbers of learners reached, duration of teaching, objective evaluation data if available (e.g. E-value….etc.). 

We request that nominators refrain from submitting mere lists of accomplishments or activities. 

Submission Deadline is Wednesday, July 13

The Academy's Excellence in Teaching Awards Action Group reviews all nominations and determines the recipients. Recipients receive a certificate and letter copied to their department chair.

Please contact the Academy Office at 514-2282 if you have any questions, or email Karen Brent at