National Emergency Medicine Junior Faculty Teaching Award

Purpose of Award

Given to an outstanding educator who demonstrates superior clinical teaching.

The award is recommended for faculty who are less than seven (7) years post-residency.



Current ACEP member at time of nomination who:

  • Holds an academic appointment at a United States allopathic or osteopathic medical school and is at the instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, or professor level
  • Is board certified in EM by ABEM or ABOEM or in pediatric EM under ABP
  • Has not previously won the award


Nomination Process

Nomination form completed by the nominee, nominating EM chair, program director, or chief with the following information:

  • Letter of recommendation submitted by 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, educational scholarship should be summarized. An electronic signature should be included.
  • Letter of recommendation submitted by 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 could be a petition signed by the learners or a composite statement from different learner groups indicating support of the nomination.
  • Documentation of teaching awards, educational efforts, ACEP educational programs, major innovative educational programs, and mentorship.

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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