Endocrinology & Metabolism: Awards

Robert Volpé Undergraduate Teaching Award in Endocrinology
University of Toronto

Terms of Reference
Nomination Procedure
Award Recipients

Terms of Reference

Purpose

To recognize excellence in teaching, educational leadership and educational administration at the undergraduate level of members of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Toronto.

Criteria

Candidates may be nominated by faculty or students.
A candidate may be nominated based on one or more of the following criteria:

  1. Has received high average Teaching Effectiveness (TE) scores on medical student evaluations provided for pre-clerkship and clerkship teaching.
  2. Has demonstrated consistent excellence in undergraduate teaching.
  3. Has provided exemplary service to the division as an educational leader and administrator at the undergraduate level.

All winners should be exemplary role models for medical students, demonstrating the CANMEDs roles with distinction. Basic scientists in the division should demonstrate the role of translational research and the importance of basic science to the practice of medicine.

Selection Process

The selection committee will be made up of the division director, senior members of the executive of the division, and the senior resident trainee member of the Postgraduate Training Committee.

In the case of nominations based on category 1) The selection committee will be provided with a list of the faculty obtaining the top three average TE scores from the previous year. These scores must be derived from at least four (4) individual student evaluations and must be derived from all available scores. The division director will survey all TE scores for nomination and consideration for the award. In addition to the average TE score, individual components of the evaluation and comments made by the students that describe the teacher as an excellent role model will be considered.

In order for nominations to be considered, the nominators and/or nominees must provide supporting documentation for the candidate in the form of a curriculum vitae and/or teaching dossier. The nominees will be notified in advance to submit these supporting documents.

Any individual having already received the award within the previous five years will not be eligible.
 

Nomination Procedure

Candidates may be nominated by faculty or students and the nomination must based on one or all of the categories listed below.

  • Has received high average TE scores on medical student evaluations provided for pre-clerkship and clerkship teaching.
  • Has demonstrated consistent excellence in undergraduate teaching.
  • Has provided exemplary service to the division as an educational leader and administrator at the undergraduate level.

This award is meant to recognize teachers in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism who are outstanding based on their teaching effectiveness as well as their role modeling of key competencies of the specialist physician as outlined in the CANMEDS roles. Basic scientists in the division should demonstrate the role of translational research and the importance of basic science to the practice of medicine.

By nominating this teacher, it is understood that you feel that this teacher deserves a teaching award. This award will be given to one member of the University of Toronto Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism (cross-appointed members are eligible). Award winners will be ineligible for renomination for a period of five years.

The Selection Committee will be comprised of the division director, senior members of the executive of the division and the senior level endocrine trainee of the Postgraduate Training Committee.

The award will be announced at the Annual Department of Medicine Dinner .

Please return the attached Nomination Form by email to Dr. J. James at jjames@mtsinai.on.ca or by fax (416-586-3194).


Award Recipients

Year Recipient
2016 Dr. R. Silver
2015 Dr. J. Gilbert
2014 Dr. A. Millar
2013 Dr. S. Kumar
2012 Dr. R. Briones-Urbina
2011 Dr. R. Ridout
2010 Dr. A. Cheng
2008 Dr. D. Donat
2007 Dr. R. Silver
2006 Dr. J. Goguen
2005 Dr. J. James

George L. A. From Endocrinology Postgraduate Teaching Award

Terms of Reference
Nomination Process
Award Recipients

Terms of Reference of the Award

This award is meant to recognize teachers in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism who are outstanding based on their teaching effectiveness and role modeling of all the competencies of the specialist physician as outlined in the CANMEDS document.

Only trainees will be allowed to nominate candidates.Teachers will be notified of their nomination and/or receipt of the award at the end of the academic year.

Residents rotating through endocrinology and postgraduate trainees in endocrinology will be allowed to nominate candidates. Rotating residents will be allowed to nominate one teacher and endocrine trainees up to a maximum of two teachers whom they feel are deserving of this award over the course of the academic year. Endocrine trainees will be asked to consider nominations in April.

The George L. A. From Award Committee will be external to the Postgraduate Training Committee. The composition of this committee will include:  a senior member of the Department of Medicine outside of endocrinology, the endocrinology chief resident, and the departmental divisional director.
The recipient of the award will not be eligible to receive the award for another three years.

The decision-making process should be based on several criteria, including:

1.  The average of the scores for each of the itemized characteristics.
2.  The average of the global ratings for each candidate.
3.  The number of nominations and received by the individual.
4.  The comments made by trainees (rated out of four). These are often the most helpful in distinguishing between candidates.

Nomination Process

Residents rotating through endocrinology for 12 months ending in May of the current academic year are eligible to nominate a teacher who they feel are deserving of this award.

Endocrinology subspecialty residents are eligible to nominate up to a maximum of two teachers whom they feel are deserving of this award over the course of the academic year.

This award is meant to recognize teachers in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism who are outstanding based on their teaching effectiveness and their role modeling of all of the key competencies of the specialist physician as outlined in the CANMEDS roles.

By nominating this teacher, it is understood that you feel that this teacher deserves a teaching award. As this award will be given to only one of the endocrinologists in the city, we ask you to rate your nominee using the nomination form in the following categories according to the following scale:

  1. Displays this quality in a good manner.
  2. Displays this quality in a very good manner (one of the best teachers I have had this year).
  3. Displays this quality in an excellent manner (the best teacher I have had this year).
  4. Displays this quality in an outstanding manner (the best teacher I have ever had).

N/A Unable to judge accurately

Please return your nomination forms by June 1st via email to Dr. Gary Lewis c/o Mildred Lim (mlim@uhnres.utoronto.ca)

 
Award Recipients

Year Recipient
2016 Dr. C. Yu
2015 Dr. A. Zahedi
2014 Dr. A Millar
2013 Dr. S. Laredo
2012 Dr. R. Wong
2011 Dr. J. Gilbert
2010 Dr. S. Kim
2009 Dr. L. Leiter
2008 Dr. C. Kelly
2007 Dr. M. Kraw
2006 Dr. S. Laredo
2005 Dr. J. Goguen
2004 Dr. R. Silver
2003 Dr. S. Ezzat
2002 Dr. J. Silverberg

Endocrine Society Medical Student Achievement Award

The award provides the recipient with a one-year fellow/student associate membership in The Endocrine Society, a one-year online subscription to all four society journals, and an award certificate. Additionally, the recipient will be acknowledged on the society's website.  A full description of the program and the list of participating institutions can be found on the Society's website.

Terms of Reference
Nomination Form
Award Recipients

Terms of Reference

The Selection Committee shall be constituted by the endocrine division of the University of Toronto, and shall consist of one chair and two endocrine division staff members.

The Selection Committe shall solicit nominations for outstanding students in the discipline from members of the endocrine division.

Nomination Form

Award Recipients
 

Year Recipient
2017 Julianne Bagg
2016 Leora Branfield Day
2015 Inna Genkin
2014 Erik Kaplovitch
2013 Jonathan Yip
2012 Jane Ridley
2011 Alon Vaisman
2010 Steven Orlov
2009 Janice Kwan
2008 Joanna Graczyk
2007 Husam-Eldin Abdel-Qadir
2006 Delilah Topic
2005 Julie Lovshin
2004 Rajan Sah

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