Monday, May 19, 2014

The 2014 ASET Outstanding Educator Award: What makes an outstanding educator in the field of Neurodiagnostics?

We have extended the deadline for nominations for this prestigious award so that we may collect a sufficient number of candidates to allow for a fair selection process.  I encourage anyone working in the field of neurodiagnostics, whose life has been changed by a technologist or physician devoted to improving skills and knowledge for all, to submit a nomination for that person to receive this award. 
The ASET website has an announcement about this award right on our home page, with a link to a full explanation of the award and how to submit a nomination.  The eligibility criteria states:

The educator may be a technologist or physician with the following:
• A minimum of five years’ experience in neurodiagnostics
• Professional contributions in the area of publications, teaching/training, and/or educational development
• Demonstration of educational expertise in both national and regional society involvement, such as directing programs, providing instruction, and creating training materials
• Teaching experience in a formal neurodiagnostic program is desirable

Please note that while teaching in a formal program is “desirable” this award has gone to other worthy candidates in the past, who have not been involved in a formal education program.  So, please do not exclude a worthy person because of this criteria. 
Many of us have been very fortunate to have the support and mentoring of one special person when we began working in the field of Neurodiagnostics.  These special people are always willing to answer questions, review your records, stay after work to coach you through difficult concepts such as polarity.  These special people can be found at regional society meetings and at ASET conferences and seminars, giving presentations almost every year, to help others learn more about techniques and clinical conditions. 
If you have had such good fortune in your past, you can show your appreciation by sending in a nomination!  Here is a helpful link to get you started:

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