Nomination Letter Selection Criteria

TO: All College of Medicine Faculty
FROM: Zareen Zaidi, M.D., PhD, Chair of the Nomination – Selection Committee, Society of Teaching Scholars
RE: Nomination and Selection of New Scholars for 2018-2019

Nominations are welcome for the selection of new members to the Society of Teaching Scholars.

Nominees must be a member of the faculty of the University of Florida College of Medicine, put forth 500 hours of educational effort per year (~10 hours per week) over at least five years at the University of Florida and be involved in the training of students (medical, graduate or physician assistant), residents and/or fellows.Training may include: classroom based instruction, clinical instruction (eg: work rounds), laboratory based instruction, educational administration, faculty development and mentor ship. The Society will ask nominees to submit an Educator Portfolio.

Nominees should familiarize themselves with the following definition and examples of educational scholarship, it is important to understand that educational scholarship is significantly weighted in the evaluation of candidates.

Nominees will be asked to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) and their updated CV by Friday, November 16, 2018 stating the number of hours spent on educational endeavors; for review by a nominating committee comprised of STS members.

The nominating committee will pre-screen submissions and provide feedback about candidacy. Those who receive committee approval will then be officially nominated and may proceed with submission of an Educator Portfolio packet for review. One member of the nominating committee will be assigned to each nominee; members are charged with assisting the applicant with the packet (edits, feedback, etc.). The Educator Portfolio must be in PDF form, and submitted to Renata Dolbier with CC: Zareen Zaidi, M.D., PhD & Erik Black, PhD.  Please verify receipt of your portfolio with Renata Dolbier.

2018-19 New Member Nomination Dates:

  • Nominations Due by Friday, November 9, 2018
  • Letters of Intent and updated CV Due by Friday, November 16, 2018
  • Educator Portfolio Due by Friday, December 7, 2018
  • Final Selection of New Members made by Friday, January 25, 2019
  • New Scholars Announcement made by Monday, February 4, 2019

For More Infomation

Faculty that have questions can contact Dr. Erik Black at  or Dr. Zaidi at