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

Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development, the Potts award recognizes and honors the mentoring contributions and to further build a "culture of mentoring" here at MGH.

Do you have an outstanding mentor? Do you know an outstanding mentor?

The 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

Created to honor John T. Potts, Jr., MD’s outstanding achievements in faculty mentoring, this award seeks to recognize senior faculty members (MD, PhD, or equivalent advanced degree) with 10 or more years of mentoring experience at MGH. Dr. Potts is the Jackson Distinguished Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School. He served as Chairman of the Department of Medicine at MGH and Physician-in-Chief from 1981 to 1996 and as Director of Research from 1995 to 2004. He has served as a tireless mentor and advisor to guide countless mentees on to successful career.

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

Nominees are evaluated and ranked by a multidisciplinary Review Committee. 

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 Apply

The Center for Faculty Development is not currently accepting applications.

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

Contact us

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