Awards System
Deadline: January 15, 2019

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Welcome to the COMSEP 2019 Awards System

St. Petersburg will mark the eighth year that we honor individuals with COMSEP awards. The goal of the Awards program is to recognize COMSEP members who have made substantial contributions in the areas of teaching/education, research/scholarship, and clerkship administration. In addition, the COMSEP Achievement Award is given to a current or former COMSEP member who has made major contributions of great significance to our organization and our members.

A description of the awards and the submission requirements is listed below. Note that it is the responsibility of the individual making the nomination to obtain and submit the nominee's CV and 2 letters of nomination. All materials should be submitted electronically in pdf format through the COMSEP Awards page located on the COMSEP website.

Nominations for the awards can be submitted now. The nominations system will close on January 15, 2019. The COMSEP Nominations and Award Committee will review all submissions and will select the winners of the Teaching/Education, Research/Scholarship and Excellence in Clerkship Administration Awards. The Nominations and Award Committee and 2 members of the COMSEP Executive Committee will select the recipient of the COMSEP Achievement Award. More information about the awards and past recipients can be found at


Sherilyn Smith, Molly Rideout, and Len Levine
Nominations and Awards Committee

Description of the COMSEP Awards:

Description: The COMSEP Teaching / Education Award is presented annually to an individual whose contributions to curriculum development and program leadership have been exemplary within the field of pediatric medical student education. The award recipient will have created novel educational methods or program structure which has led to a high degree of learner satisfaction and improved educational outcomes. Optimally, these educational innovations have also been documented through scholarship (local and national dissemination) and the adoption of the award recipient's methodologies at other national programs.

Application Materials: Applicant CV, 2 letters of support from COMSEP members + one letter from a learner.

Description: The COMSEP Research / Scholarship award is given to an individual who has contributed substantially to advancing the field of pediatric medical student education through their research and scholarly work. This recipient may also have a track record of mentoring students and younger faculty in the scholarship of medical education and may also have a demonstrated impact on changing student assessment and program evaluation at a national level.

Application Materials: Applicant CV, 2 letters of support from COMSEP members. - colleague (at a national level), and another colleague.

Description: The COMSEP Award for Excellence in Clerkship Administration is given annually to a clerkship administrator whose outstanding organizational and interpersonal skills have helped to bring recognition to their pediatric clerkship at their own institution and perhaps nationally. This individual should have a commitment to ongoing professional development as well as through participation in the activities of COMSEP.

Application Materials: Applicant CV, 3 letters of nomination - Clerkship Director, Administrator colleague (institutional or national colleges), learner.

Description: The COMSEP Achievement Award is given to a current or former COMSEP member whose substantial contribution to the organization - in several realms - has resulted in the ongoing success, recognition, and growth of COMSEP. This individual has taken a lead role on at least one project of great significance to COMSEP. Further, this individual has served as a model of commitment to the organization as well as to the professional growth and development of other COMSEP members through such activities as program development, meeting planning, governance and mentoring.

Application Materials: Applicant CV, 2 letters of support from current or former COMSEP members