The Distinguished Service Teaching Awards are presented by Washington University medical students to faculty and house staff in appreciation of exemplary service in medical student education. Each fall, medical students finishing their first, second, and third years of study select the course masters, lecturers, clerkship directors, attendings, and residents who distinguished themselves most in their efforts, dedication and patience.
Initiated by students and implemented with support from the Office of Medical Student Education, the awards honor Washington University educators who have made the most significant contributions to the training of future physicians.
Nominations and selection
In June, electronic nomination forms are sent to the student class so they can nominate individuals they feel deserve a teaching award. Voting then occurs in July on a class-wide basis with all nominees. Awardees are recognized in October.