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John T. Potts, Jr., MD Faculty Mentoring Award

Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development

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Created to honor John T. Potts, Jr., MDs outstanding achievements in faculty mentoring, this award seeks to recognize senior faculty members (MD, PhD, or equivalent advanced degree) with 10 or more years of mentoring experience at MGH. This $5,000 award will be given to a faculty member from any MGH department who has contributed to the success of junior faculty members and trainees and demonstrated excellence in a number of ways including:

    • Having a positive impact on careers of junior faculty
    • Implementing ideas/programs that promote faculty success
    • Demonstrating sustained interest and success in mentoring of junior faculty and/or trainees
    • Fostering and encouraging professional development of junior faculty and trainees 
    • Facilitating and/or developing approaches to work-life balance.



    John T. Potts, Jr., MD is the Jackson Distinguished Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School.  He served as Chairman of the Department of Medicine at MGH and Physician-in-Chief from 1981 to 1996 and as Director of Research from 1995 to 2004.  He has served as a tireless mentor and advisor to guide countless mentees on to successful career trajectories.

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    • M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent advanced degree
    • Senior faculty member with 10 or more years of mentoring experience
    • Nominations should be accompanied by a maximum of three nominating letters and the candidate's CV.

    2013 Nomination Deadline

    Application deadline was October 29, 2013. Applications are now closed. For further information regarding the nomination process, please e-mail

    List of Award Recipients

    2013 Recipient

    2012 Recipient
    Maurizio Fava, MD

    2011 Recipient
    John T. Potts, Jr., MD


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