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Emerging Educator Award

The APCCMPD honors an exemplary clinician educator through its Emerging 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 2019 APCCMPD Annual Spring Conference, March 13-15, 2019, Albuquerque, NM. 


Members of the Association of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Program Directors (APCCMPD) work diligently to foster excellence through training and mentoring of the next generation of pulmonary and critical care physicians. One way to honor individuals who are up-and-coming medical educators is through the Emerging Educator Award. This award honors an individual who demonstrates excellence in values towards education and teaching abilities. This individual excels in delivering and promoting medical education through various means at the local and regional levels. 

Eligibility Criteria

The recipient of the national award WILL be:

  • A pulmonary, critical care or sleep clinician, at the level of Instructor or Assistant Professor (or equivalent), within 5-years of fellowship, who spend a majority of his/her time serving as a clinician educator.
  • A clinician educator whose major portion of time is spent in fellow-level education.
  • Recognized by fellows-in-training and by his/her peers as having made substantial contributions to the field of medical education though various means at the local and regional levels. Nominations must reflect excellence in this area above all else.
  • A Program Director, Associate Program Director, or Faculty within an APCCMPD Member Fellowship Program.

A recipient WILL 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-Treasurer are eligible to apply after 1-year of serving as the Secretary-Treasurer.
  • A peer must nominate a potential awardee. Self-nominations will NOT be accepted.   

Key Dates: 

Submission Opens: August 1, 2018
Nomination Deadline: December 3, 2018

Nomination Acceptance: December 7, 2018
Letter of Support Deadline: January 7, 2019

Selection Process 

Individuals wishing to nominate an emerging educator should first obtain the approval of the prospective nominee.

  1. Nomination: The individual who wishes to nominate an emerging 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 all nominees and will be asked to complete a Nomination Acceptance Form. The 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 format, color photograph of the nominee (head and shoulders).
    4. Confirmation that, if selected, awardee will attend the 2019 APCCMPD Annual 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 Awards Committee will review all nominees. The committee will develop a ranked slate of the top qualifiers, based on the eligibility criteria. The Awards Committee Chair will present the ranked slate of the top qualifiers to the APCCMPD Board of Directors for voting.
  5. Awardee Recognition: All applicants will be honored by the APCCMPD in the Annual Awards Booklet. The APCCMPD will present the 2019 Emerging Educator recipient with a plaque at the 2019 APCCMPD Annual Spring Conference. The APCCMPD will also recognize the 2019 Emerging Educator in its quarterly newsletter and on its Website. 

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