Recognition: Program Coordinator Excellence Award

Program Coordinator Excellence Award

The Annual Program Coordinator Excellence Award honors and recognizes significant contributions to graduate medical education.

Graduate Medical Education (GME) Program Coordinators are vital members of the GME enterprise.   Their management of GME programs, particularly their investment in innovation and process improvement, is important to our overall success. In recognition of our Program Coordinators, the GME Office has established the Annual Program Coordinator Excellence Award to honor and recognize significant contributions by these individuals to Graduate Medical Education at the University of Minnesota. We are pleased to be able to acknowledge this distinguished achievement.

 

AY 2016/2017 Recipient of the Program Coordinator Excellence Award

Rossi and John

Pictured: Associate Dean for GME John Andrews and Rossi Cannon

Rossi Cannon

Rossi Cannon, Program Administrator for the North Memorial Hospital Family Medicine, is the recipient of the 2017 University of Minnesota Program Coordinator Excellence Award. Rossi has developed technological solutions to issues facing her program, including a program intranet to facilitate dissemination of important information and a Qualtrics-based patient encounter tracker. She has shared these and other tools with her family medicine program coordinator group as well as with a broader audience through the annual MMCGME Coordinator Conference. We are pleased to acknowledge her innovative and collaborative approach through this well-deserved recognition. Congratulations, Rossi! 

AY 2015/2016 Recipient of the Program Coordinator Excellence Award

AY 2015/2016 Recipient of the Program Coordinator Excellence Award

Amy and John

Amy Gaug

Amy Gaug was the recipient of the 2015/2016 University of Minnesota GME Program Coordinator Excellence Award. Ms. Gaug is the Senior Residency Program Administrator in the Department of Pediatrics.

This prestigious award was presented to Ms. Gaug at the GME Coordinator Meeting on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. We appreciate Ms. Gaug’s dedication to operational excellence and her accomplishments broadening the reach of her program both locally and nationally. Please join us in congratulating Ms. Gaug on this tremendous achievement.

AY 2014/2015 Recipient of the Program Coordinator Excellence Award

AY 2014/2015 Recipient of the Program Coordinator Excellence Award

Jen and John

Jennifer Janacek

Jennifer Janacek was the recipient of the 2014/2015 University of Minnesota GME Program Coordinator Excellence Award.  This prestigious award was presented to Ms. Janacek at GME Grand Rounds on June 2, 2015.  Ms. Janacek has been in the Department of Psychiatry for ten years and has been a GME program coordinator since 2011. 

We appreciate Ms. Janacek's dedication to operational excellence and her accomplishments towards broadening the reach of her program both locally and nationally. Please join us in congratulating Ms. Janacek on this tremendous achievement. 

AY 2013/2014 Recipient of the Program Coordinator Excellence Award

AY 2013/2014 Recipient of the Program Coordinator Excellence Award

Betsy and John

Betsy Wehrwein

This prestigious award was presented to Ms. Wehrwein at GME Grand Rounds on June 10, 2014.  Ms. Wehrwein has been the Orthopaedic Surgery Coordinator since 2008.

Award annoucement

The 2017/2018 nomination process opened on: December 12, 2017.

Nomination timeline

  • December 12, 2017: Nomination window opens.
  • March 2, 2018: Nomination deadline – Please complete all requirements listed in the nomination packet and email as a PDF to Carol Sundberg at gme@umn.edu.
  • June 12, 2018:  Recipient announced and award presented at the June 12, 2018 Coordinator Meeting.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria for the Program Coordinator Excellence Award

Eligibility and Selection Criteria for the Program Coordinator Excellence Award

Eligibility criteria

Nominees must meet these eligibility criteria:

  • The candidate will have served as the Program Coordinator of record for a University of Minnesota GME program for at least three years.  The experience need not be three consecutive years nor with the same program.
  • The candidate must coordinate at least one accredited (ACGME or other governing board) program.
  • Previous recipients are again eligible 3 years after receiving the award.

Selection criteria

The nomination letter must document examples of how the nominee meets at least two of the three criteria listed below:

  • In support of operational excellence the nominee achieved efficiencies or increased effectiveness through implementation of new processes or technology.
  • The nominee broadened the reach of the program by engaging with the GME community beyond their own program through presentations on GME-related topics at local, regional, or national meetings.
  • The nominee contributed to GME administrative service operations beyond their own program through participation on GME-related committees or workgroups including but not limited to the MMCGME Coordinator Conference Planning Committee, Education Manager work groups or specialty professional associations.