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ACS Resident Award for Exemplary Teaching

Sophia K. McKinley MD, EdM, winner of the 2020 ACS Resident Award for Exemplary Teaching.

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Resident Award for Exemplary Teaching, sponsored by the ACS Division of Education, is given each year in recognition of excellence in teaching by a resident and to emphasize teaching as an important area in residents’ daily lives.

In 2020, the 18th annual ACS Resident Award for Exemplary Teaching was presented to Sophia K. McKinley MD, EdM, a resident in the General Surgery Residency Training Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

2021 Call for Nominations

The ACS Division of Education is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2021 Resident Award for Exemplary Teaching. Nominations will be accepted no later than July 16, 2021.

Qualifications

Eligible nominees are residents in good standing in an accredited surgery residency program, including specialty programs, as of June 15, 2021. Graduating chief residents are eligible. Residents must have received prior recognition of their outstanding efforts in teaching by having received internal teaching awards at their current institution. Teaching efforts directed toward medical students, fellow residents, or other allied health personnel can be recognized. These are the areas upon which the candidates will be evaluated:

  • Teaching awards
  • Courses taught
  • Educational activities
  • Educational publications

Documentation supporting teaching excellence may be furnished in the form of evaluations completed by students. Efforts made by the nominee to improve the educational environment of the institution by serving on education committees, organizing courses, or participating in educational programs will also be considered in the selection process.

Nominations will be accepted from program directors and department chairs, and will be reviewed by an independent review panel of the Committee on Resident Education. Each surgery residency program, including specialty programs, may nominate one resident.

For more details and submission instructions, please download the 2021 ACS Resident Award for Exemplary Teaching Call for Nominations Packet.

Nominations Packet

  1. 2021 ACS Resident Award for Exemplary Teaching Call for Nominations Packet
  2. ACS Resident Teaching Award Nomination Packet Checklist
  3. Past ACS Resident Teaching Award Recipients

Please submit the nomination materials electronically to ResidentAwards@facs.org no later than July 16, 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact Krashina Hudson at khudson@facs.org or by calling 312-202-5335. Thank you for your interest in this important award.