Distinguished Mentor Award
In January 2003, BGSA students implemented an award to recognize faculty who exemplify the very best in mentoring medical school graduate students specifically and junior scientists in general.
The motivation for this initiative was to acknowledge the substantial effort required of basic science graduate training faculty and to increase appreciation for their accomplishments.
Finalists of the Distinguished Mentoring Award are inspirational and motivational guides during the graduate student experience and often afterward. Distinguished Mentors encourage unique learning experiences and provide an environment of freedom where graduate students can develop independent thought. In addition to individual mentoring, Distinguished Mentors contribute to the graduate student community by playing an active role in the design of graduate programs or courses and by giving outstanding lectures.
The recipient of The School of Medicine Distinguished Mentoring Award receives a plaque honoring their achievement, and their name is added to a larger plaque listing all recipients displayed at the graduate studies office. The Distinguished Mentor is also presented with the Philosopher’s Stone, a Pennsylvania blue stone handed down from one recipient to the next.
Do you know an outstanding mentor that deserves recognition? Nominations for the Distinguished Mentor Award are now being accepted until September 4th, 2017 in the Graduate Studies Office or by email to email@example.com. Please use the attached form in submitting your nominations. The recipient of the Distinguished Mentor Award will be announced at the annual BGSA Symposium in October.