2017 Recipients of the Program Award for Culture of Excellence in Mentoring
BIDMC Group PACEM 2016
BWHG Center for Faculty Deveolopment and Diversity Group PACEM 2016
BWH Mentoring Circles Group PACEM 2016
MGH Coaching Group PACEM 2016

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 submission period for 2018 Program Award for Culture of Excellence in Mentoring is now closed.

The recipients will be announced here in May 2018.

Program Award for Culture of Excellence in Mentoring Recipients

2017 Recipients

Department of Population Medicine Faculty Mentoring and Performance Review Program
Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute

     Program Leaders:
     Richard Platt, MD, MSc, Professor of Population Medicine
     Emily Oken, MD, MPH, Professor of Population Medicine 

Office of Faculty Development
Boston Children Hospital

     Program Leaders:
     S. Jean Emans, MD, Mary Ellen Avery Professor of Pediatrics 
     Maxine Milstein, MBA, Administrative Director, Office of Faculty Development

Summer Research Trainee Program           
Massachusetts General Hospital

     Program Leaders:
     Winfred Williams, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine
     Elena Olson, JD, Executive Director, Center for Diversity and Inclusion




  • 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:

Email: dicp_pace_mentor@hms.harvard.edu

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


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