UA College of Medicine Puts Out Call for Nominations for New ‘Clinical Excellence Award’

University of Arizona College of Medicine with Block AThe recently established Annual University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson Clinical Excellence Award recognizes physician faculty members at the assistant or associate professor level for outstanding clinical care. This competitive award is acknowledged by a plaque, UA Health Sciences media coverage and carries with it a monetary prize.

Call for Nominations: COM-T Clinical Excellence AwardNominations of physician faculty are welcome from all members of the College of Medicine community: faculty, staff, administrators and students. Individuals may not nominate themselves.

View, post and share the details for this award:
 Call for Nominations.pdf

Nominate Someone Today!

Nominations for this prestigious award are due by Friday, Sept. 7, at 5 p.m.

Send an email nomination to Lupe Gastelum at with details of the nominee including: Name, Department, clinical role and information applicable to the selection criteria listed below. Include the Nominator name and role.

The selection of the person receiving this award will be based on the following criteria:

  • Delivers consistently outstanding clinical care
  • Has an approximate clinical effort of .50 or higher FTE
  • Is readily available for consultation with other faculty, demonstrating an outstanding ability to assist and share expertise with colleagues
  • Encourages medical students and residents to ask questions and express their ideas or opinions
  • Uses innovative methods to assure a positive clinical outcome
  • Is humanistic in his/her approach to patient care and interaction with colleagues and other healthcare professionals
  • Demonstrates a sincere commitment to patient care and patient access to care

After Nominations Are In…

What's next after the nomination phase?

After the nomination process is closed, the Selection Committee Chair will contact the qualifying nominees and inform them that they have been nominated. Applications for the award will be due on Friday, Oct. 5, at 5 p.m.

If nominated individuals wish to be considered for the award, they will be asked to prepare and submit the application as an MSWord or PDF document containing the following information:

  1. Personal statement/philosophy of clinical care (no more than one single-spaced page)
  2. A bio sketch (UA vitae, CV or NIH Bio sketch are acceptable)
  3. Letters of support from nominator, patients/students/colleagues (minimum of 3, no more than 5)

Announcements of the Awards

The award winners and their Department chairs will be notified by the Chair of the Awards Committee by Oct. 15, 2018. The awards will be presented and celebrated at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson General Faculty Meeting on Nov. 7, 2018.

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08/24/2018 - 1:15pm
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