The ACGME is delighted to announce the recipients of the 2024 ACGME Awards, shining a spotlight on their remarkable commitment, innovation, and valuable contributions to the graduate medical education (GME) community. These deserving winners will be honored during the 2024 ACGME Annual Educational Conference, which is scheduled for March 7-9, 2024, in Orlando, Florida.
“I am proud to extend my congratulations to each of the extraordinary ACGME Award recipients for your exceptional achievements in advancing graduate medical education. Your dedication and contributions to the field have not gone unnoticed, and we are honored to recognize your outstanding work. Your accomplishments have not only improved graduate medical education but also set a shining example for future generations of medical professionals,” said ACGME President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas J. Nasca, MD, MACP.
John C. Gienapp Distinguished Service Award
Honoring individuals who have dedicated their careers to GME and made outstanding contributions to the enhancement of residency and fellowship education and ACGME accreditation activities, the John C. Gienapp Distinguished Service Award is presented to Linda Ruben Archer, PhD of Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS). Dr. Archer is recognized for her contributions to the enhancement of resident and fellow education and training over 40 years at EVMS where she now serves as Vice-Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Designated Institutional Official. At EVMS, Dr. Archer has developed several educational programs including a Well-being Coaching Program; GME Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee; standardization and transformation of the ACGME accreditation processes, and much more. Dr. Archer completed her PhD program at Florida State University and has received several honors including being recognized as an EVMS Wonder Woman in 2018. She served as an ACGME CLER Field Representative from 2015-2018. In 2008, she received the ACGME Parker J. Palmer Courage to Lead Award.
Barbara Ross-Lee, DO Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award
The Barbara Ross-Lee, DO Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award honors ACGME-accredited Sponsoring Institutions and programs, as well as specialty organizations working to diversify the underrepresented physician workforce and create inclusive workplaces that foster humane, civil, and equitable environments. The 2024 recipients are:
David C. Leach Award
The David C. Leach Award recognizes residents and fellows who have fostered innovation and improvement in their programs, advanced humanism in medicine, and increased efficiency and emphasis on educational outcomes. The 2024 recipient is:
Debra L. Dooley GME Program Coordinator Excellence Award
The Debra L. Dooley GME Program Coordinator Excellence Award is given to program coordinators in recognition of their in-depth understanding of the accreditation process, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and projects to improve residency and fellowship programs. The 2024 recipients are:
GME Institutional Coordinator Excellence Award
The GME Institutional Coordinator Excellence Award recognizes institutional coordinators who demonstrate in-depth knowledge of GME and the process for internal review. These people skillfully manage the multiple roles of administrator, counselor, enforcer, coordinator, organizer, and scheduler. The 2024 recipients are:
Lewis Blackman Patient Safety Award
Being awarded for the first time this year, the Lewis Blackman Patient Safety Award recognizes residents and fellows who have worked to implement strategies to improve the understanding of and show demonstrable improvement in patient safety in their Sponsoring Institution or residency/fellowship program. The inaugural recipients are:
Parker J. Palmer Courage to Lead Award
The Parker J. Palmer Courage to Lead Award honors designated institutional officials who have demonstrated strong leadership and astute resource management and encouraged innovation and improvement in residency and fellowship programs and their Sponsoring Institutions. The 2024 recipients are:
Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award
The Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award recognizes program directors who have fostered innovation and improvement in their residency/fellowship programs and served as exemplary role models for residents and fellows. The 2024 recipients are:
ACGME Awards honor the best in GME. The ACGME Blog will feature interviews and more information about this year’s exceptional awardees in the coming months leading up to the Annual Educational Conference.
The nomination period for the 2025 ACGME Awards will open in January 2024. Learn more about the ACGME Awards program on the ACGME website.