Loeb fellows program seeks nominations

The School of Medicine is seeking nominations for the Loeb Teaching Fellows Program.

The program was recently established by a gift from Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Loeb to honor local physicians committed to clinical excellence, and to encourage teaching that excellence to residents and medical students.

Two Loeb fellows will be selected from the clinical or investigator-track faculty at the medical school. In addition, two other fellows will be chosen from the voluntary clinical faculty, thanks to support from the BJH Foundation.

The first Loeb teaching fellows will be appointed Sept. 1. Appointments will be for two-year terms, with annual review and renewal, and successful fellows may reapply for an additional two-year term.

Fellows will receive $50,000 annually to allow for significant time to be dedicated toward teaching clinical medicine.

Nominees must have a record of excellence in patient care and clinical teaching. The following criteria will also be considered:

• Loeb fellows will meet new or unmet clinical teaching needs for residents and medical students. They should invest time in both teaching and curriculum development, with direct teaching allotting for a substantial portion of the fellowship.

• Faculty members who already have substantial teaching commitments should describe plans to improve or expand current educational activities.

• Innovation in teaching methodologies or programmatic development is desirable, and selected fellows will participate in seminars, retreats and faculty development programs.

Fellowship applications must include a written description (no more than two pages) of the applicant’s teaching and curriculum development plan that addresses the above requirements, including the number of learners expected to benefit as well as a description of expected outcomes.

Applicants should also include a CV, documentation of excellence in clinical care and teaching and a nomination letter from their department head, which includes a delineation of time dedicated toward the fellowship.

Applications are due May 27 to the Office of Medical Student Education, Campus Box 8073.

For details, call 362-7800 or e-mail witzelc@msnotes.wustl.edu.