5 star award 

Outstanding Educator Award

With this award, the APCCMPD honors an exemplary clinician educator through its Outstanding Educator Award. PCCM, CCM, and Pulmonary Fellowship Programs may nominate an individual within the P/CCM Field. One individual will be selected for the national award and will receive recognition at the 2018 APCCMPD Spring Conference and be given the opportunity to present on a medical education topic of their choice. 


Members of the Association of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Program Directors (APCCMPD) work diligently foster excellence through training and mentoring of the next generation of pulmonary and critical care physicians. One way they honor their peers who demonstrate excellence in the development of future physicians is through the annual Outstanding Educator Award (OEA). The OEA award recognizes clinicians who are exemplary clinician educators.

Eligibility Criteria

The recipient of the national award will be:

  • A pulmonary, critical care or sleep clinician who spends a majority of his/her time serving as a clinician educator.
  • A clinician educator whose portion of time is spent in fellow level education.
  • Recognized by fellows-in-training as an outstanding educator and by his/her peers as having made substantial contributions to the field of fellowship education. Nominations must reflect excellence in this area above all else.
  • A Program Director, Associate Program Director, or Key Clinical Faculty within an APCCMPD member Fellowship Program.

Restrictions– A recipient may not be: 

  • A current member of the APCCMPD Board of Directors or within 4 years of serving as the Immediate-Past President. Individuals who serve as Secretary-Treasure are eligible to apply after 1 year of serving as the Secretary-Treasure.
  • A peer must nominate a potential awardee, self-nominations will not be accepted.  

Key Dates: 

Submission open: July 1, 2018
Nomination Deadline:
December 3, 2018
Nomination Acceptance: December 7, 2018
Letter of Support Deadline: January 7, 2019

Selection Process: 

Those who wish to nominate an outstanding educator should first obtain the approval of the prospective nominee.

  1. Nomination: The individual who wishes to nominate an outstanding educator should complete a nomination form. Within this form the nominator will be asked to provide a brief description of the nominee’s impact as a clinician educator in pulmonary and critical care fellowship (December 3, 2018).
  2. Nomination Acceptance: APCCMPD Staff will correspond with each nominee, who will be asked to complete a OEA Nomination Acceptance Form. The OEA Nomination Acceptance Form will require the following information for completion (December 7, 2018):
    1. List the names and email addresses of three individuals that have agreed to provide a letter of support for the nominee. The letter of support should describe how the nominee has demonstrated excellence as an educator of fellows-in-training within P/CCM Medicine.
    2. The nominee’s CV
    3. A JPG color photograph of the nominee (head and shoulders).
    4. Confirmation that if selected awardee will attend the 2019 APCCMPD Spring Conference.
  3. Letters of Support: The APCCMPD will correspond with the 3 individuals identified to provide a letter of support. Nominees will not be considered unless all material is submitted by January 7, 2019.
  4. Selection Process: The OEA Selection Committee will review all nominees. The committee will develop a ranked slate of the top qualifiers, based on the eligibility criteria. The OEA Selection Committee chair will present the ranked slate of the top qualifiers to the APCCMPD BOD for voting.
  5. Awardee Recognition: All applicants will be honored by the APCCMPD in the Annual Awards Booklet. The APCCMPD will present the 2019 Outstanding Educator recipient with a plaque at the 2019 Annual Spring Conference. The APCCMPD will also recognize the 2019 Outstanding Educator in its quarterly newsletter and on it’s web site.
  6. At the 2019 Annual Spring Conference the awardee will be given the opportunity to present on a medical education topic of their choice. 

Submit a Nomination