Program Award for Culture of Excellence in Mentoring


Harvard Medical School has established this new 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 new award would provide 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.

The nomination period for the 2017 Program Award for Culture of Excellence in Mentoring (PACEM) is now closed.

*The 2017 Program Award recipients will be notified in late September 2017.

Program Award for Culture of Excellence in Mentoring Recipients

2016 Inaugural Recipients

Institutional Award

Mentoring Program of the BWH Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Program Leader:
Audrey Haas, MBA, Executive Director

Program Award

BIDMC General Medicine and Primary Care Research Section
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Program Leaders:
Edward Marcantonio, MD, SM, Professor of Medicine  
Christina Wee, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine

Mentoring Circles Program
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Program Leaders:
Zafira Castano Corsino, PhD, Instructor in Medicine
Chantal Kuhn, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Weiner Lab

MGH Professional Development Coaching Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program
Massachusetts General Hospital

Program Leaders:
Kerri Palamara McGrath, MD
, Assistant Professor of Medicine
Carol Kauffman, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Part-time, McLean


  • 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:


Ellen McCarthy, PhD, MPH                                                     Pinar Kilicci-Kret
Associate Professor of Medicine & Epidemiology                Program Manager
Assistant Dean for Development and Diversity                    Career Development
Tel: 617-432-7212                                                                      Tel: 617-432-1083


Photos by Jeff Thiebauth unless otherwise noted.