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Roeske Teaching Award

Established in 1989, this award is given to one salaried faculty member and one volunteer faculty member per each medical school, per year, for outstanding and sustained contributions to medical student education.

2022-2023 Award Recipients

  • Alan Akira, M.D. - Rush University Medical Center
  • Armin Ansari, M.D. - Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Alena Balasanova, M.D. - University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Ebony Dix, M.D. - Yale School of Medicine
  • Daniel Gonzalez, M.D. - Cambridge Health Alliance Adult Psychiatry Residency Program
  • Gordon Harper, M.D. - BIDMC Psychiatry Residency Program
  • Cris Concea, M.D. - BIDMC Psychiatry Residency Program
  • Jennifer Harris, M.D. - Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Alana Iglewicz, M.D. - University of California San Diego School of Medicine
  • Urszula Kelley, M.D. - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • James Levitt, M.D. - Cambridge Health Alliance Adult Psychiatry Residency Program
  • Julio Licinio, M.D. - Upstate Medical University Norton School of Medicine
  • Brian Merrill, M.D. - Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
  • Robert Nuss, M.D. - University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine
  • Jessica Pierce, M.D. - University of Michigan Medical School
  • Cristina Sanchez-Torres, M.D. - Yale School of Medicine
  • Ann Shinn, M.D. - MGH/McLean Adult Psychiatry Residency Program
  • Frederick Stoddard, M.D. - MGH/McLean Adult Psychiatry Residency Program

Program Benefits


Criteria / Eligibility

Nominees must be APA members and Fellows with three or more years of involvement at the nominating institution.

Selection Criteria

Nominees for this award should have demonstrated evidence of work that includes significant and sustained contributions (at least three years at one institution) to the advancement of medical student education in one or more of the following categories: lecture; small group teaching; supervision; course design; course administration; departmental committees (curriculum, evaluation, and promotions); institutional committees (admissions, curriculum, student affairs, and promotions); career counseling; advising medical student psychiatry clubs; advising student groups; research, publications, and/or presentations in medical education; and extracurricular programs (e.g., student orientation and leading support groups).

Selection Process

The Selection Committee is comprised of members of the Council on Medical Education and Lifelong Learning. The final selection will be forwarded to the Joint Reference Committee and the APA Board of Trustees for final approval.

Nomination / Application Details

  • An open call for nominations will be published in APA communications.
  • Nominators must be department chairs or deans of the medical school, directors of medical student education in psychiatry, full-time members of the psychiatry department, and medical student and psychiatry residents. * Nomination must be endorsed by the Department chairperson.
  • Nominations must include the following information:
    • Cover sheet to include:
      • Nominee Name, Email, Preferred contact number.
      • Nominator Name, Email, Preferred contact number (if not a self-nomination).
    • Abbreviated CV (maximum two pages).
    • Completed Chairperson Endorsement Form
    • Letter of nomination, including activities such as lectures, small group teaching, course design, supervision, career counseling, research mentoring, relevant publications, and advising medical student groups.
    • A sampling of student evaluations; acknowledgments of teaching awards and commendations


June 1, 2023


January 2024

Award Presentation

Via U.S. mail in January 2024


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