SOME offers two $1,000 awards, annually, within the scope of “Innovations in Medical Education.” Applications will be reviewed and selected on merit by peer-review.

Note: To be eligible for this award, the nominee must be a member of SOME (self-nomination is acceptable). (See more information about SOME and how to follow through on quick, free membership.) NOTE: Members of the SOME Steering Committee are not eligible to apply.

Available award categories within “Innovations in Medical Education” include:

  • The Marguerite Elliott Innovation in Clinical Medical Education Award
  • Innovation in Basic Science Medical Education Award
  • Innovation in Osteopathic Medical Distinctiveness Award
  • Innovation in the Development of Enduring Educational Materials Award

The Application Process is electronic and requires:

  • Title of the innovation
  • Description of the innovation containing sufficient detail to allow replication by peers
  • Supporting evidence of the effectiveness of the innovation (e.g. letter(s) of support from participants/users/master educational administrators who are well acquainted with the innovation and/or other outcome measurements)

The 2018 cycle is now closed.  The 2019 cycle will open in early 2019.  Please check back then for details.  

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