UPSOM Teaching Awards

Dean's Faculty Teaching Awards

Kenneth E. Schuit Award, Recognizing the Dean's Master Educators

This award recognizes basic science and clinical faculty for education-related contributions to the Pitt Med Curriculum.
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Sheldon Adler Award for Innovation in Medical Education

This award recognizes individual achievement in innovation in medical education at UPSOM.
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Donald S. Fraley Award for Medical Student Mentoring

The award recognizes individuals for their outstanding contribution to medical education through their service as mentors to medical students at UPSOM.
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Award for Excellence in Clinical Precepting

This award recognizes clinical preceptors who consistently provide outstanding clinical instruction in a community setting for UPSOM medical students.
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Clerkship Preceptor of the Year Award

This award recognizes faculty clinical preceptors who consistently provide outstanding clinical instruction in the clerkship setting for UPSOM medical students.
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Clinical Educator of the Year Award

This award recognizes faculty who consistently provide outstanding clinical education in a third or fourth year elective course setting for UPSOM medical students.
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William I. Cohen Award for Excellence in Clinical Skills Instruction

This award recognizes faculty who consistently provide outstanding clinical skills instruction for first and second year UPSOM medical students.
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Award for Outstanding Professional Enrichment Course

This award, established in 2014, recognizes faculty who volunteer their time and expertise to run a Professional Enrichment Course (formerly mini-elective) for students. These courses provide students the opportunity to pursue areas of interest and personal growth in areas outside of the traditional core curriculum. Review the complete list of available Professional Enrichment Courses.
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Outstanding Early Career Educator Award

This award is meant to honor junior faculty who have demonstrated excellence and promise as educators in the UPSOM curriculum.
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Social Justice Education Award

This award recognizes faculty individually or in teams who have demonstrated excellence in teaching social justice—e.g., anti-racism, social determinants of health, care for sexual and gender minorities, etc.  
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Distinguished Service in Medical Education Award

This award is the highest honor in medical education given by the University of Pittsburgh School of MedicineStudent's Faculty Teaching Awards


Student's Faculty Teaching Awards

Excellence in Education Awards

At the end of their first and second years, pre-clinical medical students at UPSOM recognize faculty educators for their valued contributions and dedication to teaching in the fundamentals of basic science and organ systems pathopysiology courses.


Student Awards

Award for Outstanding Medical Student Contributions to the Curriculum

This award recognizes a current medical student (or team of students) at any level who has demonstrated leadership and excellence in improving important aspects of the UPSOM curriculum.
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