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Applications for the 2023 Program Director Recognition Awards will be accepted from September 28, 2022 - November 30, 2022

The Board of Directors of the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors (AFMRD) is pleased to offer the Program Director Recognition Award. This award was established to recognize the achievements of program directors in light of their unique roles, responsibilities, and challenges. Program Directors will be asked to complete an application form confirming their eligibility for the award. 

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The award provides for the following:

  • An evaluation of a program director’s accomplishments based upon criteria established external to his or her program.
  • A tangible product of recognition to demonstrate the achievements of program directors.
  • A mechanism to validate the accomplishments upon which the recognition is based.
  • A structure appropriate for future use by program directors to plan their personal and professional development objectives.

The AFMRD Board has identified the following parameters to categorize the accomplishments of program directors:

  • Tenure. Continuity in the position of program director, program accreditation status, and active membership in the AFMRD and the AAFP.
  • Training. Attendance at workshops such as the Residency Leadership Summit (RLS) and the STFM Annual Meeting.
  • Performance: 

º Scholarly Activity
º Peer Development
º Professional Development and Recognition
º Service to Family Medicine Organizations

  • Advocacy. Contact with state and federal legislators to support the priorities of family medicine.

The award program consists of three levels (bronze, silver, and gold), based on the completion of increasingly substantial accomplishments in each category. Self-nominations only, please.