2016 AMSA Award Recipients


Congratulations to all our award winners this year!

Presented Thursday, March 31

GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality and AMSA established the LGBT Health Achievement Award to recognize a medical school, student group, or individual student for exemplary achievement in advocating the inclusion of LGBT health issues or concerns within their medical school and medical centers.

Congratulations to this year’s recipient:

Southern California LGBT Health Conference

Presented Friday, April 1

The Women Leaders in Medicine Awards recognize women physicians and educators who are changing the face of medicine through their lives, their professions, or their teaching. These women deserve recognition for their accomplishments and dedication to fostering tomorrow’s women leaders in medicine.

Congratulations to this year’s recipients:

Wanda Flier, MD, MBA, FAAFP
Lauren S. Hughes, MD, MPH, MSc
Sujatha Prabhakaran, MD, MPH

Presented Friday, April 1

The James Slayton National Award for Leadership Excellence is named in honor of an exemplary former AMSA National President and AMSA Foundation President. It recognizes AMSA members whose exemplary achievement in leadership and management foster the development of exceptionally inspiring physician leaders.

Congratulations to this year’s recipient:

Smit Deliwala, St. James School of Medicine – St. Vincent

Presented Saturday, April 2

The Paul R. Wright Chapter Success Award recognizes chapters that support AMSA’s mission and are dedicated to inspiring future physician leaders, whether through local events, programming activities, leadership development initiatives, or calls for action.

Congratulations to this year’s recipients:

American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Texas A&M University
James Madison University

Presented Saturday, April 2

AMSA’s National Golden Apple Award for Teaching Excellence recognizes the contributions of a medical school professor who has made a significant impact on medical students’ education.

Congratulations to this year’s recipient:

Raghav Govindarajan, MD, University of Missouri School of Medicine