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    Group on Regional Medical Campuses Star Awards

    The Group on Regional Medical Campuses (GRMC) Star of Educational Innovation and Star of Community Achievement Awards recognize the significant efforts of regional medical campuses to development programs that help students and strengthen ties with the communities they serve. All Awards are selected by the GRMC Steering Committee.

    The Star of Educational Innovation

    The Star of Educational Innovation is awarded to a Regional Medical Campus which has achieved a sustainable and measurable educational impact within the nominated student, resident, or faculty development program. Of particular interest to the GRMC are innovative education models which (1) provide value-added experiences to complement the medical curriculum and (2) utilize a research methodology to derive evidence-based standards for documenting benefits and impact. Strongest consideration will be given to those submissions where there is consistent positive impact for their program over time and where there may be reproducibility by other campuses.

    The Star of Community Achievement

    The Star of Community Achievement award goes to a campus that has developed a program which has positively impacted the community it serves. The GRMC is particularly interested in innovative educational and research programs which position the Regional Medical Campus to serve as a model for transformational change in either (1) improving the health status of its community or (2) achieving its social mission through collaboration with its community.

    GRMC Star Award Recipients
     

    2018

    The Star of Community Achievement
    Southeast Georgia Regional Campus at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
    For the creation of the Student Unit of the Medical Association of Georgia’s Medical Reserve Corps, designed to assist Georgia's Department of Public Health and FEMA as part of the state's medical disaster response team.
    Frances Purcell, PhD, Unit Commander – MAG MRC; Assistant Dean for Curriculum, Southeast Regional Campus of the Medical College of Georgia

    The Star of Educational Innovation
    University of Alabama at Birmingham-Huntsville
    For the Huntsville Rural Pre-medical Internship program -  a 7-week summer program emphasizing rural primary care medicine in Alabama.
    David Bramm, MD, Director, Rural Medicine Pipeline Programs
    William H. Coleman, MD, PhD, Director, Office for Family Health Education & Research
    Paula Clawson, Program Manager, Huntsville Rural Premedical Internship

    2017

    The Star of Community Achievement
    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Northwest Regional Campus
    For the student-led interprofessional care program at the North Street Clinic.
    Pearl A. McElfish, PhD, MBA, Associate Vice Chancellor, Northwest Arkansas Region and Director, Office of Community Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

    The Star of Educational Innovation
    University of Washington School of Medicine-Gonzaga University Regional Health Partnership
    For work ncorporating humanities into medical education to promote humanistic skills and professional conduct in physicians.
    Darryl Potyk, MD, FACP, Associate Dean for Eastern WA, University of Washington School of Medicine

    2016

    The Star of Educational Innovation
    Niagara Regional Campus of the Michael G. Degroote School of Medicine, McMaster University
    For promoting scholarship through development of a positive research culture.

    The Star of Community Achievement
    Montana Regional Campus of the University of Washington School of Medicine
    For promoting student involvement in quality improvement and research skill and development.

    2014

    The Star of Educational Innovation
    UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program
    "Joint Medical Program"
    Amin Azzam, M.D., M.A., Associate Clinical Professor, UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program

    The Star of Community Achievement
    University of Louisville School of Medicine, Trover Campus
    "Rural Community-Academic Partnership, Rural Medicine Accelerated Track"
    William J. Crump, M.D., Associate Dean, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Trover Campus

    2013

    The Star of Educational Innovation
    University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine
    "Yankton Ambulatory Program"
    Lori A. Hansen, M.D., Avera Sacred Heart Yankton Campus Dean

    The Star of Community Achievement
    Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University
    "Community Health Program
    Barbara L. Schuster, M.D., M.S., Campus Dean, Georgia Regents University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership

    The Star of Community Achievement
    University of Washington, School of Medicine
    "Targeted Rural Underserved Student Track (TRUST)"
    John McCarthy, M.D., Assistant Dean, Regional Affairs – Eastern/Central Washington
    Jay Erickson, M.D., Assistant Dean, Regional Affairs – Montana

    2012

    The Star of Educational Innovation
    The Florida State University College of Medicine
    "Humanizing the Legal Risk Management Education of Medical Students: A Collaborative Project of Central and Regional Medical Campuses"
    Dennis Baker, Ph.D., M.Ed., Associate Dean for Faculty Development
    Gregory Turner, Ed.D., M.B.A., M.P.H., Assistant Dean of Faculty Development
    Marshall Kapp, J.D., M.P.H., Director, Florida State University Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine & Law

    The Star of Community Achievement
    Université de Moncton
    "Centre de formation médicale du Nouveau-Brunswick"
    Aurel Schofield, M.D., Founding Director

    2011

    The Star of Educational Innovation
    West Virginia University School of Medicine
    "Family Medicine Rural Scholars Program"
    C.H. Mitch Jacques, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Vice President and Dean, Eastern Division

    The Star of Community Achievement
    University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Regional Academic Health Center
    "The South Texas Environmental Education and Research (STEER) Program"
    Leonel Vela, M.D., M.P.H., Regional Dean and Professor