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Faculty Development

Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentoring

A mentor plays a critical role in the successful development of others to realize their full academic potential.  However, often an individual’s effort to provide mentorship is not reflected or adequately recognized in the mentor’s professional record.  The goal of this award is to recognize and reward School of Medicine scholars who excel in mentoring and thus contribute to the success of our faculty and our Health System.  We wish to focus recognition of this activity on those mentors that have specifically helped junior faculty to succeed.
Each fall we invite Assistant Professors or newly promoted Associate Professors (Step I) to submit nominations for faculty who have played a key role as mentors in their professional and/or personal mentoring. Faculty at the level of Associate Professor and Full Professor are eligible to be nominated.  Only Assistant Professors or newly promoted Associate Professors (Step I) may submit nominations.  The mentoring awards recognize excellence in Research, Teaching, Clinical, and/or Leadership Mentoring. You may designate a nominee as excelling in one or more than one of these categories. The primary criterion for an award is evidence of excellent mentoring that supports junior faculty development.

Awardees will receive a cash prize and be honored at a faculty recognition reception held each spring.

Please contact Cheryl Busman at (916) 703-9230 or with any questions.

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