Mentoring among faculty at IU School of Medicine is crucial in sustaining a vital faculty community, promoting faculty development and increasing faculty retention. The Excellence in Faculty Mentoring Awards at IU School of Medicine underscore the commitment to endorse mentoring within our faculty. The purpose is to recognize the outstanding mentoring efforts of one clinical and one basic science faculty member each year who actively mentor other faculty members and learners. These prestigious awards acknowledge the time and dedication faculty mentors devote to fostering colleagues' and learners' career development and academic success in research, education, service and clinical practice. In addition, these awards allow IU School of Medicine to honor and celebrate the valuable efforts of faculty mentors who embody the spirit of mentoring.