Excellence Through Diversity Award



This award recognizes the outstanding commitments and achievements of a PAEA member program that has made noteworthy contributions to promoting diversity in all elements of PA education.

CRITERIA

Nominees must demonstrate substantial contributions in all of the following areas:

  • Outreach to and recruitment from diverse and underserved populations
  • Training and educational experiences for faculty and students
  • Research and scholarship pertaining to diversity and the inclusion process
  • Leadership and advocacy related to diversity

REQUIREMENTS AND MATERIALS

NOMINATION LETTER

  • A nomination letter must describe and elaborate in detail upon how the award criteria were met

LETTER OF SUPPORT

  • A minimum of one letter of support must be sent and is expected to address the author’s first-hand knowledge of the program with relation to a minimum of one of the award criteria

PROGRAM DIRECTOR LETTER SUBMISSION

  • One of the two required letters, either the nomination letter or the letter of support, must be submitted by the program director

PROGRAM ACCREDITATION

  • The program must have been accredited for the five years preceding its nomination
NOMINATE NOW

RECOGNITION

  • Complimentary 2017 PAEA Education Forum registration for one representative of the program
  • Crystal plaque
  • Check for $500
  • Recognition at the Education Forum Award Ceremony

PREVIOUS RECIPIENTS

  • 2016 – University of Oklahoma, Tulsa
  • 2015 – University of Southern California Primary Care PA Program
  • 2014 – Duke University PA Program
  • 2013 – University of South Alabama
  • 2011 – University of Toledo PA Program
  • 2010 – John H. Stroger Jr., Hospital/Malcolm X College
  • 2008 – San Joaquin Valley College Primary Care PA Program
  • 2007 – University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • 2006 – University of Washington MEDEX Northwest
  • 2005 – University of Texas Pan American
  • 2004 – SUNY Downstate Medical Center
  • 2003 – Native American Track, Arizona School of Health Sciences