CDEM Call for Awards
CDEM has both the honor and pleasure of recognizing medical student faculty educators from across the country for their national dedication, innovation and achievements to undergraduate medical education. It is a great opportunity to reward our colleagues for the work they do. The committee is now accepting nominations for four awards to be given at the annual SAEM CDEM meeting in May 2019 with a deadline of January 30, 2019 for submission. The four CDEM awards are the Young Educator Award, Clerkship Director Award, Distinguished Educator Award and the Innovation Award. Additionally, CDEM recognizes residents with demonstrated skills in interests in teaching through the CDEM Resident Teacher Award. Descriptions of all awards are below. Specifically, all nomination packets (with the exception of the CDEM Resident Teacher Award) must include:
1. Letter of support from nominator specifying: Which award the candidate is being nominated for.
2. How the nominee fulfills the award criteria.
3. What is the relationship of the nominator to the nominee (Chairman, Residency Director, etc.) Self nominations are accepted.
4. Curriculum vitae and/or teaching portfolio of the nominee.
5. Nominations may also include other supporting documentation, such as a detailed description of curricular innovations, teaching evaluations, letters of support from colleagues, supervisor or students, funded grant or project applications, and publications.
The nomination pockets are reviewed and ranked numerically for each award. Please email the completed application as a single PDF file to CDEM@saem.org. The deadline to apply is January 30, 2019.
This award recognizes an Emergency Medicine Clerkship Director that has made significant contributions to either a 3rd or 4th year emergency medicine rotation. To be eligible for this award, the nominee must currently be a Clerkship Director of a mandatory, selective or elective rotation and have served in that role for a minimum of 5 years. This award is presented at the annual CDEM meeting. The nominee must be a member of CDEM.
This award recognizes a medical student educator at the Clinical Instructor or Assistant Professor level and less than 10 year from residency completion who has made significant contributions to teaching and educating medical students. This award is presented at the annual CDEM meeting. The nominee must be a member of CDEM.
This award recognizes a medical student educator at the Associate Professor or Professor level who has made significant contributions to and has demonstrated sustained excellence in teaching and educating medical students for 10 or more years. This award is not presented annually; rather, it is bestowed on special occasions. The nominee must be a member of CDEM.
This award recognizes a medical student educator at any faculty rank who has made a significant and innovative contribution to undergraduate medical education. This award is presented at the annual CDEM meeting. The nominee must be a member of CDEM.
Deadline: Three weeks prior to graduation
The award is given to a resident, who has demonstrated skills and interests in teaching. No more than one award may be given per residency program, but it need not be given each year. Faculty shall select their program's recipient. Candidates can be nominated by either Clerkship Director or Residency Program Director.