School of Medicine Teaching Scholar Award (formerly known as the Senior Vice President’s Teaching Scholar Award)

This award recognizes full-time faculty members’ significant records of teaching scholarship and accomplishments, and ongoing commitments to enhancing continuously the quality of teaching and learning at Tulane University Health Sciences Center.  This is an annual award bestowed on a faculty member in the School of Medicine.  The recipients of this prestigious award are identified by a selection committee comprised of past Teaching Scholar awardees, faculty members, residents/fellows and students.  The award includes:

  • A $3,000 increase in salary for three years
  • Recognition at an annual award program,
  • A plaque for the recipient's office and a lapel pin reflecting this distinction,
  • Induction into the TUSOM Society of Teaching Scholars,
  • Recognition on a plaque representing this award that is displayed in the Office of Medical Education, School of Medicine, 1430 Tulane Avenue, Suite 1730

Nominating Process

All full-time faculty with a sustained and compelling record of teaching and learning contributions and effectiveness at Tulane for five (5) years or more can be nominated by the faculty, residents and students.  For nomination, please complete the Nomination Form and submit a letter of recommendation as well as the nominee’s CV.

To apply:
Those who wish to be considered for the Teaching Scholar Award must submit:

  • A complete teaching vita,
  • Three letters of nomination (from the Chair of the candidate's department, one full-time faculty member, and a student or resident/fellow from the candidate's school),
  • A narrative that includes the applicant's unique perspectives and accomplishments, 
  • Appendices that indicate key evidence supporting the applicant's achievements and contributions that meet the selection criteria.

For more information, please contact the Office of Medical Education at


Tulane University Health Sciences Center Auxiliary Teaching Excellence Award

This award was established to recognize and continue the development of a member of the basic science faculty with outstanding potential in medical education.  The award recipient must be in the first three years of his/her teaching career and be an assistant/associate professor with a full-time, tenure track appointment in a Basic Science Department at the time of nomination.  An award of $3,000 will be made to a single recipient every three years and may not be given to the same individual more than once.

To apply:
Applicants must submit the following documents:

  • A current curriculum vita,
  • A brief essay from the candidate that includes personal goals, philosophy and accomplishments in medical education as well as how award funds will enhance his/her ability to provide medical education  and benefit the School of Medicine, 
  • Separate letters of support from the course director and the candidate's department chair.

For more information, please contact the Office of Medical Education at

Click here for a list of award recipients.

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