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Recognition & Awards

Academy of Teaching Scholars Dewayne Andrews, MD Excellence in Teaching Award

This award was created to recognize Oklahoma City and Tulsa faculty who demonstrate outstanding passion and creativity in teaching including those who are emerging on our campuses. The award is based on objective evidence of excellence.  We hope to recognize those who not only teach often, but who teach well.  The awards are presented at the yearly ATS Education Day Reception.  Recipients will receive a plaque and a cash prize.


  • Recipients must hold a faculty appointment in the College of Medicine (OKC) or the School of Community Medicine (Tulsa)
  • Recipients of other campus teaching awards are not eligible during that calendar year
  • This award can be won only once every three years
  • Physician Associate/Assistant  faculty who teach PA students
  • Pre-Clinical faculty who teach MSI and/or MSII
  • Clinical faculty who teach MS III and/or MSIV
  • GME faculty who teach residents and/or fellows


Physician Associate nominations can come from department chairs,  the PA program director and PA program course directors
MD Program Pre-Clinical Course nominations can come from department chairs and pre-clinical course directors
MD Program Clinical Clerkship nominations can come from department chairs, section chiefs and clerkship directors. 
GME nominations can come from department chairs, residency and fellowship program directors, section chiefs and the Office of Graduate Medical Education.


All faculty members are encouraged to submit their nomination recommendations to their department chair, course/clerkship director, program director, or section chief for consideration. It is encouraged that the nomination recommendation be accompanied by a letter of support. We recommend reviewing the nomination form prior to drafting a letter.  


Nomination Form


PA, Pre-Clinical, Clinical
Evaluation is based on qualitative and quantitative evidence of excellence in teaching. Selection committee will emphasize quality and quantity of teaching  

Evidence of excellence in teaching can be displayed through having won departmental teaching awards, developing innovative curriculum, or evaluation scores and comments