Program coordinators face many challenges supporting the administration of a residency program including limited resources and both research and clinical missions that compete for time and resources with the education mission. This award is intended to acknowledge their essential function and recognize those whose creativity and innovation is crucial in ensuring the future of neurology.
Two (2) recipients will be selected annually and receive a certificate of recognition from the AAN.
- Applicants must be a current program coordinator with at least three years’ experience as a program coordinator. Coordinators may have many different titles (e.g., program administrator, residency coordinator, manager, assistant director). The title is often institution or program dependent. Generally, the role supports the physician residency program director, manages the day-to-day operations of the residency or fellowship program, and is actively involved in the critical functions of the program.
- Applicants are encouraged to be a member of and/or show participation in a Program Coordinator Association or work group. The program coordinator may actively participate at a national level in program coordinators’ association (e.g., TAGME, or other national meetings, at the annual ACGME Residency Coordinators Program), or local institutional graduate medical education committees. It is understood that not all program coordinators will have the resources to travel to national meetings.
- All applications will be considered equally regardless of gender or race/ethnicity
- Candidates can nominate themselves or be nominated
- Posthumous nominations will not be accepted
- A letter of interest (that addresses criteria for selection) that demonstrates the following:
o The applicant enhanced graduate medical education within their program
o The applicant promoted communication among coordinators, program directors, and residents/fellows
o The applicant can give an example of an important improvement for the residency/fellowship program
- Three letters of recommendation - one each from:
o DIO or chair
o Program director
o Current or recent resident(s)/fellow(s). If multiple residents/fellows, combine into one file to upload.
October 1, 2019 - October 31, 2019 (11:59 Central Daylight Time)
For more information, please contact Arianna Wegley at email@example.com
Senior Manager, Graduate Education
2019 Ann Chowdhury Johnson, BA, C-TAGME; Michelle R. Armstrong, M.A.Ed., C-TAGME
2018 Frances Clark, BS, C-TAGME; Silviya Eaton, MBA, MA, C-TAGME
2017 Terri Feist, BA, C-TAGME; Jennifer C. Rew MEd
2016 Mary Phelan, BS, C-TAGME; Julia Campbell, BA C-TAGME
2015 Kristin Stacy, C-TAGME, Notary; Clara Vigelette, AAS, C-TAGME
2014 Maggie Baker; Vanya Sagar, MPA, C-TAGME