ASE Excellence in Surgical Education Awards


The Excellence in Surgical Education Awards have been established by the Association for Surgical Education to recognize the dedication of surgical educators. The awards are funded by the Association for Surgical Education Foundation Past President's Fund. They are means to highlight and encourage outstanding teachers and surgical educators. Additionally, the awards will provide documentation of teaching excellence to support promotion and tenure decisions and will further emphasize teaching as an important area of academic expertise.

 

 


ASE Philip J. Wolfson Outstanding Teacher


The ASE Philip J. Wolfson Outstanding Teacher Award will be made annually to up to four individuals who are actively involved in surgical education and who are considered by their chair, peers or residents/students to be outstanding teachers. Nominees for these awards must possess the qualities of an outstanding teacher which include: commitment to teaching, expert knowledge, innovation, enthusiasm and stimulation of interest, encouragement of problem solving, ability to provide feedback and effective evaluation, role modeling of professional characteristics and accessibility and openness to new ideas. Objective documentation of teaching excellence must be provided.



 


ASE Distinguished Educator

The Distinguished Educator Award will be made annually to one individual who has demonstrated excellence as a master educator. In addition to recognized skills as an excellent teacher, nominees for this award will need a portfolio with clear documentation of significant contributions (one or several) in: educational leadership, curriculum development, education research, participation in national education meetings, educational publications in peer review journals, creation of innovative teaching programs and the development of CME programs, educational software or videotapes.

 


 


 

Linnea Hauge, PhD Promising Educational Scholar Award

 

The Promising Educational Scholar Award will be made annually to a resident or fellow who is actively involved in surgical education, and who are considered by their chair, dean, or program director to demonstrate promise as a future leader and scholar in surgical education. Nominees for this award must have demonstrated:

    • Commitment to improving surgical education via participation in academic societies, national, regional, and local committees focused on education
    • Commitment to improving surgical education via active involvement in program or curriculum development and evaluation projects
    • Teaching effectiveness and excellence
    • Scholarly productivity as an educational researcher
    • Leadership related to surgical education and/or administration
    • Role modeling of professional characteristics
Eligible residents or fellows will have completed three clinical program years (PGY4 or above at time of nomination).

 


ASE Outstanding Resident Teacher

 

The Outstanding Resident Teacher Award will be made annually to up to four residents who are actively involved in surgical education and who are considered by their chair, faculty, or residents/students to be outstanding resident teachers. Nominees for this award must possess the qualities of an outstanding teacher which include:
  • commitment to teaching,
  • knowledge and resourcefulness in acquiring knowledge,
  • innovation in teaching strategies,
  • enthusiasm for teaching learners of all interests and skill levels,
  • motivating learners and stimulating interest in learning about surgery,
  • commitment to maintaining a productive learning environment,
  • encouragement of problem solving,
  • ability to provide feedback and effective evaluation,
  • role modeling of professional characteristics,
  • approachability,
  • openness to new ideas
Eligible residents will have completed two clinical program years (PGY3 or above at time of nomination).

 

 




 Eligibility

  • Member of Association for Surgical Education
  • Teacher/Educator of medical students, residents or faculty
  • Winners of Distinguished Educator Award may win only once
  • Winner of Outstanding Teacher Award are ineligible for 3 years after winning

 


Nomination Process

  • Nominations will be solicited by the ASE President on an annual basis
  • Nominations will be made by the department chair
  • Candidates will be nominated for either outstanding teacher or distinguished educator (not both)
  • The Teaching Portfolio is the same for both awards, however, nominees for distinguished educator should have considerable more national prominence as an educator, including publications

 

 




 
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