National Emergency Medicine Excellence in Bedside Teaching Award

Purpose of Award

Given to an outstanding emergency physician medical educator who demonstrates superior clinical teaching and is regarded by residents, medical students, and graduates as a master clinician educator who has profoundly influenced their clinical practice.

The award is recommended for faculty who are 100% clinical and have had longstanding clinical teaching responsibilities within an EM residency and/or medical school.  



Current ACEP member at time of nomination who:

  • Is board certified in EM by ABEM or ABOEM or in pediatric EM under ABP
  • Has not previously won this award, the National Faculty Teaching Award, or the National Junior Faculty Teaching Award


Nomination Process

Letter of recommendation submitted from departmental leadership (chair, chief, vice-chair or educational program director) outlining the nominee’s teaching ability, area of educational excellence, educational role within the department, and rationale for nomination of the award. Other organizational leaders (CEOs, deans, board of directors or similar leaders) may provide this letter. Major educational contributions, awards, and educational scholarship should be summarized. An electronic signature should be included.

Letter of recommendation submitted from a designated group of learners with whom the nominee has been most directly involved. This could be emergency medicine residents, medical students, emergency medicine fellows, or other health professional learners (ie, paramedic students). This letter of recommendation could be a petition signed by the learners or a composite statement from different learner groups indicating support of the nomination.

Documentation of teaching ratings and teaching awards.

Nomination Instructions


Selection Criteria

Demonstration of teaching experience and commitment to excellence



Award plaque
Recognition at ACEP’s annual awards gala (during years it is held)
Recognition in ACEP publications


Nomination Deadline

April 15


Notification Date

July 15


Date of Inception







Past Recipients


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