Scholarship in Teaching Award

About the Scholarship in Teaching Award

The Scholarship in Teaching Award program is designed to:

  • Recognize contributions to education in the preceding year;
  • Promote teaching as a scholarly activity; and
  • Advance careers of medical educators.

Teaching approaches considered scholarly are characterized by:

  • Purposeful planning;
  • Systematic implementation; and
  • Reflection and assessment for improvement.

The result should be an academic product that is actively shared and that will support the development of a community of teaching scholars. Interested individuals are invited to submit the Scholarship in Teaching application, including a description of an educational contribution. Submissions and awardees will be honored at a ceremony and receive a plaque during the School of Medicine Annual Education Retreat.  Click for a list of the SIT awardees 2018 that were announced at the Retreat this year.

Who Should Apply?

Faculty members, fellows, residents and medical students who have made significant contributions to educational programs are welcome to apply for this award. Projects from individuals who worked on their own, joint or group projects are eligible for consideration following guidelines for authorship.  This fall, CAML will be offering a workshop to discuss the writing of the application.    

Review Process

Submissions to the Scholarship in Teaching Award are:

  • Screened by an internal committee;
  • Sent for external peer review; and
  • Awardees results are reviewed and recommended to the dean by The Scholarship in Teaching Award Committee.

Application Limit

Applicants can submit multiple applications on different projects during award cycle. There are no exclusions for prior recognition. Past recipients are encouraged to submit new activities to be considered for an award.

Submission Details + Deadline

Application due date for the 2019 awards will be announced soon.  Please submit your complete application by email, to Center for the Advancement of Medical Learning at  

The application materials for the 2019 SIT award will be available soon. 

The application materials for the 2018 SIT award are available here

Contact Information

Diane Dowd, PhD, Assistant Director CAML
CWRU School of Medicine, Room T-412