Mid-Career Educator Award

This award honors mid-career individuals who are actively engaged in enhancing the practice and profession of pulmonary and/or critical care medicine through education. The medical educator selected for this award is actively making significant and innovative contributions to education in pulmonary and/or critical care medicine. These contributions should include education beyond the local level, with recognition of the recipient's excellence, and may include teaching, directing, mentoring, writing, and speaking abilities. Ideally, this would include multiple levels of audiences such as medical students, residents and fellows. Candidates should be within 5-15 years of fellowship, although exceptions to this may be made on a case-by-case basis.

Award Criteria

The following serves as guidance for this award. Nominees should:
  • have developed a supportive environment for teaching and scholarship.

  • have demonstrated a commitment to mentorship and established a track record for successful mentorship.

  • have provided instruction on teaching skills such as curricular design, teaching methods, and learning and program assessment.

  • be a successful advocate and guide in administrative, organizational, and professional matters for junior clinician educators.

  • demonstrate personal concern for his/her mentees and support their personal and professional development.

  • value teaching within pulmonary and/or critical care medicine.

  • demonstrate leadership skills and professionalism.

  • place an equal or greater emphasis on the professional development of his/her trainees than on self-promotion or advancement.

A recipient of the national award will be:

  • a pulmonary, critical care or sleep clinician, at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor (or equivalent), within 5-15 years of fellowship, 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 medical education through 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 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-Treasurer are eligible to apply after 1-year of serving as the Secretary-Treasurer.

Nomination Process

Nominees for the Mid-Career Educator Award may be self-nominated or nominated by a peer. Individuals who wish to nominate a mid-career educator should first obtain the approval of the prospective nominee.

Submission Requirements

The Mid-Career Educator Award nomination form will require the following for completion:

  • a brief description of the nominee’s impact as a clinician educator in pulmonary, critical care, and/or pulmonary and critical care fellowship training.

  • two (2) letters of support that describe how the nominee has demonstrated excellence as an educator of fellows-in-training within pulmonary, critical care, and/or pulmonary and critical care fellowship training. This should align with the Mid-Career Educator Award purpose and eligibility and review criteria.

  • the nominee’s CV.

  • a .JPG color photograph of the nominee (head and shoulders). Submitted headshots will not be shared with the Review Committee. Headshots will be used in the 2020 APCCMPD Awards Program.

  • Confirmation that, if selected, awardee will attend the upcoming 2020 APCCMPD Annual Conference.

Selection Process

The Mid-Career Educator Award Selection Committee will review all nominees. The committee will develop a ranked slate of the top qualifiers, based on the eligibility criteria. The Mid-Career Educator Award Selection Committee chair will present the ranked slate of the top qualifiers to the APCCMPD Board of Directors for voting.

Award Recognition

The APCCMPD will present the Mid-Career Educator Award recipient with a plaque at the 2020 APCCMPD Annual Conference. The APCCMPD will also recognize the awardee and all nominees in its quarterly newsletter, on the APCCMPD website, and in the 2020 Awards Program.


Deadline: December 2, 2019

Complete the On-line Application

Cami Morello, JD
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