STARDoM Program FAQ
Can someone get an award if they already received one?
Every non-physician staff member in the Department of Medicine is eligible to receive one STARDoM award per year.
Can more than one person nominate the same individual and will this increase their chances of receiving an award?
Yes, more than one person can nominate the same individual. It does strengthen a nomination to have more than one nominator.
How do I nominate someone?
There are nomination QR codes posted around campus. You can scan the code and complete the form. You may also use our online submission form.
When can I submit a nomination?
You can submit a nomination at any time. Nominations are considered and awarded on a monthly basis.
Can I nominate myself?
It is not recommended for individuals to nominate themselves.
Who can submit a nomination?
Any member of BU/BMC community can submit a nomination, as well as patients. Faculty and supervisors can nominate their staff, employees can nominate their supervisors, and coworkers can nominate one another. Nominations can also be submitted by alumni, students, and people within the community who would like to recognize a Department of Medicine employee’s work.
Who is eligible to receive an award?
These awards are intended primarily to acknowledge the work of benefits-eligible employees. Areas of service reviewed are: clinical support, administrative and sponsored research. These areas cover all academic non-faculty staff, and staff associates on Chobanian & Avedisian Department of Medicine payroll, such as nurse practitioners and physicians assistants. These awards are not intended to recognize research or teaching accomplishments. Subcontractors, consultants, and temporary employees are not eligible for awards
Does my nominee have to meet every criteria of the STARDoM performance categories?
A nominee does not have to meet every criteria, but they should meet most of the criteria.
How are the award recipients selected?
The Department of Medicine Central Administration team reviews all nominations and scores them based on how well they demonstrate specific criteria. It is very helpful to the committee if the nominator responds to each of the four Star Performer questions regarding the nominee. The committee also considers the diversity of the pool of recipients. Effort is made to include the most broadly representative group possible. However, the standard of excellence is the primary factor.
How will I know if my nominee has been selected?
All nominators will be informed of the results via email.
What awards do the recipients receive?
Recipients of the STARDoM Award will receive a blue star medallion for their employee identification badge and a gift from the Department.