Master Clinician Award

This award honors faculty for sustained outstanding achievement in providing quality patient-centered care with compassion, integrity and honesty. To be eligible for the award, the nominee must be a full-time faculty member at WVU Health Sciences at either the main or branch campuses; currently have responsibility for providing direct patient care; have a minimum of five years of clinical experience at WVU before being nominated for the award.

Criteria for Selection

Nominees must meet criteria for Excellence in Clinical Service and at least two additional domains (i.e., Professionalism, Mentoring, Leadership and Scholarship):

Excellence in Clinical Service:

  • Recognition of clinical excellence by peers locally, regionally or nationally
  • Evidence of excellent clinical teaching skills
  • Evidence of provision of evidence based care
  • Evidence of patient advocacy
  • Significant contributions in quality improvement initiatives in the clinical environment
  • Improved patient outcomes


  • Evidence of role modelling compassion, integrity and honesty
  • Outstanding verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • Effective work as part of an interdisciplinary team


  • Recognition for excellence in learner or peer mentorship
  • Evidence of impact on learners and peers


  • Evidence of effect leadership locally, regionally or nationally, relevant to clinician role
  • Significant contributions to clinical program development
  • Development of new modalities for providing clinical care
  • Leadership in the development of new clinical curriculum or revision of existing curriculum


  • Presentations at regional and national meetings, relevant to clinician role
  • Publications in relevant clinical journals
  • Evidence of facilitating scholarly activity of learners, related to clinical role 

Required Materials for Nomination

  • Total number of pages for the entire application may not exceed 20 pages (double-spaced)
  • Cover Sheet (one page limit, including affiliations)
  • Table of Contents (one page limit)
  • Nomination letter, may be completed by learner, peer or supervisor (two page limit)
  • Three letters of support from learners or peers
  • Personal statement by nominee regarding “Being a Clinician” (two page limit)
  • Supporting Documents
    • Evaluations of clinical work from most recent three years
      • Peer evaluations
      • Learning evaluation
      • Patient outcome data (must be de-identified, may be presented in aggregate)
    • Abridged CV, including degrees earned; positions held and duties associated with each; and relevant awards, honors, grants and publications (five page limit)