Teaching Awards

Medical school faculty are central to the success of our educational program. To reward their commitment and efforts as educators, several awards are given to Faculty and House Staff at graduation:

  • The Francis Gilman Blake AwardEstablished in 1952 by Nu Sigma Nu. Endowed by Dr. Robert C. Kirk, B.S. 1930, as a memorial to his twin brother, Dr. Gilman D. Kirk, B.S. 1930. Awarded annually to that member of the faculty of the School of Medicine designated by the senior class as the most outstanding teacher of the medical sciences. Past Recipients...
  • Bohmfalk PrizesEstablished in 1989 under the terms of the Alice Bohmfalk Charitable Trust. Prestigious teaching prizes will be awarded annually to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the teaching program, one in the basic sciences (Past Recipients...) and one in the clinical sciences (Past Recipients...), as judged by the faculty and students.
  • The Alvan R. Feinstein AwardPresented to a Yale University School of Medicine faculty member chosen as the outstanding teacher of the year of clinical skills by chairs of the clinical departments, associate chairs, faculty, and students. Past Recipients...
  • The Leah M. Lowenstein AwardPresented annually by the Office for Women in Medicine to members of the faculty who most clearly represent the highest degree of excellence in the promotion of humane and egalitarian medical education. Past Recipients...
  • The Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award Presented by The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Established in 1998 to honor the faculty member who demonstrates the highest standard of compassion and sensitivity in his or her interaction with patients. Past Recipients...
  • The Betsy Winters House Staff AwardEstablished in 1972 by the Fourth-Year Class and presented annually to that member of the House Staff of the Yale-New Haven Medical Center, designated by the graduating class, who has made the most significant contribution to the education of medical students. Past Recipients...