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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.

Nomination Information

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

A nomination packet must include:

  • A completed nomination form.
  • 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).

Nomination Information

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

A nomination packet must include:

  • A completed nomination form.
  • 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).

Nomination Information 

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

  • A completed nomination form.
  • 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:

  • A completed nomination form.
  • 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.

2019 APDIM Awards

Distinguished Medical Educator Award Recipients: Stephanie A. Call, MD

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The 2019 APDIM Distinguished Medical Educator Award recipient is Stephanie A. Call, MD. The APDIM Distinguished Medical Educator Award recognizes an individual or a team for outstanding contributions to the field of graduate medical education. The award is presented annually at Academic Internal Medicine Week.

Dr. Call’s nominators cited “The Distinguished Medical Educator Award recognizes extraordinary accomplishment in all aspects of education and describes Dr. Call’s contributions perfectly.” She is described as “an innovator in medical education and widely recognized for educational leadership.”

Dr. Call was awarded the ACGME Parker Palmer Courage to Teach Award in 2015. That same year, she was also invited to direct the American College of Physician’s Waxman Clinical Skills Conference in 2015. She has been an invited speaker to over 40 lectures throughout the country. According to her nominators, “Dr. Call has presented 35 workshops in at least 27 different national meetings, and 59 oral and poster presentations.”

Dr. Call is an active participant and leader of APDIM, having served on the APDIM Accreditation Committee, as vice chair of the Survey Task Force Committee, and on APDIM Council. She has led areas related to duty hours, clinical competency, and family leave act implications for residents.

Dr. Call is presently Program Director at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. She received her medical degree from University of Maryland, completed her residency, and served as chief medical resident at University of Alabama at Birmingham. She also completed a fellowship in general internal medicine at University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Program Administrator Service Award Recipient: Haylee Shacklock

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The 2019 APDIM Program Administrator Service Award recipient is Haylee Shacklock. 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 Academic Internal Medicine Week.

Ms. Shacklock is recognized for her outstanding leadership and excellence as program administrator for the Office of Medical Education in the Department of Medicine at University of Pittsburg Medical Center. She started in the organization as the recruitment coordinator for the residency program in 2010 and was promoted to the program administrator position after two years. Her nominators cited, “She completely revamped our recruitment process within her first few months on the job and organized over 1000 faculty interviews which led to the strongest residency match in the history of our training program.”

Ms. Shacklock was honored with the UPMC Award for Commitment and Excellence in Service and she, along with her education team, was named by UPMC as the Most Outstanding Team of 2016. Since joining APDIM in 1995, Ms. Shacklock has presented workshops, as well as mentoring others on presenting, at APDIM Conferences. According to her nominators, “Through presentations at both regional and national levels, Haylee has had a significant impact on administrators through her sharing of knowledge and by taking the opportunity to present with more junior administrators.”

Haylee Shacklock is currently the Administrative Director in the Department of Medicine at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.


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2019 Dema C. Daley Founders Award: Keith B. Armitage, MD, FACP

The 2019 APDIM Dema C. Daley Founders Award recipient is Keith B. Armitage, MD, FACP. The APDIM Dema C. Daley Founders Award honors a member of the internal medicine community recognized nationally as an educator, innovator, and leader whose contributions 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. The award is presented annually at Academic Internal Medicine Week.

Dr. Armitage is described as a “gifted educator, innovator, and leader whose many contributions have enriched not only APDIM and AAIM but also the larger community of graduate medical education.” He has been a member of APDIM since 1992 and is one of the organization’s key leaders. He served on APDIM Council for six years, including as president-elect, president, and past president from 2006-2009. Dr. Armitage also served on the APDIM Program Planning Committee as vice chair, as well as the APDIM Nominating Committee, and the APDIM Senior Advisory Committee. His nominators stated, “Keith’s frequent participation in national APDIM meetings has strengthened our academic mission and the continuing education of our members.”

In addition to many other awards, Dr. Armitage received the ACGME Parker Palmer “Courage to Teach” Award after only ten years as a program director. More recently he received the Case Western Reserve Department of Medicine Master Clinician Educator Award in 2015 and the Laureate Award from the Ohio American College of Physicians in 2017.

Dr. Armitage is presently the Program Director and Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Armitage received his undergraduate degree from University of Kansas, his medical degree at University of Colorado School of Medicine, and completed his internship, residency, and chief resident year in internal medicine at University Hospitals of Cleveland. He also completed an infectious diseases fellowship at University Hospitals of Cleveland.

APDIM Award Recipients

Awards Nominations

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