Medical School Teaching Awards

Teaching awards remain a staple of the UT Southwestern Medical School curriculum.

In 2005, in conjunction with the first annual Excellence in Education reception and award ceremony, the UT Southwestern Academy of Teachers (SWAT) inaugurated a series of new teaching awards for our distinguished educators and clinical teachers. The awards included the Pre-Clinical Distinguished Educator Award, the Clinical Distinguished Educator Award, and the Socrates Awards.

Awards for teaching in lectures and small groups in the first two years of medical school and in the core clerkships are presented annually at the Excellence in Education ceremony.

Recipients of the Distinguished Educator Awards

2013

Distinguished Basic Science Educator

James T. Stull, Ph.D.
James T. Stull, Ph.D.

Distinguished Clinical Science Educator

George R. Buchanan, M.D.
George R. Buchanan, M.D.

2012

Distinguished Basic Science Educator

George DeMartino, Ph.D.
George DeMartino, Ph.D.

Distinguished Clinical Science Educator

James Wagner, M.D.
James Wagner, M.D.

2011

Distinguished Basic Science Educator

John Dietschy, M.D.
John Dietschy, M.D.

Distinguished Clinical Science Educator

Daniel Foster, M.D.
Daniel Foster, M.D.

2010

Distinguished Basic Science Educator

Joel Goodman, Ph.D.
Joel Goodman, Ph.D.

Distinguished Clinical Science Educator

Lynne Kirk, M.D.
Lynne Kirk, M.D.

2009

Distinguished Basic Science Educator

James Richardson, D.V.M., Ph.D.
James Richardson, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Distinguished Clinical Science Educator

Susan Cox, M.D.
Susan Cox, M.D.

2008

Distinguished Basic Science Educator

Al Gilman, M.D., Ph.D.
Al Gilman, M.D., Ph.D.

Distinguished Clinical Science Educator

Rody Cox, M.D.
Rody Cox, M.D.

2007

Distinguished Basic Science Educator

Ellen Vitetta, Ph.D.
Ellen Vitetta, Ph.D.

Distinguished Clinical Science Educator

Rebekah Naylor, M.D.
Rebekah Naylor, M.D.

2006

Distinguished Basic Science Educator

Dennis Burns, M.D.
Dennis Burns, M.D.

Distinguished Clinical Science Educator

L. David Hillis, M.D.
L. David Hillis, M.D.

2005

Distinguished Basic Science Educator

George Ordway, Ph.D.
George Ordway, Ph.D.

Distinguished Clinical Science Educator

The late Hal Urwin, M.D.
The late Hal Urwin, M.D.