John T. Potts, Jr., MD, Faculty Mentoring Award

Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development, this is one of the six CFD Excellence in Mentoring Awards to recognize and honor the mentoring contributions and to further build a "culture of mentoring" here at MGH.

Do you have or know an outstanding mentor?

As part of the "CFD Excellence in Mentoring Awards," the MGH Center for Faculty Development invites nominations for the John T. Potts, Jr., MD, Faculty Mentoring Award. This $5,000 award will be given to a faculty member from any MGH department who has contributed to the success of junior faculty members and trainees and demonstrated excellence in a number of ways including:

  • Having a positive impact on careers of junior faculty
  • Implementing ideas/programs that promote faculty success
  • Demonstrating sustained interest and success in mentoring of junior faculty and/or trainees
  • Fostering and encouraging professional development of junior faculty and trainees
  • Facilitating and/or developing approaches to work-life balance
2020 marked the tenth year of honoring a consummate Mass General mentor with the Potts Award. The CFD took this occasion to acknowledge all the recipients of this special award by creating this booklet, Celebrating the John T. Potts, Jr., MD Faculty Mentoring Award 2011–2020 (PDF).

The MGH Center for Faculty Development created the John T. Potts, Jr., MD, Faculty Mentoring Award in 2011 to recognize and honor senior faculty members with ten or more years of mentoring experience at MGH, in the spirit of further building a culture of mentoring at our hospital. The inaugural recipient of this award, John T. Potts, Jr., MD, is the Jackson Distinguished Professor of Clinical Medicine at MGH and Harvard Medical School. He served as chairman of the MGH Department of Medicine and physician-in-chief from 1981 to 1996 and as director of research from 1995 to 2004.

  • MGH faculty appointment
  • MD, PhD, or equivalent advanced degree
  • Harvard Medical School faculty appointment
  • 10 or more years of mentoring experience at MGH
Review Process

Nominees will be evaluated and ranked by a multidisciplinary Review Committee. Nominees were notified and announced in January 2023. 

Nomination Requirements
  • Completed Nomination Form
  • Nominations for this award should be accompanied by a maximum of three nominating letters (not to exceed 2 pages each)
  • Nominee's HMS CV
How to Nominate

Nominations are now closed.  

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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The Center for Faculty Development offers consultations and seminars to assist in the career development of faculty and trainees.