To recognize outstanding performance in teaching, an incentive may be available from the COM Office of the Dean for a select number of educators. Eligible faculty will be nominated from each department and participate in a college-wide competition to receive an incentive. Faculty are selected based on the excellence of their teaching of medical students, residents and fellows, graduate students, post-docs, and mentorship of other faculty.
To qualify for an award of excellence in teaching, candidates must have no grade less than 3.0, and a teaching assignment of at least 15%. If extenuating circumstances exist such that a department chair believes a particular faculty member deserves consideration for the award with less than 15% time assigned to teaching, the nomination can proceed with a request to the selection committee to excuse the 15% teaching assignment requirement. Department chairs are not eligible for the teaching incentive.