Award Recipients

The Center for Faculty Development created the John T. Potts, Jr., MD, Faculty Mentoring Award in 2011 to recognize and honor the mentoring contributions and to further build a "culture of mentoring" here at MGH. John T. Potts, Jr., MD, 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 trajectories.

Created to honor Dr. Potts’ 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.

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

Nominations for the 2019 John T. Potts, Jr., MD, Faculty Mentoring Award are now closed.

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