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Volunteer and Adjunct Faculty Teaching Awards

This award honors volunteer and adjunct faculty from all nine IU School of Medicine campuses. Recipients of the award receive a certificate of recognition.

Nominate a candidate

Nominations will open May 1st and are due June 10th. Winners will be announced at the Fall All School Meeting.

Nomination form


Volunteer and adjunct faculty at all nine IU School of Medicine campuses are eligible. This award honors those individuals who have a positive impact on learning through the direct teaching of IU School of Medicine medical students and/or residents. Award recipients must have demonstrated a sustained level of teaching excellence. Eligible individuals may be nominated by any IU School of Medicine faculty member (this includes regional campus deans, clerkship directors, clerkship site leaders, or peers), learner (medical student, resident, fellow) or staff. Award recipients must have demonstrated teaching excellence and completed at least three years of service as a volunteer faculty member with the Indiana University School of Medicine. Further, faculty members who receive the award each year will not be eligible for the award until two years have passed.

Nominate a candidate


The nomination (submitted by a faculty, medical student, medical resident, fellow, or staff) should outline how the nominee has demonstrated a sustained level of teaching excellence. 


Up to 80 awards will be given each year. The IU School of Medicine teaching awards committee will review the documentation as well as recommendations from chairs and campus deans in making their selections. The teaching awards committee includes representatives from several regional campuses.


The deadline for nominations is June 10th. The Award winners will be announced at the fall all school meeting.

Notification and Recognition

FAPD will notify all selected recipients. Award winners will be recognized at the IU School of Medicine fall all school meeting. Awardees will be listed on the FAPD website.