2020 Recipients of theProgram Awards for Culture of Excellence in Mentoring
Brigham and Women's Hospital Hospital Medicine Unit Mentoring Program 2019
2018 Recipients of theProgram Awards for Culture of Excellence in Mentoring
2017 Recipients of the Program Award for Culture of Excellence in Mentoring
BIDMC Group PACEM 2016
BWHG Center for Faculty Deveolopment and Diversity Group PACEM 2016
BWH Mentoring Circles Group PACEM 2016
MGH Coaching Group PACEM 2016

Program Award for Culture of Excellence in Mentoring



FIRST Program
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Program Leaders:
James R. Rodrigue, PhD, Professor and Vice-Chair of Research, Department of Surgery
Aaron Fleishman, MPH, Associate in Surgery

MGH Neurology Program in Faculty Development and Promotions
Massachusetts General Hospital

Program Leader:
Steven M. Greenberg, MD, PhD, John J. Conway Endowed Chair, Department of Neurology, Vice-Chair, Faculty Development and Promotions

The GSAS Harvard Biotechnology Club's Incubator Program
Harvard Medical School, Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Program Leaders:
Carl Novina, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine
Fred Mermelstein, PhD, Lecturer on Neurobiology

Harvard Medical School has established this mentoring award to recognize the efforts of a department, division, office or program to foster innovation and sustainability in mentoring while building a culture of mentoring. This award provides an opportunity to learn from successful formal mentoring programs and allow others in the community to adopt model programs. This award is not intended to recognize individuals.




  • Formal mentoring programs at all levels including students, trainees, faculty, and leadership are eligible.
  • Eligible units may include departments, divisions, offices, centers and programs at HMS, HSDM and HMS-affiliated institutions.
  • Nominations should:
    • demonstrate the mentoring program has been effective and successful at creating a sustainable culture of mentoring within a particular HMS/HSDM or HMS-affiliated unit.
    • emphasize well-established or highly innovative models of programs, initiatives, or policies that address areas, such as:
      • changing the culture of mentoring;
      • engaging more people in mentoring;
      • establishing best practices;
      • advancing diversity inclusion;
      • providing training in mentoring;
      • providing mentoring for population(s) (e.g. student, trainees, faculty).
    • address program evaluation, outcomes assessment and/or continuous improvement.

Nomination Process

  • Self-nominations are allowed.
  • Provide supporting documentation of the mentoring program (e.g., one-page description with a series of predefined key questions), such as:
    • Identify the population(s) the program is designed to target (i.e., across the developmental spectrum students à senior faculty; does the program target a specific gender or ethnic groups)
    • Provide information programmatic objectives including the skills, competencies, and/or issues that are addressed
    • Identify 3-5 individuals who have participated in the program.
    • Provide assessment of program outcomes and program impact.
    • Identify lessons learned from the model including challenges and opportunities for improvement
    • Provide information on whether the program has been published, adopted or replicated in other places
    • Upon nomination, DICP will solicit documentation from a supervising individual (e.g., department chair, CEO).



For more information, please contact:

Email: dicp_pace_mentor@hms.harvard.edu

Terésa J. Carter
Program Manager
Career Development
Tel: 617-432-4697



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