Department of Medicine Awards


Master Clinician Educator Award
The award was established to recognized the outstanding physicians who distinguish themselves by an unusual depth of knowledge in their field, a proven ability to provide compassionate, appropriate, and effective care to all patients, a willingness to aquire and share new knowledge, outstanding interpersonal communication skills, and a commitment for professionalism. A Master Clinician Educator has a proven track record for teaching and inspiring students, residents and fellows. This award also honors those physicians who are recognized within the walls of their institution by colleagues, learners and patients. They are frequenly asked to care for other faculty and family members of their medical community. These individuals are often emulated by medical students, residents and fellows who find these clinicians to be emblematic of the reasons why they chose medical careers. They are opinion leaders who set only the highest standards for quality improvements in patient care practices as well as technologic advances. The Master Clinician Educator takes pride in offering their patients treatment based on epidemiologic and translational research, and in sharing this information with learners.
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Agre Faculty Research Teaching Award
The award recognizes faculty members who mentor residents in research.


Faculty Teacher of the Year Award
The award is presented to a faculty member who has demonstrated excellency by the bedside or as a clinical preceptor. The awardee invests considerable time into teaching, mentoring, and giving feedback to residents. A faculty member is only eligible to win this award 3 times; the 4th time a faculty member is elected into a teaching hall of fame and presented with a plaque in the Carpenter Room.


Faculty Clerkship Teaching Award
The award recognizes a faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and mentoring skills during an inpatient rotation at UH Cleveland Medical Center or the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center.


Harold C. Klein Humane Practice Award
The award is created to recognized a house officer who can "inspire young doctors or nurses to practice their profession with the humaneness and the one-to-one caring... to the house staff officer who, in addition to his/her skill in practice of the science of medicine, has selflessly demonstrated exemplary understanding and humaneness in the practice of the art of medicine; whose sensitivity to the psychosocial needs of his/her patients is tantamount to his/her diligent attentions to their somatic complaints."


Williard A. Bernbaum Award
The award is given to the intern who best demonstrates academic excellence despite the rigors of internship.


Norman Gordon Award for Humanism in Medicine
The award is presented to a resident for demonstrating wamth, genuite interest in, and concern for patients.


Peter Morgan Award for Leadership Among the Residents
The award is given to the member of the housestaff who provides leadership among the residents.


Charles C. J. Carpenter Award
The award is presented to an oustanding senior resident for clinical excellence.


Med/Peds Resident of the Year Award
The award is presented to a senior medicine-pediatrics resident who has demonstrated outstanding leadership over the four years of residency. The recepient is selected by the Med-Peds Program Director and Chief Resident.


Ambulatory Excellence Award
The award recognizes a senior resident for clinical excellence demonstrated over a 3-year period.


Resident Clerkship Teaching Award
The award is given to a senior resident who has been an outstanding leader and mentor for medical students.