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Resident and Fellow Quality Improvement Project Award


The AAD is offering financial support to resident- and fellow-physicians engaged in quality improvement projects that help meet requirements for ACGME accreditation.  

Receive up to $2,500 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.

The award is now closed.

  • Timeline
  • Eligibility
  • Award review criteria
  • June 2019: Application opens

    August 2019: Application deadline

    December 2019: Awardees selected

    March 2020: Awardees present project at AAD Annual Meeting

    May 2020: Progress report due

    The following are the application criteria:

    • 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

    AAD Resident and Fellow Quality Improvement Project Awards are open to AAD member residents in an accredited dermatology residency in the US or Canada. Previous winners of this award are not eligible to apply.

    All candidates will receive a score of 0-5 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

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