“Emergency Care for America's Heroes”

Awards

General Timeline:

Call for nominations: June 1

Applications due: Aug 1

Winners notified: 15 Sep

Awards presented: ACEP Scientific Assembly

Submit Nomination Forms to gsacep@aol.com


Excellence in Emergency Medicine Award

Criteria for Nomination  

Any member of the Government Services Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (GSACEP) may nominate himself/herself or another member for this award. The leadership team of any hospital or military treatment facility may nominate a GSACEP member for this award.  This award recognizes a leader with a record of significant contributions to military emergency medicine, resulting in  noteworthy impact on the profession.   The nominee must be a GSACEP member 

Nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • Active member of GSACEP
  • Outstanding work and professional activities.
  • A proven record of noteworthy, sustained, contributions to military emergency medicine.

Annual call for nominees: June

Deadline for nominations: 25Aug

Selection and presentation

The Excellence in Military Emergency Medicine award winner is selected by a majority vote of awards committee members, the chair vote deciding in a tie situation.   Awardees' are announced in the September timeframe.  The award is presented at the annual ACEP Scientific Assembly.

 

Medical Director Leadership Award

Criteria for Nomination  

Any member of the Government Services Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (GSACEP) may nominate himself/herself or another member for this award. The leadership team of any hospital or military treatment facility may nominate a GSACEP member for this award. The nominee must be a GSACEP member and must currently be in a leadership position in an emergency department. The nominee must demonstrate significant contributions to the department in the following categories: 

            • Quality Patient Care

            • Operational Effectiveness

            • Education

            • Community Service

            • Collaboration with Nursing

            • Synergistic approach to leadership within the hospital or hospital system

The nominee must demonstrate collaborative relationships with nursing and ancillary departments to implement and improve operational and clinical standards based on evidence-based practice. The nominee will create and sustain a high degree of patient satisfaction with emergency care delivery and will implement creative and innovative strategies to address emergency department throughput.

Annual call for nominees: June

Deadline for nominations: 25Aug

Selection and presentation

The Medical Director Leadership award winner is selected by a majority vote of awards committee members, the chair vote deciding in a tie situation.   Awardees' are announced in the September timeframe.  The award is presented at the annual ACEP Scientific Assembly.   

 

Rising Star Award

Criteria for Nomination 

The GSACEP Rising Star Award is intended to honor the junior Emergency Medicine staff that most exemplifies excellence and dedication to service.  Similar in intent to sports-based “rising star” awards, the GSACEP Rising Star Award is given annually to a standout young EM physician who displays exceptional service to the Government Services Section and/or outstanding leadership in the profession.  

Nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • Between one and five years out of Emergency Medicine Residency Training
  • Active member of GSACEP
  • Outstanding work and professional activities.
  • Notable service to professional Emergency Medicine organizations (preferably GSACEP).

Any member of the Government Services Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (GSACEP) may nominate himself/herself or another member for this award using the GSACEP Rising Star Award Nomination Form.  The leadership team of any hospital, military treatment facility, or military unit may also nominate someone for this award.  

Annual call for nominees: June

Deadline for nominations: 25Aug

Selection and presentation

The Rising Star award winner is selected by a majority vote of awards committee members, the chair vote deciding in a tie situation.  Awardees' are announced in the September timeframe.   The award is presented at the annual ACEP Scientific Assembly.   

 

USU Senior Student Award

Criteria for Nomination 

The GSACEP USU Senior Student Award is intended to honor the senior medical student that best demonstrates the qualities and attitude of an exemplary military Emergency Physician.  This is the resident you want working for you on the floor , the staff you can trust to bounce ideas off of, the doc commanders will go to in order to get things done, and one the patients and staff will look to for their knowledge, compassion and bedside manner. These candidates are future chief resident material.  This award is given annually.  Winners receive a certificate and free one year memberships to GSACEP, ACEP and EMRA.  

Nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • USUHS fourth year medical student in good standing.  
  • Outstanding work and professional activities.

Selection and Presentation 

The USU Senior Student Award winner is selected by the USU Military and Emergency Medicine staff near the end of each academic year and the award is presented at graduation ceremonies.    

 

Veterans Advocate Award

Criteria for Nomination  

Any member of the Government Services Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (GSACEP) may nominate himself/herself or another member for this award. The leadership team of any hospital or military treatment facility may nominate a GSACEP member for this award.  This award recognizes a GSACEP member that made significant contributions to the health, welfare and/or safety of our nation’s veterans.   

Nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • Active member of GSACEP 
  • Outstanding work and professional activities.
  • A record of noteworthy contributions benefiting veterans.

Annual call for nominees: June

Deadline for nominations: 25Aug

Selection and presentation

The Veterans Advocate award winner is selected by a majority vote of awards committee members, the chair vote deciding in a tie situation.   Awardees' are announced in the September timeframe.  The award is presented at the annual ACEP Scientific Assembly.   

 

Fellowships

Fellowship in Leadership Development

The GSACEP Leadership Development Fellowship is designed to develop and groom future military and federal emergency medicine leaders.  The fellowship combines elements of mentoring, with skills in organization, education, advocacy, and involvement.   

The fellowship serves to provide both an orientation to organized medicine and leadership development to ensure our future military and federal emergency medicine leaders succeed in the combined military and civilian organized medicine setting.  

Program Goals

- Develop leaders who are prepared for their leadership roles in terms of knowledge and experience.

- Provide orientation and skills to allow potential leaders to promote military and federal emergency medicine locally and nationally.

- Increase participation in GSACEP activities and committees, developing long-term leadership for the organization

Criteria for Nomination 

Nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • Active Resident in an accredited Emergency Medicine residency program or young faculty <5 years out of training.
  • Two years obligated service remaining in military or VA service.    
  • Active member of GSACEP 
  • Possess a  track record of outstanding work and participation in professional activities.
  • Commit to all elements of the GSACEP fellowship curriculum. 

Any member of the Government Services Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (GSACEP) may nominate himself/herself or another resident member for this award.  

Annual call for nominees: Jan

Deadline for nominations: 31 Jan

Fellowship Curriculum

Over the course of their one year fellowship, GSACEP Fellows will participate/contribute in the following ways:

  • With GSACEP leadership assistance, apply for membership on one ACEP committee of your choice.
  • Volunteer as a member of one GSACEP committee of your choice.
  • Participate in GSACEP Board of Directors conference calls and attend BOD meetings at conferences outlined below.
  • Write one article for the GSACEP Newsletter, "The EPIC".  
  • Act as alternate GSACEP Councillor for the annual ACEP Council Meeting.  (October timeframe)
    • requires attendance at ACEP Council Meeting (night prior to Council meeting and two nights of the meeting)
    • GSACEP provides 3 nights hotel and $150 per-diem to offset the cost.
  • Represent GSACEP at the ACEP annual Scientific Assembly. (October timeframe) 
    • Attend ACEP and GSACEP committee meetings as well as GSACEP Board of Directors Meeting.  
    • GSACEP provides 2 nights hotel and $100 per-diem to offset the cost.
  • Attend annual ACEP Leadership and Advocacy Conference. (Mar timeframe) 
    • GSACEP provides 3-4 nights hotel and $100 per-diem to offset the cost.

 

Grants

Resident Leadership & Advocacy Grant

The Government Services Chapter ACEP (GSACEP) offers scholarships for residents to attend the ACEP Leadership and Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C.  Residents will be able to meet with legislators from the state in which they currently reside, meet with GSACEP and ACEP leadership, and network with fellow residents and attending physicians.  Traditionally, residents are treated to a dinner with GSACEP Leaders and Members following the Opening Reception.  GSACEP will cover airfare, hotel and per diem for the length of the conference.

Annual call for nominees: November

Deadline for nominations: late January

Two or three winning residents will be notified mid-February.

 

Scientific Assembly Grant

The GSACEP Scientific Assembly Grant is intended to support GSACEP members in their academic pursuits, to encourage increased involvement in the Government Services Chapter and to cultivate future EM leaders.   Recipients receive free conference registration to ACEP Scientific Assembly (valued at $670 for staff physicians and $375 for residents).  Recipients are required to attend the GSACEP Board of Directors Meeting during the conference to receive recognition and foster familiarity with current EM issues important to the Government Services members.   

Annual call for nominees: June

Deadline for nominations: 29 Jul

Awardees' are announced in the Aug timeframe.