Resident Quality Improvement Award
The AAD is offering financial support to residents engaged in quality improvement projects that help meet requirements for ACGME accreditation.
Receive up to $2,000 and recognition for the valuable work that is a required part of today’s training. Funds can help cover expenses of data collection, materials and supplies, and even travel to the AAD Annual Meeting for a presentation.
Selected applicants will be invited to reveal their quality improvement projects at the AAD Annual Meeting.
June 14, 2021: Application opens
August 27, 2021: Application deadline
December 2021: Awardees selected
March 2022: Awardees present project at AAD Annual Meeting
May 2022: Progress report due
All applications will be assessed on each of the following categories:
Engages an improvement team
Focuses on systems-based challenges and seeks to implement system changes
Uses quality improvement frameworks, tools, and methodologies
Has a strong focus on measurable improvement
Is likely to achieve the project aim
Involves diversity, equity, and/or inclusion efforts
AAD Resident Quality Improvement Awards are open to AAD member residents in an accredited dermatology residency in the U.S. or Canada. Previous winners of this award are not eligible to apply.
All candidates will be assessed in each of the following categories:
Strength of project design and knowledge of problem area
Adequate plan and strategy
Perceived impact on quality or safety
Perceived novel or innovative approaches, tools, or technologies
Strength of faculty sponsorship
Likely to achieve project aim
Sungat Kaur Grewal, MD
Connie Shi, MD
Kevin Chao, MD
Marie Donaldson, MD
Paul Wirth, MD
Priscilla Kojder, MD