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Excellence in Medical Ethics Award

This award recognizes the original scholarship that SGIM members have done to advance medical ethics. It promotes and rewards outstanding contributions to the field of medical ethics, including not only traditional scholarship such as publication of research but also viewpoint articles, educational materials, popular writing, oral presentations, and efforts to influence health policy. Leadership roles in medical education or within healthcare institutions and excellence in mentorship will also be considered. This award encourages members of SGIM to incorporate ethics scholarship and leadership into their own work by highlighting outstanding individuals who have achieved success in these areas.

Who Should be Nominated?

  • Associate or full members of SGIM may be nominated
  • Members at all academic ranks are eligible

The ideal nominee for the award is an academic general internist who has made outstanding contributions to medical ethics at a local, regional, or national level. Nominees will be evaluated based on the quality, originality, breadth, and impact of their work in the field of medical ethics.

What Do I Need to Nominate?

  • A one or two-page letter of recommendation from a colleague (this can include a mentor), which includes a description of the nominee’s role and contributions to the field of medical ethics
  • One or two examples of the nominee’s work (e.g. presentation materials, course syllabus, manuscript, book chapter, video presentation, summary of evaluations from trainees and students)
  • A copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae

2023 Excellence in Medical Ethics Award Winner
Mary Catherine Beach, MD, MPH

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Important Dates 

October 6, 2023

Award nominations open

January 12, 2024

Award nominations close

March 13, 2024

All award recipients are notified  

May 15-18, 2024

Award presentations and acknowledgements at the 2024 SGIM Annual Meeting in Boston, MA

Past Recipients

2023 Mary Catherine Beach
2022 Mark Siegler