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Outstanding Student Medical Educator

Outstanding Student Medical Educator and Commitment to Teaching Honorees

Purpose:  The Academy for Scholarship in Education (ASE) seeks to recognize medical students for their commitment to teaching and learning. We do this through naming an Outstanding Student Medical Educator as well as recognizing students through the Commitment to Teaching Honoree distinction.

Outstanding Student Medical Educator. This award is given to a third or fourth year medical student who has demonstrated exceptional leadership in and commitment to the areas of teaching, community health education, and educational scholarship. To earn this honor, the medical student demonstrates active engagement in teaching, tutoring and/or mentoring fellow students, contributing to the academic community through local and national service, and conducting educational research.

Commitment to Teaching Honorees. In addition, ASE would also like to recognize any student (years 1-4) who has demonstrated a commitment to teaching, community health education, and educational scholarship. Those students who are recognized by others for their commitment to teaching will receive the Commitment to Teaching Honoree distinction as well as a letter of gratitude from ASE. Students nominated for Outstanding Student Medical Educator are automatically eligible for this distinction.

Nature of Award

At the annual Symposium on Teaching and Learning, the Outstanding Student Medical Educator will be formally recognized and receive an engraved, personalized plaque. The Outstanding Student Medical Educator's name is engraved on an SIU School of Medicine plaque dedicated to this award. This plaque is located outside the Office of the Associate Dean of Curriculum and Education.

For Further Information

If you have questions or want to learn more about the Outstanding Student Medical Educator award, please e-mail academy@siumed.edu or call 217-545-2103.