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Educator Awards

Educator Awards

CHEST is the home of the clinician educator committed to improving patient outcomes through state-of-the-art education. The Education Committee and Educator Development Subcommittee recognize the achievements of one Early Career Clinician Educator award and one Master Clinician at CHEST 2022.

Nomination submissions for the following awards must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation detailing the specific areas noted below. Letters of recommendations must be submitted when completing the nomination form.

Self-nominations are welcome. Nominations for candidates who are not selected in a given year will be carried over for up to 2 successive years, for a total of 3 years.

Upon the nomination, each nominee will be contacted to submit their curriculum vitae and educational portfolio (a template will be provided to each nominee upon notification).

Educator awards open for nominations

Early Career Clinician Educator

The Early Career Clinician Educator Award recognizes the achievements of a clinician educator within 10 years of practice (post fellowship). The recipient must have already made significant contributions to CHEST activities. The recipient must also demonstrate commitment to medical education through activities in work setting, other volunteer efforts, and consulting work. This award is given to a CHEST member and Fellow (FCCP).

Letters of recommendations should include a brief statement of interest that highlights the nominee's: (1) key contributions and activities with CHEST in the realm of educational activities and leadership efforts; (2) key achievements and overall work in the area of medical education, demonstrated in an employment, consulting, or volunteer setting; and (3) future plans, interests, and goals for continuing work in medical education.

Selection Criteria

Each nominee will be considered by the selection committee based upon their LOR and CV, and upon the contributions as follows: participation as CHEST faculty/moderator/presenter within and outside CHEST, educational leadership within and outside CHEST, contributor of educational materials within and outside CHEST, educational research, scholarship, and awards within and outside CHEST.


Master Clinician Educator

The Master Clinician Educator Award recognizes achievements of a clinician educator with at least 20 years of clinical practice (post fellowship). The recipient must have made significant contributions to CHEST activities and be dedicated to educational outcomes and medical education throughout their career. Recipients must also demonstrate their commitment through the conduct of educational research or publication of educational outcomes and service in CHEST leadership. This award is given to a CHEST member and Fellow (FCCP).

Letters of recommendations should include brief statement of interest that highlights the nominee's: (1) key contributions and activities with CHEST in the realm of educational activities and committee, work group, or leadership efforts, and (2) key achievements and overall work in the area of medical education demonstrated in an employment, consulting, or volunteer setting.

Selection Criteria

Each nominee will be considered by the selection committee based upon their LOR and CV, and upon the contributions as follows: participation as CHEST faculty/moderator/presenter within and outside CHEST, educational leadership within and outside CHEST, contributor of educational materials within and outside CHEST, educational research, scholarship, and awards within and outside CHEST.