The ACCME is grateful for the contributions of its many volunteers to the accreditation process and the maintenance of excellence in the accreditation system.

To show its gratitude, and recognize those volunteers that exhibit exemplary service, ACCME periodically grants the following awards:

The ACCME is only successful in its mission because of its dedicated volunteers (Board members, committee members, surveyors), partners in accreditation (the Recognized Accreditors), and accredited providers. Each year, the Board of Directors has the privilege of honoring ACCME volunteers and paying special tribute to those who have demonstrated exemplary and long-term service to the ACCME. 

2017 Completion of Service Awards

Board of Directors
Todd Dorman, MD
David Pieper, PhD
Adela Valdez, MD, MBA

Accreditation Review Committee
Stuart Abramson, MD, PhD
Gary Clark, MD, MMM
Warren Evins, MD, PhD
Chris Palmer, MD

Committee for Review and Recognition
Karen Hutchinson, MD
Thomas Miller, MD, MPH
Stephen Vernon, MD

2017 Surveyor Achievement Awards

25 Surveys
Nanette Bahlinger, MTS
Rani Gereige, MD, MPH
Carole Kolber, PhD
Kolette Massy, MEd
Darlene Oliver, BA
Beth Sartore, BS
Lawrence Sherman
Sarah Shimer, MPH

50 Surveys
Edwin Dellert, RN, MBA
Robert Fore, EdD

100 Surveys
Elizabeth Murphy, EdD, RN

Purpose

The purpose of the Rutledge W. Howard awards is to recognize individual and organizational accomplishments in the intrastate accreditation system. The awards are named for Dr. Rutledge W. Howard who worked with every state, the District of Columbia, and four territories in developing a system for accreditation of intrastate providers of continuing medical education.

Recipients

There are two categories to the award. The first category recognizes unique or outstanding work done by intrastate accreditors in collaboration with their providers. The second category serves to commend individuals for their outstanding service to the intrastate accreditation system. Awards in either or both categories are not always awarded every year. Recognition consists of a certificate and/or plaque, as well as reimbursement for travel expenses to accept the award.

Past Winners

2016
Patrick Sweeney, MD, PhD (individual category)
Washington State Medical Association (accreditor category)

2015
Henry Tulgan, MD (individual category)
Indiana State Medical Association (accreditor category)

2014
Ronald Johnson, MD (individual category)
Medical Association of the State of Alabama (accreditor category)

2013
Kong Meng Tan, MD (individual category)

2012
Melvin I. Freeman, MD (individual category)

2011
Timothy Holder, MD (individual category)

2010
James Liljestrand, MD, MPH (individual category)
Pennsylvania Medical Society (accreditor category)

2007
Carol S. Havens, MD (individual category)
Oklahoma State Medical Society (accreditor category)

2006
Jane Phillip (individual category)

2005
Florida Medical Association (accreditor category)

2004
Dean Bordeaux, MD, MAEd (individual category)
Louisiana State Medical Society (accreditor category)

2003
Richard Ashby, MD (individual category)

2002
Jeanette Harmon, MBA (individual category)
Illinois State Medical Society (accreditor category)

2000
Texas Medical Association (accreditor category)

1999
Massachusetts Medical Society (organizational award)
Minnesota Medical Association (organizational award)

1998
Washington State Medical Association (organizational award)

1997
Arizona Medical Association (organizational award)
Medical & Chirurgical Faculty of State of Maryland (organizational award)
Puerto Rico Medical Association (organizational award)
  

Purpose

The Robert Raszkowski, MD, PhD ACCME Hero Award recognizes volunteers who have provided exemplary and long-term service to the ACCME, through service on the Board, the Accreditation Review Committee, the Committee for Review and Recognition, the Monitoring Committee, and as volunteer surveyors. The award is named for the late Robert Raszkowski, MD, PhD, a long-time, dedicated ACCME volunteer.

Recipients

Recipients of this award are a distinguished group of volunteers whose contributions exemplify Dr. Raszkowski’s spirit of volunteerism. Their extraordinary commitment and generosity of time and expertise enable the ACCME to fulfill its mission of setting standards for quality medical education and assuring that accredited providers meet those standards.

Past Winners

2015
Murray Kopelow, MD, MS(Comm), FRCPC
Michael Romano, MD, MHA

2012
Jerilyn Glass, MD, PhD
Carol S. Havens, MD
Timothy W. Holder, MD
John R. Kues, PhD
Kim Edward LeBlanc, MD, PhD
James Liljestrand, MD, MPH
Sandra Norris, MBA
David Pieper, PhD
Harold J. Sauer, MD
Stephen E. Willis, MD

2011
Alejandro Aparicio, MD
Stuart C. Gilman, MD, MPH
Clifford Gevirtz, MD, MPH
D. Theresa Kanya, MBA

2010
William W. Greaves, MD, MSPH
Karen E. Heiser, PhD

2009
George Mejicano, MD, MS
Ronald Murray, EdD
J. Brian O’Toole, PhD
David Swee, MD

2008
Stephen S. Biddle, MEd
Marcia J. Jackson, PhD
Jack Dolcourt, MD, MEd

2007
Errol Alden, MD
Richard Ashby, MD
Jann Torrance Balmer, RN, PhD
Barbara E. Barnes, MD
Arnold J. Berry, MD, MPH
Dean R. Bordeaux, MD, MAEd
Stanley M. Bugaieski, MD
Linda Casebeer, PhD
Ellen M. Cosgrove, MD
Howard Dworkin, MD
Melvin Freeman, MD
Harry A. Gallis, MD
Jerry Hammon, MD
James E. Hartfield, MD
Marten O. Hotvedt, PhD
John Jurica, MD, MPH
Robert E. Kristofco, MSW
Brian W. Little, MD, PhD
J. David Marler, Jr., PhD
Albert May, MD
Howard McQuarrie, MD
Steven E. Minnick, MD, MBA
Don Moore, PhD
Robert C. Moravec, MD
Elizabeth Murphy, EdD, RN
Donald Pochyly, MD, MSEd
George Porter, MD
Robert Pyatt, MD
Robert C. Rock, MD
Deborah Sutherland, PhD
Patrick Sweeney, MD, PhD
K. M. Tan, MD
Henry Tulgan, MD