2022 APCCMPD Awards
Call for Submissions

Mid-Career Educator Award

NOMINATION DEADLINE: December 1, 2021 


The Mid-Career Educator Award (MCEA) honors mid-career individuals who are actively engaged in enhancing the practice and profession of pulmonary, critical care, and pulmonary/critical care medicine through education. The medical educator selected for this award is actively making significant and innovative contributions to education. These contributions should include excellence in education beyond the local level, with recognition of the recipient's excellence, which may include teaching, directing, mentoring, writing and speaking abilities, ideally to multiple levels of audiences including medical students, residents and fellowships. Candidates should be within 5-15 years of fellowship, although exceptions to this may be made on a case-by-case basis.

Eligibility and Award Criteria

The following serves as guidance for this award. Nominees should:

  • have developed a supportive environment for teaching and scholarship.
  • have demonstrated a commitment to mentorship and established a track record for successful mentorship.
  • have provided instruction on teaching skills such as curricular design, teaching methods, and learning and program assessment.
  • be a successful advocate and guide in administrative, organizational, and professional matters for junior clinician-educators.
  • demonstrate personal concern for their mentees and support their personal and professional development.
  • value teaching within pulmonary and/or critical care medicine.
  • demonstrate leadership skills and professionalism.
  • place an equal or greater emphasis on the professional development of their trainees than on self-promotion or advancement.

A recipient of the national award will be:

  • a pulmonary, critical care or sleep clinician, at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor (or equivalent), within 5-15 years of fellowship, who spends a majority of their time serving as a clinician-educator.
  • a clinician-educator whose major portion of time is spent in fellow-level education.
  • recognized by Fellows-in-Training as an outstanding educator and by their peers as having made substantial contributions to the field of medical education through various means at the local and regional levels. Nominations must reflect excellence in this area above all else.
  • a Program Director, Associate Program Director, or faculty within an APCCMPD member fellowship program.

A recipient may not be:

  • a current member of the APCCMPD Board of Directors (BOD) or within 4-years of serving as the Immediate Past President. Individuals who serve as Secretary-Treasurer are eligible to apply after 1-year of serving as the Secretary-Treasurer.

Nomination Process

Nominees for the MCEA may be self-nominated or nominated by a peer. Individuals who wish to nominate a mid-career educator should first obtain the approval of the prospective nominee.

The MCEA Nomination Form will require the following for completion:

  • A brief description of the nominee’s impact as a clinician-educator in pulmonary, critical care, and/or pulmonary/critical care fellowship training.
  • The names and email addresses of two individuals that have agreed to provide a Letter of Support for the nominee.
  • Two (2) Letters of Support that should describe how the nominee has demonstrated excellence as an educator of Fellows-in-Training within pulmonary, critical care, and/or pulmonary/critical care fellowship training. This should align with the MCEA Purpose and Eligibility and Review Criteria.
  • The nominee’s up-to-date CV.
  • A .jpg-format color photograph of the nominee (head and shoulders). Headshots will be used in the 2022 APCCMPD Annual Conference Awards Program. Submitted headshots will not be shared with the Awards Selection Committee (ASC).
  • Confirmation that, if selected, awardee will attend the upcoming APCCMPD 2022 Annual Conference to be held March 9-11 in Miami Beach, FL.

Selection Process

  • The Awards Selection Committee (ASC) will review all nominees. The committee will develop a ranked slate of the top qualifiers, based on the eligibility criteria. The ASC Chair will present the ranked slate of the top qualifiers to the APCCMPD BOD for voting.
  • Nominees not awarded the MCEA will be reconsidered for a subsequent three years. Nominees will be given the opportunity to update their nomination packet annually.
  • In years when no MCEA candidates are nominated, the APCCMPD BOD reserves the right to award an individual whom they determines meets the Eligibility and Review Criteria, without submission of two Letters of Support.

Awardee Recognition

The APCCMPD will present the MCEA recipient with a plaque at the 2022 APCCMPD Annual Conference. The APCCMPD will also recognize the awardee (and all nominees) in its quarterly newsletter, on the APCCMPD website, and in the APCCMPD 2022 Annual Conference Awards Program.

Submit an Online Application

Submission Information

Deadline for Submission:

December 1, 2021

To be considered:

All applications must be submitted online

Once begun:

You will NOT have the ability to save your application and complete it later


Joyce Reitzner, MBA, MIPH
[email protected]