Do you have or know a clinician who mentors fellow faculty in clinical practice?

As part of the "CFD Excellence in Mentoring Awards," the MGH Center for Faculty Development invites nominations for the Excellence in Clinical Mentoring Award. This $1,000 award will be given to a faculty member from any MGH department who has contributed to honing the clinical expertise and helping accomplish the clinical goals of fellow faculty members and demonstrated excellence in several ways, including:

  • Having a positive impact on the clinical practice of fellow faculty
  • Implementing ideas that promote faculty success in clinical care
  • Demonstrating sustained interest and success in mentoring fellow faculty in the clinical setting
  • Fostering and encouraging professional development of fellow faculty in their clinical expertise
  • Modeling healthy approaches to work-life balance in the context of a heavy clinical schedule
Description of Award

The MGH Center for Faculty Development has created the Excellence in Clinical Mentoring Award to recognize clinicians who serve as stellar models of best practice in patient care and provide substantive, ongoing mentorship support to fellow faculty in clinical practice across the inpatient, outpatient, or operating room setting.

  • MGH faculty appointment
  • Harvard Medical School faculty appointment as Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor of Clinical X, or Professor
  • MD or equivalent advanced degree
Review Process

Nominees were evaluated and ranked by a multidisciplinary Review Committee. Nominees were notified and announced at the Celebration of Mentoring at MGH event on January 22, 2024. 

Nomination Requirements
  • Completed Nomination Form*
  • At least one and up to 3 nominating letters (most likely one from the nominator). Multiple nominators can compose each letter, but this is not required. Each letter can be up to 2 pages but not longer.
  • Nominee's HMS CV

Overall rules:

  • A nominator can nominate only ONE candidate per award.
  • Nominators from outside MGH are welcome, but at least one nominator has to be from within MGH.

*Nomination Form:

  • In one paragraph (2-4 sentences), summarize why you* have nominated this candidate for this award.
    *One nominator will submit the nomination, including the form and up to 3 nominating letters.
  • List all letter writers for this nomination, e.g.:
    1. Nominator or Supporting Letter Writer(s)
    2. Supporting Letter Writer(s)
    3. Supporting Letter Writer(s)
How to Nominate

This user-friendly portal allows you to submit electronic nominations to the Center for Faculty Development. The portal has been designed to allow users to:

  • View current calls and submit to open opportunities
  • Save and edit current nominations in progress
  • Submit completed nominations
  • View all your CFD nominations that have been submitted via the online portal

If you have questions, please submit them via e-mail to

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