Morley Lertzman Subspecialty Teaching Award

From U of M Internal Medicine Wiki
Policy: Morley Lertzman Subspecialty Teaching Award
Policy Nr: Sec 14
Target Review Date: 2018-12-31
Main Stakeholder: Managing Director


The Morley Lertzman Subspecialty Clinician Educator award was named in November 2005 to recognize a Clinician Educator among the subspecialty attending staff.

The award is granted every two years. The award will be announced at a departmental event.

Criteria for Evaluation

Using the numerical scores from Resident Evaluations of attending physicians over the last four year period, the highest numerical score will determine the names of four individuals with the highest score.

  • Clinical decision maker
  • Feedback
  • Communication with Residents and families
  • Teaching
  • Coaching physical examination skills
  • Back-up for house staff
  • Punctuality
  • Attending as a role model

Last time winners eliminated for 2nd round only, but eligible for 3rd round.

The names will be presented to the Award Selection Committee that will recommend the name of the awardee to the Department Head.

The Award

The award will consist of:

  • A monetary award of $5,000 given to the individual
  • An engraved presentation to the awardee
  • The name of the awardee will be engraved on the plaque in the Department of Internal Medicine
  • The monetary award is regarded as income to the individual and must be included in the individual’s income (non-tithable, taxable).

Prior Winners

Year Recipient Section
2017 Dr. Colette Seifer Cardiology
2015 Dr. Davinder Jassal Cardiology
2013 Dr. Martha Ainslie Gastroenterology
2011 Dr. Donald Duerksen Gastroenterology
2009 Dr. Piotr Czaykowski Haematology / Oncology
2007 Dr. Catherine Moltzan Haematology / Oncology
2005 Dr. Brian Schmidt Neurology

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