AAMC Awards in Medical Education

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AAMC Awards in Medical Education

For full details about each award, including detailed application criteria, procedures and contact information, visit the AAMC Grants and Awards website.

Secretary of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)--Secretary's Award for Medical Students

http://www.aamc.org/students/medstudents/secretarysaward/start.htm

(sponsored by HRSA in collaboration with the Federation of Associations of Schools of the Health Professions)

Award: Single discipline awards up to $3,500 for first place; Interprofessional awards up to $7,500 for first place

Deadline: February

Purpose: Encourages health professions students across the U.S. to pursue new ideas to promote health and prevent disease.

Who is eligible? Part-time or full-time students in a baccalaureate or higher degree health professions education program affiliated through a participating professional association with the Federation of Associations of Schools of the Health Professions (AAMC).

The project packet: Project proposals can describe innovative health promotion projects or innovative preventive risk-reduction efforts for a targeted community.

Send to: Download information from the website of the Division of State, Community and Public Health Bureau of Health Professions, HRSA, http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/interdisciplinary/


Humanism in Medicine Award

http://www.aamc.org/members/osr/humanism/start.htm

(The award is made possible through the generous support of the Pfizer Medical Humanities Initiative)

Award: $5,000 and $1,000 will be donated to the institution's OSR Chapter

Deadline: April

Purpose: Recognizes a medical school faculty physician who exemplifies the qualities of a caring and compassionate mentor in the teaching and advising of medical students.

Who may nominate? The nomination process will be conducted and supervised by the Organization of Student Representatives (OSR) in each medical school.

Who is eligible? Each medical school in the United States may nominate one physician faculty member.

The nomination packet: The AAMC will provide each OSR primary representative with nomination materials including the award criteria, a description of the process, necessary forms for submitting nominations.

Send to: Denine Hales, OSR Administrative Assistant, Section for Student Affairs and Programs, Association of American Medical Colleges, 2450 N Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037-1127

For more information, please visit the OSR Web site


Abraham Flexner Award

http://www.aamc.org/about/awards/flexner.htm

Award: $10,000

Deadline: May

Purpose: AAMC's most prestigious honor for an individual's extraordinary contributions, national in scope, to medical education.

Who may nominate? Any faculty or staff of a medical school or teaching hospital; any member of an academic society; the Award Review Committee.

Who is eligible? Any individual who has made a significant contribution.

The nomination packet: 8 copies of a statement of evidence in justification; 8 copies of the nominee's CV, including current address; seconding letters of support are not necessary; if included, nor more than 3 are accepted and 8 copies of each must be submitted.

Send to: Office of the President, Association of American Medical Colleges, 2450 N Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037-1127


Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teaching Award

http://www.aamc.org/about/awards/aoa.htm

Award: awardee--$10,000 grant; awardee's nominating institution--$5,000 for teaching activities; if the nominating institution has an AOA chapter, the chapter--$1,000

Deadline: May signed by the Dean

Purpose: Recognize significant contributions to medical education

Who may nominate? The Dean of each medical school in the United States and Canada

Who is eligible? One faculty member per medical school.

Nomination packet: An AOA Award nomination form will be mailed to each school in March, or you may download a pdf file at http://www.aamc.org/about/awards/aoa.htm

Send to: Robert F. Sabalis, PhD, Associate Vice President, Section for Student Affairs and Programs, Association of American Medical Colleges, 2450 N Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037-1127


Distinguished Research in Biomedical Science Award:

https://www.aamc.org/initiatives/awards/research/

Award: $5,000

Deadline: May 2, 2014

Purpose: The Award for Distinguished Research in the Biomedical Sciences honors outstanding biomedical research related to health and disease. The research recognized should have contributed to the substance of medicine. The AAMC has awarded a prize in this arena, in partnership with various sponsors, since 1947.

Who may nominate? Any faculty or staff of a medical school or teaching hospital; any member of an academic society; the Award Review Committee.

Who is eligible? Any individual who has made a significant contribution.

The nomination packet: The The nomination packet must include:

  • A statement of evidence in justification of the nomination
  • The candidate's curriculum vitae and bibliography
  • Two letters of support
  • Copies of no more than five (5) key publications by the nominee

Send to:

Please send your completed nomination package to Sandra Gordon at sgordon@aamc.org.

Please address all questions to:

Sandra Gordon 
Association of American Medical Colleges 
2450 N Street, NW 
Washington, D.C. 20037-1127
202-828-0472
sgordon@aamc.org


David E. Rogers Award

https://www.aamc.org/initiatives/awards/rogers/

Award: Presenation of the Rogers Award and a $10,000 grant

Deadline: May 2

Purpose: The Rogers Award is granted annually to a member of a medical school faculty who has made major contributions to improving the health and health care of the American people.

Who may nominate? Nominations may be made by any faculty or staff member of a medical school or teaching hospital or by any member of an academic society. The Award is limited to an individual who has spent the majority of his or her career in academic medicine in the United States.

Who is eligible? One faculty member per medical school.

Nomination packet:

  • A statement of evidence in justification of the nomination, not to exceed five pages.
  • The nominee's curriculum vitae including current address.

Seconding letters of support are not necessary; however, if such letters are solicited, the committee will accept no more than three supporting letters for any nomination.

Please send your completed nomination package to Sandra Gordon at sgordon@aamc.org.


Herbert W. Nickens Award

https://www.aamc.org/initiatives/awards/nickens-leadership/

Award: The recipient receives a $10,000 award and presents the Nickens Lecture at the AAMC Annual Meeting

Deadline: May 2, 2014

Purpose: The award is given to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to promoting justice in medical education and health care equity in the United States.

Who may nominate? Any faculty or staff of a medical school or teaching hospital; any member of an academic society; the Award Review Committee.

Who is eligible? Any individual who has made a significant contribution.

The nomination packet:

1. A nomination letter that explains the nominee's qualifications for the award and:

  • highlights his or her specific work in promoting social justice in medical education and health equities; and
  • Include brief testimonials that support the nominee's contributions to promoting social justice in medical education and health equities.

Note: The letter must be doubled-spaced with 1” margins and Times New Roman font size 12, and not exceed five (5) pages.  The committee will not review additional materials.

2. a current curriculum vitae (CV) for the nominee.

Send to: Please email your completed nomination package (in a single file) to Angela Moses at NickensAwards@aamc.org by May 2, 2014. Late nominations will not be considered.


Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award

https://www.aamc.org/initiatives/awards/humanism/

Award: The recipient of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award is honored at an awards dinner held during the 2014 AAMC Annual Meeting and is invited to speak to the Organization of Student Representatives about the importance of humanism in medicine. The award recipient will receive a crystal award piece and a grant of $5,000; $1,000 will be donated to the nominating institution's OSR interest group in support of OSR-related activities.

Deadline: March 31, 2014

Purpose: The goal of this award is to emphasize, reinforce, and enhance the importance of humanistic qualities among medical school students and faculty.

Who may nominate? The nomination process will be conducted and supervised by the Organization of Student Representatives (OSR) in each medical school. https://www.aamc.org/members/osr/humanism/

Who is eligible? Each medical school in the United States may nominate one physician faculty member.

The nomination packet: The AAMC will provide each OSR primary representative with nomination materials including the award criteria, a description of the process, necessary forms for submitting nominations. Visit http:www.aamc.org/members/osr/humanism to access the nomination form

Send to: Nominations must be sent via regular mail, FedEx, UPS, etc. or e-mail. Faxed nominations will not be accepted. Please refer to the nomination form for address.


Spencer Foreman Award for Outstanding Community Service

https://www.aamc.org/initiatives/awards/community-service/

Award: The award, a commemorative crystal piece honoring the institution's extraordinary social commitment, will be presented at the 2014 AAMC annual meeting.

Deadline: May 2, 2014

Purpose: This award honors member institutions with a longstanding, major institutional commitment to addressing community needs. The award recognizes exceptional programs that go well beyond the traditional role of academic medicine and reach communities whose needs are not being met through the traditional health delivery system.

Who may nominate? Nominations may be made by any faculty or staff member of a medical school or teaching hospital or by any member of an academic society.

Who is eligible? The award recipient must have a broad-based, continuing commitment to community service as reflected in a variety of programs and initiatives which are responsive to community and social needs and which show evidence of a true partnership with the community.

The nomination packet:

  • A cover letter signed by the medical school dean, hospital CEO, or academic society president making the nomination
  • A narrative description (not to exceed six pages) of the nominee's community programs, including: history of the institution's commitment and programs; descriptions of the programs and their impact on the institution and the community; the participation of faculty and students; and a description of how the activities are funded
  • One or two letters, preferably from community leaders, but definitely from outside the institution, describing the programs and their impact on the community and/or
  • A modest selection of news clips from the public press
  • No video tapes or DVDs, please

Please note that the total nomination package should not exceed 15 pages.

Send to: Please send your completed nomination package to Sandra Gordon at sgordon@aamc.org.