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APDIM Awards

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Distinguished Medical Educator Award

About the Award

The APDIM Distinguished Medical Educator Award recognizes an individual or a team for outstanding contributions to the field of graduate medical education. The APDIM Distinguished Medical Educator Award is presented annually during Academic Internal Medicine Week.

Nomination Criteria

1.  Evidence of gifted teaching.

Examples include:

  • National, regional, or local teaching awards.
  • A record of invited presentations at national meetings or institutions other than their home institution.
  • Testimonials from mentees, students, or colleagues.

2.  A record of outstanding contributions to graduate medical education.

Examples include:

  • Development of new and innovative curricula or educational programs.
  • Novel approaches to core teaching skills.
  • Synthesis of existing educational theory to enhance understanding by other educators.
  • Advocacy for high quality education on the national level.

3.  National recognition of expertise in medical education.

Examples include:

  • Involvement with organized medicine, educational regulatory agencies, or standard setting boards such as the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, American Board of Internal Medicine, American College of Physicians, APDIM, Liaison Committee for Medical Education,or the Residency Review Committee for Internal Medicine.

4.  Scholarly achievement in the broad field of education with dissemination of work beyond their home institution.

Examples include:

  • Peer reviewed publications.
  • Invited editorials
  • Invited or competitively selected workshops at national meetings.
  • Symposia or courses.
  • Web-based publication of educational tools, courses, or strategies.
Please note, if a nominee is a current board, council, or executive committee member at the time the award recipient is being selected, they are not eligible for award consideration.

Nomination Information

Nominations must be submitted online. Self-nominations are accepted for this award.

A nomination packet must include:

  • One nomination letter.
  • The nominee's curriculum vitae.

Selection Process

The recipient is selected by the APDIM Council. All nominations will be considered for the year they are nominated as well as the following two years.

Program Administrator Service Award

About the Award

The APDIM Program Administrator Service Award is presented to a current or former program administrator who has demonstrated outstanding service to the association. The award is presented annually at the APDIM Program Administrators Meeting, held in conjunction with Academic Internal Medicine Week.

Nomination Criteria

  • The candidate must be a current or former APDIM program administrator member.
  • The candidate must have demonstrated outstanding contributions to the association.
  • The candidate must be nominated by a current APDIM member.
  • A letter affirming the candidate’s nomination must be submitted by a second nominator (this person does not need to be a current APDIM member).
Please note, if a nominee is a current board, council, or executive committee member at the time the award recipient is being selected, they are not eligible for award consideration.

Nomination Information

Nominations must be submitted online. Self-nominations are not accepted for this award.

A nomination packet must include:

  • One nomination letter.
  • One additional letter supporting the nomination. Please note, the committee will only consider one letter of support in addition to the first nominator’s letter.
  • The nominee’s resume or curriculum vitae.

Service Award Topics

Service award topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Contributions made while serving as a member of APDIM Program Administrators Advisory Council, as a leader of an APDIM program administrators committee, task force, or special interest group.
  • Contributions made while serving on an APDIM committee, task force, or special interest group.
  • Contributions made while serving as a presenter at an APDIM national conference.
  • Contributions made as a mentor to an APDIM program administrator.

Selection Process

The recipient is selected by the APDIM Program Administrators Advisory Council. All nominations will be considered for the year they are nominated as well as the following two years.

Program Administrator Excellence Award

About the Award

The APDIM Program Administrator Excellence Award is presented to an individual who has achieved professional excellence at the local, regional and/or national level in the field of program administration.  Nominees for this award are individuals who have demonstrated exceptional work within their program, institution, or organization to improve, advance, and elevate their program and their profession.   The award is presented annually at the APDIM Program Administrators Meeting, held in conjunction with Academic Internal Medicine Week.

Nomination Criteria

  • The candidate must be a current or former APDIM program administrator member.
  • Current members of the APDIM Program Administrators Advisory Council may not be nominated.
  • The candidate must have demonstrated outstanding professional contributions at the institutional, regional, or national level.
  • The candidate must be nominated by a current APDIM member.
  • A letter affirming the candidate’s nomination must be submitted by a second nominator (this person does not need to be a current APDIM member).
Please note, if a nominee is a current board, council, or executive committee member at the time the award recipient is being selected, they are not eligible for award consideration.

Nomination Information 

Nominations must be submitted online.  Self-nominations are not accepted for this award.  A nomination packet must include:

  • One nomination letter.
  • One additional letter supporting the nomination. Please note that only one additional letter of support will be considered.
  • The nominee’s resume or curriculum vitae.

Excellence Award Topics

Excellence award topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Contributions made while serving on a task force, committee, or special interest group that promotes the welfare and advancement of the program administrator profession.
  • Contributions made to advance the knowledge, understanding, and promotion of the internal medicine program administrator profession through publications or presentations at the institutional or national level. 
  • Contributions made to an internal medicine program that identifies vision, commitment, personal and/or professional growth as integral elements of managing a successful residency training program.

Selection Process

The recipient is selected by the APDIM Program Administrators Advisory Council.  All nominations will be considered for the year they are nominated as well as the following two years as long as nominees continue to meet eligibility criteria.

Dema C. Daley Founders Award 

About the Award

The APDIM Dema C. Daley Founders Award honors a member of the internal medicine community recognized nationally as an educator, innovator, and leader.

In 2003, APDIM dedicated the award to Dema C. Daley. Ms. Daley served as APDIM Executive Director from 1987 to 2000; recognizing her contributions, the APDIM Council promoted her to Executive Vice President in 2001, a position she held until her death in July 2002. During her 15 years as the association’s leader, Ms. Daley helped APDIM become “the preeminent professional organization in graduate medical education noted for its promotion of excellence and innovation in leadership and educational methodologies.”

The Dema C. Daley Founders Award is presented annually during Academic Internal Medicine Week.

Nomination Criteria

In selecting a recipient, predominant attention is given to a candidate’s contributions that have influenced areas of undergraduate and graduate medical education and the development of training programs in internal medicine, APDIM, or other organizations that are educationally focused.

Nominations must be submitted online. Self-nominations are accepted for this award.

A nomination packet must include:

  • One nomination letter.
  • The nominee’s curriculum vitae.
Please note, if a nominee is a current board, council, or executive committee member at the time the award recipient is being selected, they are not eligible for award consideration.

Selection Process

The recipient is selected by the APDIM Council. All nominations will be considered for the year they are nominated as well as the following two years.

Distinguished Community Medical Educator Award

About the Award

The APDIM Distinguished Community Medical Educator Award honors a member of the internal medicine community who has demonstrated exceptional, sustained achievement in graduate medical education.

APDIM has long recognized excellence in medical education across a variety of settings.  Cognizant of the unique challenges of education in the community hospital setting, and the special skills needed to excel therein, APDIM decided in 2020 to create a new award.  This award honors those educators who have made either a lasting local or regional impact, or who have made significant national contributions based on their work as educators in community hospital-based residency programs.

The award will be presented annually during Academic Internal Medicine Week.

Nomination Criteria

Selection of the award recipient will focus on (1) direct educational contributions; (2) program-building or curriculum development; and (3) duration and impact of these contributions.  Those contributions that have been shared regionally or nationally, with impact on other training programs, will receive special consideration.

  • Nominations must be submitted online. 
  • Self-nominations are accepted for this award.

A nomination packet must include:

  • One nomination letter summarizing the nominee’s career contributions
  • The nominee's curriculum vitae.
  • Optionally, the council will also consider up to two additional letters of support in addition to the nomination letter.
    • One letter focusing on local / regional impact of the nominee’s work.
    • One letter from a former trainee impacted by the nominee.

Please note, if a nominee is a current board, council, or executive committee member at the time the award recipient is being selected, they are not eligible for award consideration.

 

Selection Process

The recipient is selected by the APDIM Council. All nominations will be considered for the year they are nominated as well as the following two years.

2020 APDIM Awards

2020 APDIM Dema C. Daley Founders Award

McNeillWEB.jpgAPDIM presented the 2020 APDIM Dema C. Daley Founders Award to Diana B. McNeill, MD, MACP.

The APDIM Dema C. Daley Founders Award honors a member of the internal medicine community recognized nationally as an educator, innovator, and leader. APDIM dedicated the award to Dema C. Daley in 2003; during her 15 years as the association’s leader, Ms. Daley helped APDIM become “the preeminent professional organization in graduate medical education noted for its promotion of excellence and innovation in leadership and educational methodologies.” 

Described by her nominators as “in a league all her own,” Dr. McNeill’s contributions as an educator, innovator, mentor, and leader have influenced undergraduate medical education, graduate medical education, faculty development, and interprofessional health education at the institutional, local, regional, and national level. She has won numerous teaching awards and was named a Master Clinician Educator at Duke in 2006. Dr. McNeill “serves as a true embodiment of what we all hope to be as medical educators – dedicated, dynamic, authentic, evolving, invested and eternally optimistic about the future of medicine.” Moreover, her nominators highlight “her tremendous skill as a connector and mentor. She has an uncanny ability to know everyone in the room, personally. Armed with incredible warmth and humor, she supports, cajoles, and advises innumerable junior faculty through personal and professional challenges with her straightforward wisdom and sage thoughts. She serves as a role model to the generations of women behind her, always demonstrating authenticity in who she is as a mother, a doctor, a teacher, a mentor, and a friend.”

A Professor of Medicine and an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics-Gynecology, Dr. McNeill is currently the inaugural Director of Duke AHEAD (Academy of Health Professions Education and Academic Development), a position she has held since 2013.

A member of APDIM since 2001, Dr. McNeill is a former APDIM Treasurer, member of the APDIM Council, and member of the APDIM Program Planning Committee and has served on multiple Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM) committees, learning collaboratives, and task forces. She is a recipient of a 2019 AAIM Innovation Grant and has coordinated over 30 workshops and presentations at Alliance conferences.

Dr. McNeill has served on the faculty of Duke University Medical Center since 1989. Prior to her current position, she was Internal Medicine Residency Program Director and Vice Chair for Educational Affairs in the Department of Internal Medicine. She earned her MD from Duke University School of Medicine, completed her internal medicine residency training at University of Arizona College of Medicine, and completed her endocrinology and metabolism fellowship training at Duke University Medical Center.

2020 APDIM Distinguished Medical Educator Award 

WarmWEB.jpgAPDIM presented the 2020 APDIM Distinguished Medical Educator Award to Eric J. Warm, MD, FACP.

The APDIM Distinguished Medical Educator Award recognizes an individual or a team for outstanding contributions to the field of graduate medical education. 

Described as “a giant in GME,” Dr. Warm’s nominators laud his contributions as a gifted teacher, innovator in graduate medical education, expert in medical education, and scholarly achievement in education. Considered “one of the founders of the competency-based medical education movement. He is a dedicated, beloved teacher who has figured out pragmatic ways to translate our best theories to meded practice.”

The Richard W. and Sue P. Vilter Professor of Medicine since 2012, Dr. Warm currently serves as Associate Chair for Graduate Medical Education, Categorical Internal Medicine Program Director, and Director of the Ambulatory Long Block of the Internal Medicine Residency at University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He has won several teaching awards at University of Cincinnati, including the Silver Apple Award, the Richard W. Vilter Teaching Award, and the AB Dolly Cohen Award for Excellence in Teaching All-University Faculty Award.

A member of APDIM since 2004, he has published more than 70 chapters and articles as well as delivered workshops and posters at more than 140 local, regional, national, and international conferences. Dr. Warm is the creator of the medical education YouTube channel UCINTMED and designed, wrote, filmed, and edited nearly all of the videos. To date, the channel has received 150,000 views. In 2019, he became editor-in-chief for the International Clinician Educator blog, which reaches nearly 8,000 educators worldwide every week.

Dr. Warm joined the faculty of University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1997. He earned his MD from and completed his residency training at University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

2020 APDIM Program Administrators Service Award 

HerbersWEB.jpgAPDIM presented the 2020 APDIM Program Administrators Service Award to Michelle Herbers.

The APDIM Program Administrator Service Award is presented to a current or former program administrator who has demonstrated outstanding service to the association. 

Described by her nominators as “highly-organized, efficient, proactive, and enthusiastic,” Ms. Herbers is a strong leader and relationship builder, which serves her as a key leader in the internal medicine residency program as well as the national level of APDIM. In her role as chair of the APDIM Program Administrators Member Services Committee, she has been instrumental in coordinating the mentoring program for new program administrators. Her nominators explained that “Her commitment and enthusiasm for organizing and inspiring this group is palpable. [She] enjoys the work immensely and lends GME knowledge and years of experience to new program administrators as they embark on a career in GME management.”

Ms. Herbers is currently the Internal Medicine Residency Program Administrator at Hennepin Healthcare, a position she has served in since 2008.

2020 APDIM Program Administrators Excellence Award 

SegalWEB.jpgAPDIM presented the 2020 APDIM Program Administrators Excellence Award to Deena W. Segal, C-TAGME.

The APDIM Program Administrators Excellence Award is presented to an individual who has achieved professional excellence at the local, regional and/or national level in the field of program administration. Nominees for this award are individuals who have demonstrated exceptional work within their program, institution, or organization to improve, advance, and elevate their program and their profession. 

Applauded by her nominators for her “wonderful style inviting collaboration, consensus and input from others, while guiding with a quiet but steady hand,” Ms. Segal “deals with the complexities of personalities, competing agendas and financial constraints with ease.” During her career, she has been “instrumental in the formation and continued direction of the residency program, particularly in streamlining evaluation and tracking systems, updating intern recruitment processes, reorganizing intern orientation, and providing vital input about candidate interactions during the interview process. Ms. Segal is a “dedicated and highly effective program administrator”; her nominators describer her organizational skills as “unmatched” and note they “can always count on Deena to take care of whatever problems get thrown her way.”

A member of APDIM since 2005, Ms. Segal is a former Chair of the APDIM Program Administrators Advisory Council and has served on multiple committees for the association. She is a current member of the APDIM Program Administrators Member Services Committee and has presented multiple plenary and workshop sessions at Alliance conferences.

Ms. Segal has served as Program Administrator in the Department of Internal Medicine at Case Western Reserve University/University Hospital since 1990. Prior to this position, she was a Human Resources Specialist at Cleveland Clinic Foundation. She earned her BS from Ohio State University and achieved her TAGME certification in 2014.