The ACGME recognizes notable institutions, program directors, designated institutional officials, residents, and coordinators for their outstanding work and contributions to graduate medical education through its Awards Program.
David C. Leach Award
This award recognizes residents and fellows who have fostered innovation and improvement in their residency programs, advanced humanism in medicine, and increased efficiency and emphasis on educational outcomes.
GME Institutional Coordinator Excellence Award
This award recognizes an institutional coordinator that demonstrates in-depth knowledge of graduate medical education and the process for internal review. This person skillfully manages the multiple roles of administrator, counselor, enforcer, coordinator, organizer, and scheduler.
GME Program Coordinator Excellence Award
This award recognizes program coordinators who have an in-depth understanding of the accreditation process, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and projects to improve residency programs.
John C. Gienapp Award
This award recognizes an individual that is dedicated to graduate medical education and has made outstanding contributions to the enhancement of residency education and ACGME accreditation activities.
Parker J. Palmer Courage to Lead Award
This award recognizes designated institutional officials who have demonstrated strong leadership and astute resource management and have encouraged innovation and improvement in residency programs and their Sponsoring Institutions.
Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award
This award recognizes program directors who have fostered innovation and improvement in their residency programs and served as exemplary role models for residents.
The ACGME, in partnership with other notable organizations, is proud to honor exceptional work in graduate medical education through joint awards.