ACS 2012 Resident Award for Exemplary Teaching
Nominations for the 2012 Resident Award for Exemplary Teaching are being sought by the American College of Surgeons. The award, presented each year, is meant to recognize teaching excellence and to further emphasize teaching as an important area of a resident’s daily life. The recipient will be selected by the Committee on Resident Education, based on evidence of teaching excellence. The award carries with it a $1,500 stipend as well as an invitation to attend the 2012 Clinical Congress as a guest of the ACS. In addition, the highest nine other nominees will be recognized with a certificate of outstanding merit.
Each surgery residency program may nominate one resident. Eligible residents are those in good standing in an accredited surgery residency program, including specialty programs, as of June 15, 2012. Residents must have received prior recognition of their outstanding efforts in teaching by having won internal teaching awards at their current institution. Teaching efforts directed towards medical students, fellow residents or other allied health personnel can be recognized. Additional documentation of teaching excellence may be furnished in the form of evaluations completed by the students. Efforts made by the nominee to improve the educational environment of the institution by serving on education committees, organizing courses, or participating in educational programs will also be considered in the selection process.
The nomination form should be completed and mailed with 1) a letter of nomination, no longer than two pages, from the chair or program director; 2) the nominee’s curriculum vitae; 3) an Education Philosophy statement from the nominee explaining, in 100 words or less, why the nominee has made education a priority during residency and his/her approach to teaching and 4) any additional supporting documents. The nominee’s curriculum vitae should detail all education publications, Grand Rounds or conference presentations, and education committee memberships. A supplement to the curriculum vitae may be used to describe attendance at national educational meetings, curriculum development or course organization activity, and innovative changes made in the residency by the nominee. The recipient will be notified by August 27, 2012, and the award will be given at the 2012 Clinical Congress in Chicago.
The deadline for receipt of nominations is July 20, 2012. For additional information, please contact the office of Kim Echert, BA, C-TAGME, Senior Manager, Programs to Enhance Resident and Medical Student Education, Division of Education at email@example.com or (312) 202-5424. Please mail the materials to Ms. Cherylnn Sherman, Division of Education, American College of Surgeons, 633 North Saint Clair Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60611.