Membership

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.

2021 APDIM Awards

2021 APDIM Dema C. Daley Founders Award

APDIM will recognize the recipient of the 2021 APDIM Dema C. Daley Founders Award, Dominick Tammaro, MD, MACP, during AAIM Online 2021, to be held virtually April 6-16.

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 his nominators as a “calm, clear-minded leader with a laser focus on helping residents in the program achieve success in all areas of medicine,” Dr. Tammaro’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.  He has won numerous teaching awards and was named Rhode Island Chapter Governor’s Award American College of Physicians in 2006. Dr. Tammaro’s “unfailing calm demeanor, even in incredibly challenging situations, is remarkable, and his ability to always make a clear-headed decision serves as an ideal” to which many of his colleagues strive. Moreover, his nominators highlight him as “an invaluable teacher and mentor.”

An Associate Professor of Medicine at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Dr. Tammaro is the founding director of the Medicine-Pediatrics program, a position he has held since 2008. 

A member of APDIM since 1991, Dr. Tammaro is a former chair of the APDIM Program Planning Committee and the AAIM Educational Program Planning Committee. He is a recipient of a 2019 AAIM Innovation Grant and has coordinated several workshops and presentations at Alliance conferences.

Dr. Tammaro is the Residency Program Director in the Department of Medicine at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, a position he has held since 2008.  He earned his MD from Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and completed his internal medicine residency training at University of Massachusetts Medical School.

2021 APDIM Distinguished Medical Educator Award 

APDIM will recognize the recipient of the 2021 APDIM Distinguished Medical Educator Award, Patricia V. Pepper, MD, MSc, FACP during AAIM Online 2021, to be held virtually April 6-16.

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

Dr. Pepper’s nominators note that her “impact on her individual trainees is her most impressive legacy” and explain “an entire generation of Navy Internists has come to value her high expectations for clinical performance, her placement of the patient at the center of every interaction, and her consummate professionalism in all encounters. Her mentorship of residents and junior faculty has ensured a robust academic environment remains at her institution despite the high staff turnover rates endemic to military commands. The impact of her leadership and influence will continue to be felt for many years to come.”

Dr. Pepper currently serves as Associate Professor of Medicine at University Services University of the Health Services and Staff Physician at Naval Medical Center San Diego. She served as Acting Chair of Medicine and Program Director at Naval Medical Center San Diego. She has won several military awards including the Master Clinician Award, the Captain John Mitas Award, the first annual Program Director of the Year Award from the Naval Medical Center San Diego, and the ACP Laureate Award in 2018.

A member of APDIM since 2004, she earned her MD from University of Minnesota. She completed her residency training at Naval Medical Center San Diego and her fellowship in ambulatory care at Palo Alto Veterans Healthcare System and Stanford University School of Medicine.

2021 APDIM Distinguished Community Medical Educator Award

APDIM will recognize the 2021 APDIM Distinguished Community Medical Educator Award inaugural recipient, Stanley A. Amundson, MD, during AAIM Online 2021, to be held virtually April 6-16. 

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

Described as “a teacher’s teacher” and “the embodiment of a Master Teacher” who is “legendary, unparalleled, and unquenchable,” Dr. Amundson’s nominators laud his contributions as an expert in medical education and his scholarly achievement in education. Dr. Amundson has “trained over 500 residents over his 47 years as Associate Director and Program Director, many of whom went on to become program directors.” He has published multiple articles, presented at local, regional, and national meetings, and received numerous teaching awards, including the ACP Southern California Region III Teacher of the Year Award, the UCSD School of Medicine Sustained Excellence in Teaching Award, the 1997 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of California San Diego, and the ACP Laureate Award in 2013.

Dr. Amundson’s nominators note that “he has a photographic memory and can give a lecture on any Internal Medicine topic at the spur of the moment and without preparation. Indeed, he has often given a high-quality conference on the scheduled topic if a scheduled speaker were a ‘no show,’ a feat which very few other people could accomplish.”

A member of APDIM since 2002, Dr. Amundson is the Internal Medicine Residency Program Director at Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Amundson earned his MD from University of California San Diego School of Medicine. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center San Diego, where he also served as chief resident.

2021 APDIM Program Administrators Service Award 

APDIM will recognize the recipient of the 2021 APDIM Program Administrators Service Award, Cara A. Giacomo, during AAIM Online 2021, to be held virtually April 6-16.

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

Ms. Giacomo’s nominators explained “one demonstration of Cara’s strengths as a PA” is her ability “to keep our program on an even keel. We had an excellent recruitment, continued to adhere to every ACGME requirement and dealt with a resident challenged by health and educational issues. Our success attests to Cara’s exceptional abilities as administrator and leader.”

Her nominators noted her “gentle, persistent focus on every need of our residents and the program results in a warm, collegial atmosphere among leadership, staff, residents and students. This is also her approach to mentoring other PA’s and how she led the APDIM PA Advisory Council. [Her] personal touch is felt locally at the program level, regionally in the Yale System, and nationally through APDIM.”

A member of APDIM since 2006, Ms. Giacomo served on the APDIM Program Administrators Advisory Council for five years, serving as chair from 2018 to 2019, and has served on multiple committees for the organization. She has presented multiple plenary and workshop sessions at Alliance conferences.

Ms. Giacomo is currently the Internal Medicine Residency Program Administrator at Greenwich Hospital, a position she has served in since 2000. Prior to her current position, she was a Coordinator in the Department of Internal Medicine at Greenwich Hospital. She earned her BS from Fordham University.

2021 APDIM Program Administrators Excellence Award 

DuboisWEB.pngAPDIM will recognize the recipient of the 2021 APDIM Program Administrators Excellence Award Laurie Dubois, C-TAGME, during AAIM Online 2021, to be held virtually April 6-16.

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.

Applauded by her nominators for her “ability to manage a diverse group of individuals and unite them into one high functioning team,” Ms. Dubois “truly cares for each person on her team and seeks ways to support them in their professional growth.” During her career, she has “created and implemented many successful initiatives” and “has managed to have an impact well beyond the walls of our hospital’s educational programs.” “As the Founder of the Massachusetts Society for Academic Medical Administrators, Inc (MASAMA), she has created a professional home for administrators across our state and helped to elevate the profession.”

A member of APDIM since 2011, Ms. Dubois has served on multiple committees for APDIM and AAIM. She has presented multiple plenary and workshop sessions at Alliance conferences.

Ms. Dubois has served as Section Administrator for Medical Residency in the Department of Internal Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine since 2011. Prior to this position, she was an Education Program Manager at Boston University School of Medicine. She earned her BS from University of Maine.