Founded in 1876 and based in Washington, D.C., the Association of American Medical Colleges is a nonprofit association representing all hundred and forty-one accredited U.S. and seventeen accredited Canadian medical schools; nearly four hundred major teaching hospitals and health systems, including fifty-one Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers; and ninety academic and scientific societies. Through its many programs and services, AAMC strengthens the world's most advanced medical care by supporting the entire spectrum of education, research, and patient care activities conducted by its member institutions.
Sponsored by AAMC and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the David E. Rogers Award honors David E. Rogers, MD, a former president of the foundation and an exemplar of academic medicine's commitment to meeting the healthcare needs of the nation.
The annual $10,000 award recognizes a medical school faculty member who has made major contributions to improving the health and health care of the American people. Nominees will be evaluated on demonstrated evidence that their contributions have improved the health of society, shaped public policy, and helped encourage the medical profession and/or academic medical centers to experiment with a variety of educational and delivery modes in the service of important societal objectives.
Nominations may be made by any faculty or staff member of a medical school or teaching hospital or by any member of an academic society. The award is limited to an individual who has spent the majority of his or her career in academic medicine in the United States or Canada.
For complete program guidelines and nomination instructions, see the AAMC website.