To be eligible for the Star Award for Excellence in Patient Care, you must be a full-time instructor*, assistant professor, associate professor or professor engaged in the patient care mission for at least 50 percent of your time (FTE) or part-time assistant professor, associate professor or professor engaged for at least 75 percent of your allocated part-time in support of clinical mission (refer to FAQs) with at least six years of clinical service as a Baylor faculty member. Faculty members who have transferred from other institutions and have comparable years of service are eligible for the award after three years as Baylor faculty members. Note, patient care contributions do not need to be restricted to direct patient care. Activities that count toward the FTE requirement may include clinical leadership/administrative roles, quality improvement efforts, scholarship and knowledge dissemination (publications, lectures) in clinical care, clinical innovation and development activities.
*Note that instructors do not include an instructor role as a trainee (i.e. as a fellow and/or chief resident). The instructor must be a faculty designation in which you provide (or have provided) clinical care. Examples include advanced practice providers, clinical geneticists and clinical psychologists.
Candidates may self-nominate. However, all nominations must be approved and submitted to the selection committee by the faculty member’s section chief, chair, medical director or center director.
An individual may receive the Star Award more than once. A new nomination may be submitted any time after five years since the previous Star Award. Recipients of the Rising Star Award (2014-2016) may be nominated for the Star Award beginning three years after they received the Rising Star. Applicants must wait at least five years after receiving the Early Career Award to apply for the Star Award.