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APM Robert H. Williams, MD Distinguished Chair of Medicine Award Description and Criteria

About the Award

The Robert H. Williams, MD, Distinguished Chair of Medicine Award is presented by the Association of Professors of Medicine (APM) to a physician who has demonstrated outstanding leadership as the chair of a department of internal medicine.  The award is presented annually at during the APM Winter Meeting portion of Academic Internal Medicine Week.

Nomination Criteria

In selecting a recipient, predominant attention is given to progress made by the candidate in the administration of a department of internal medicine.  Overall contributions to academic internal medicine made by the candidate in the areas of education, research, and patient care are considered as well.

Nomination Information

Nominations must be submitted online.

Self-nominations are not accepted for this award.

A nomination packet must include:

  • A completed nomination form.
  • One nomination letter.
  • One letter supporting the nomination. 
  • Up to two additional letters of support may be submitted in addition to the required letter of support.
  • The nominee’s curriculum vitae.

Selection Process

The recipient is selected by the APM Council. If the approved recipient is unable to attend the APM Winter Meeting to accept the award, the recipient forgoes acceptance of the award and will be reconsidered the following year. All nominations will be considered for the year they are nominated as well as the following two years.

The APM President may ask the recipient to present a paper of a topic of interest to the APM membership and request its publication in a national medical journal.  The APM President or their designate shall present the recipient with the award during the APM Winter Meeting held in conjunction with Academic Internal Medicine Week.

Questions

For more information regarding the APM Robert H. Williams, MD, Distinguished Chair of Medicine Award, please contact AAIM Member Services at (703) 341-4540 or memberservices@im.org.