The Kaiser Award is the most prestigious teaching award given by the Medical School.
The Office of Medical Student Education in the Medical School solicits nominations by faculty and students for the Kaiser Permanente Awards. Made possible by a grant from the Kaiser Foundation Hospitals. Two awards are given each year — one for pre-clinical and one for clinical teaching. Faculty and students are asked to consider nominating those outstanding teachers who have demonstrated superior teaching ability; accessibility or willingness to help students more than other teachers; enthusiasm and the ability to generate student enthusiasm; the ability to serve as an exemplary role model; and other traits nominators deem to be important.