Created in 1999, the AMSA/GLMA Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Health Achievement Award has showcased efforts in the advancement and inclusion of LGBT health issues throughout the health profession and patient care. Members can nominate multiple schools, groups, individuals, or other entities that have successfully advocated for acknowledgement or equality relating to LGBT health issues. Previous award winners have been commended for their impact on health education, patient care, or improving the environment for LGBT students.
The overarching goal of this award is provide national recognition to those contributing to the advancement of LGBT community as well as showcase their models of success at their institution. It is our hope that these advancements inspire and promote equal opportunities for all members of the LGBT community.
We hope you will join us at AMSA’s National Convention in Washington, DC, March 8-11, 2018 as we announce the winner/s of this award.
Any school, group or individual who has achieved exemplary success in advocating for the inclusion and advancement of LGBT issues.
Nomination & Selection Process
- Nominations close on December 3, 2017.
- AMSA or GLMA members can submit nominations through the online nominations form.
- You may nominate more than one school, group or individual.
- All nominations will be blinded prior to selection committee review.
- The selection committee will be comprised of both AMSA Leaders and GLMA Board Members.
Award recipients are selected for:
- Demonstrated positive impact on health education, patient care, and/or environment for LGBT students, faculty and patients within institutions and beyond;
- Innovative means by which goals are achieved and success is sustained; and
- How any barriers encountered while advocating for the inclusion and advancement of LGBT health issues within their institutions and beyond are overcome.
Presentation & Award
- Awards will be presented at the 2018 AMSA National Convention in Washington, DC and at the Annual GLMA Conference (date TBD).
- Award recipients will be presented with a plaque.
- Award recipients will receive one complimentary registration to the AMSA National Convention.
- Award recipients will be highlighted in The New Physician (TNP) and the GLMA Quarterly Report and have the opportunity to share the tools of their success with peers through the Gender & Sexuality Action Committee Resource Page.
- Contact Carol Clarke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Past Award Recipients
|2017||Nix Sitkin, Yale School of Medicine|
|2016||Southern California LGBT Health Conference|
|2015||The Equality Clinic of Augusta|
|2014||Sean Tai, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Virginia Campus|
|2013||Kristen Eckstrand from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine|
|2012||Bobby Kelly, MEd, Drexel University College of Medicine Class of 2012|
|2011||Neir Eshel and Michael Honigberg and the entire Harvard Medical School Kinsey Two Sixers LGBTQ and Ally Group|
|2010||University of Kentucky Health Occupation Professionals for Equality (UK HOPE)/University of Kentucky AMSA Chapter|
|2009||Brown University Medicine School|
|2008||Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California|
|2007||Jessica Wang and UMASS Faculty Advisor Emily Ferrara, University of Massachusetts Medical School|
|2006||Association of Gay, Lesbian, and Ally Medical Students and AMSA Chapter at the UMDNJ, RWJ|
|2005||Univ of Michigan Medical School, Bisexuals, Gays, Lesbians and Allies in Medicine|
|2004||Medical College of Georgia Lambda Alliance|
|2003||Univ of Southern California SOM, MedGLO news|
|2002||Albany Medical College, LGBTPM|
|2001||University of Pennsylvania SOM, SOMA & LGBPM|
|2000||New York University SOM, Peter Chien, Jr.|