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MCW Society of Teaching Scholars Nomination Criteria

Each year since 1990, up to three full time MCW faculty have been elected to the MCW Society of Teaching Scholars (STS) whose mission is to, by example and action, stimulate innovation in medical education and represent excellence in education in faculty forums. 


A. General Criteria

  1. MCW faculty: clinical or basic science: MD or PhD
  2. Candidates will have a record of at least six years of excellence in educational leadership, educational scholarship, and/or educational excellence (2 of 3) with at least 2 years at the Medical College of Wisconsin
  3. Submission of application from

 B. Specific Criteria

Candidates suitable for nomination should have documented evidence of sustained educational excellence in a minimum of two of the following three areas:

  1. Educational Scholarship:

Peer reviewed published papers focusing on education

  1. Peer reviewed endurable products (e.g., curriculum, learner assessment tools) accepted by medical education (e.g., MedEdPORTAL) and/or specialty specific (e.g. AGS’s POGOe; STFM’s FMDRL, Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine) repositories.
  2. Education-specific grants
  3. Education-specific books
  4. Development and evaluation of new instructional materials, techniques, and/or learner assessment tools.
  5. National and regional peer-reviewed education presentations (workshops, plenary, research/scholarly work)
  6. National and regional invited presentations on education topics


  1.  Educational Leadership: in one or more of the following areas
  1. MCW Course or Clerkship Leadership; (Course Director, Co-Director,  Major Section Leader);
  2. Residency, graduate program, or CME director;
  3. Education committee participation (e.g. MCW Curriculum and Evaluation Committee, Graduate Medical Education Committee, Graduate Studies Council). Other evidence of MCW educational leadership;
  4. National leadership position in educational organization (e.g. NBME, ACGME, AAMC), society (e.g., Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education), or discipline specific national education groups/committees (e.g., Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics).


  1.  Educational Excellence
  1. Documented excellence in direct educational activities for a minimum of 4 years, as judged by measurable criteria such as:
    1. Written course evaluations
    2. Teaching evaluations
    3. Support letters from students, residents and/or junior faculty regarding mentorship
    4. Documentation of educational impact;  e.g. changes in pre- to post scores, changes in clinical practice behaviors, OSCE performance



Nominations are completed in the Spring of each year

The following information is required for the submission packet:

  1. Nomination letter from Department Chair, Center 
  2. Candidate CV – Use MCW CV Style
  3. Supporting documents/evidence of educational excellence/scholarship (see above criteria)
    1. Educator's Portfolio Templates
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