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The Excellence in Medical Student Career Advising Faculty Advisor Award recognizes the accomplishments and commitment of a faculty advisor who is dedicated to helping students succeed in fulfilling their career goals.


  1. Individuals serving as faculty members at AAMC-member, AAMC affiliate-member, or AACOM-member medical school. The nominee can be

    1. a faculty member whose primary role at the institution is the direct delivery of career advising services to students,

    2. an individual whose primary responsibility is teaching and who spends a portion of their time providing career advising services to students,

    3. an individual who is volunteer faculty and provides career advising services to students, or

    4. an individual whose primary role is overseeing student affairs activities at the participating institution.

  2. Programs at schools with faculty or staff serving as members of the Careers in Medicine Advisory Committee during the award cycle are eligible for consideration for this award, but the Advisory Committee member affiliated with the nominee shall recuse themselves from the review of that individual.

  3. Previous award winners are ineligible.


Evidence of the following qualities will be used to evaluate nominations:

  1. Ability to establish relationships with students, faculty, and staff through

    1. strong interpersonal skills

    2. frequent contact with advisees

    3. a caring, helpful attitude toward advisees, faculty, and staff

  2. Excellence in the use of the Careers in Medicine four-phase career planning model and resources by

    1. understanding the CiM four-phase career planning model

    2. using effectively the CiM career assessments and specialty and residency resources

    3. connecting CiM resources with local medical school career planning resources

  3. Strong career advising skills by

    1. participating in and supporting proactive developmental advising to build strong relationships with advisees

    2. monitoring student progress toward career goals