Recognizing Excellence in Education

Washington University School of Medicine is recognized among the top medical schools in the world, and this is achieved due to the many efforts of our outstanding faculty and staff. Throughout the year, faculty and staff are recognized and rewarded for their outstanding contributions to the education, clinical and research missions.


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Annual awards

Loeb Teaching Fellowship

Opportunity for teaching faculty to propose and implement ideas that augment the education of medical students and residents.


Proposals due to Office of Education: March 12, 2021

Lifetime Achievement Award

Award recognizing a lifelong commitment to education and demonstration of excellence in one or more domains of educational service, leadership, or scholarship. Faculty nomination process.


Nominations due to Office of Education: June 4, 2021

Rising Star Award

Award recognizing exceptional promise as an educator through contributions in one or more domains of educational service, leadership, or scholarship.


Nominations due to Office of Education: June 4, 2021

Distinguished Service Teaching Awards

Student-initiated awards honoring course masters, lecturers, clerkship directors, attendings, and residents who most distinguish themselves as educators.


Nominations due to Office of Medical Student Education: Spring 2021

Distinguished Faculty Awards

Awards recognizing faculty members’ outstanding achievements in clinical care, community service, research and teaching.


Nominations due to Office of Faculty Affairs: Fall 2021