Distinguished Mentoring Award

This newly created award recognizes the co-curricular contributions that faculty make that impact medical education and medical students. This award honors faculty who consistently serve as effective mentors and advisors to medical students during their four years of medical school.  

Up to two $1,000 awards, annually.


Open to all faculty who mentor medical students in any of the four years of their training.


  • Models commitment to diversity and inclusion

  • Makes a difference in the careers of trainees

  • Prioritizes availability, ensuring students are able to meet as needed.

Nomination Information

Nominations may be made by any members of the Medical School community including faculty, staff,  students, medical residents, departments, administrative units, medical student organizations, and University and community associations. The nomination form and all materials should be submitted electronically as a single PDF. 

The submission window for the 2018 cycle will be December 11, 2017 - February 15, 2018 unless otherwise noted. Please review individual awards for nomination information. Many awards for faculty and students use the Faculty + Student Medical School Honors and Award Nomination Form and can be submitted online here.

All faculty awards will be distributed directly through the University of Minnesota's Payroll department and student awards will be distributed through the Office of Student Finance.