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National Awards for Nomination

  Special Achievement Awards

  • Herbert W. Nickens Award 
    Recognition of outstanding achievements in promoting minority health and minority representation in medicine.

Individual Achievement Awards

  • Frederick L. Brancati Mentorship and Leadership Award
    Recognition of junior faculty who inspire their trainees to pursue academic GIM, and support for a trainee who aspires to become a leader in the transformation of health care through innovations in research, education, and practice. 
  • ACLGIM Leadership Award
    Awarded to new faculty appointees to recognize skills in leadership in areas of academic medicine, including clinical, educational, research or administrative efforts.

Career Achievement Awards

  • Career Achievements in Medical Education
  • Awarded to an outstanding clinician-educator whose lifetime contributions have profoundly advanced, and had widespread impact on the art and science of medicine and medical education.

Clinical Achievement Awards

  • Quality and Practice Innovation Award
  • General internists and their organization that have successfully developed and implemented innovative role model systems of practice improvement in ambulatory and/or inpatient clinical practice. 

Important Dates 

October 11, 2019

Award nominations open

December 20, 2019

Award nominations close

February 21, 2020
All award recipients are notified  

May 6-9, 2020

Award presentations and acknowledgements at the 2020 SGIM Annual Meeting



If you have any questions about the SGIM Awards program, please contact Erika Baker at or 202.887.5150.