The purpose of this award is to recognize an SGIM member from each region who has shown a commitment to advocacy and efforts towards improving DEI in academic general internal medicine. This includes recognition of those who have devoted time and energy toward increasing awareness of injustices against historically marginalized groups of people, such as underrepresented minorities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and those from different cultural backgrounds, and advocated for changes within academic medicine or society at large.

This award can be conferred for a variety of achievements, including:

  1. Advocacy efforts and actions to support the advancement of underrepresented minorities or those from disadvantaged backgrounds in academic medicine, particularly in GIM
  2. Advocacy efforts and actions taken toward reducing health disparities in the awardee’s community, whether it’s at the institutional, city, state, or national level.
  3. Mentorship to help guide student learners, residents, fellows, and junior faculty from underrepresented backgrounds that advanced their professionalism and training in academic medicine
  4. Actions taken or areas with leadership to increase social accountability and ethical medical care and decrease health disparities through the education and expanded understanding of diverse and underrepresented populations, including patients, physicians, healthcare professionals, residents, students, and the public.

Criteria for Selection:

  • Must be an active member of SGIM at the regional level
  • Nominee’s CV
  • Formal nomination letter of two pages or less, expanding on the nominee’s CV, specifically success in DEI work, and detailing their qualifications

Submission Deadline

August 23, 2024