Psychiatric Education Award
- Awarded to a psychiatric educator to honor excellence in impactful psychiatric education that is further exemplified in an an outstanding educational project or program.
- The Award acknowledges innovative and exemplary psychiatric educators for their educational projects or programs—at the medical school, residency and faculty development levels, as well as for programs involved in educating non-psychiatrists and/or the general public about psychiatry.
This award, established in 1988, is given to a psychiatric educator to honor excellence in impactful psychiatric education that is further exemplified in an outstanding educational project or program. The award acknowledges innovative and exemplary psychiatric educators for their educational projects or programs—at the medical school, residency and faculty development levels, as well as for programs involved in educating non-psychiatrists and/or the general public about psychiatry.
The award winning designer of the selected program will receive a $500 honorarium. The winner will also be invited to give a 45-minute presentation, including Q&A, at the meeting. This presentation is held Saturday morning of the meeting.
Criteria for nomination for the AAP Psychiatric Education Award includes evidence of excellence in education that is exemplified in an outstanding education project as described below.
The nominee will be a psychiatric educator recognized for:
- innovation or leadership
- associate or full professor, chair, dean or equivalent level
- long-term, sustained impact in psychiatric education
- national and/or international reputation in psychiatric education
The nominee’s recognized education project or curriculum will be recognized for:
- balance between innovation and generalizability (e.g., portable or reasonable to “take home”)
- impact in psychiatric education (e.g., curricula used by many programs nationally)
- evaluation or outcome measures (e.g., satisfaction, change, or other)
Other requirements and information necessary for nomination include:
- Nominee (designer of the project/program) must be an AAP member
- Nominee’s name, title, institutional affiliation department’s name, address, phone, and email address
- Nominee’s curriculum vitae
- Project/program title with names of program director and key faculty, including department name, address, phone and fax numbers, and email address
- Project/program abstract (300 words maximum)
- Specific aims of the project/program (one paragraph)
- Background and project/program development (one page)
- Program description (one—two pages)
- Documentation of program evaluation and effectiveness (one page)
- Letter from the nominee’s department chair (or his/her designate) detailing a sustained body of work involving educational endeavors, techniques, or innovations as well as education/administrative duties at the local, national and international levels
- At least one additional letter of support from other faculty, residents, students, or CME program coordinators is required, but no more than four (4) will be accepted.
Deadline for submission: April 1, 2019
Electronic submission required: PsychEd_info@academicpsychiatry.org. All materials must be included in a single email submission.
For additional inquiries, contact Suzanne Murray, MD, Awards Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.