AIM Awards


List and Description of AIM Awards
Presented at the AIM Annual Meeting in the Spring of Each Year

List of Awards


 
 

DOUG CERF EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS AWARD

Background:

Doug Cerf Executive Director’s Award named in memory of Douglas Nelson Cerf (1947-1994), former Executive Director of the Arizona State Board of Medical Examiners. Doug served the Arizona Board from 1977, first as Associate Executive Director and then as Executive Director until his retirement in 1994. He earned his B.A. and M.P.A. from the University of Arizona. Doug was a founding member and Past President (1988-1989) of AIM. He also served two terms on the Federation of State Medical Boards Board of Directors.

Criteria:

May be presented annually to an individual in recognition of outstanding contributions on a national or state basis to improve the quality of standards for medical practice in the United States and territories.

Guidelines and criteria for the Doug Cerf Executives Award include the following:

  1. The improvement in recipient’s state operation, e.g., budget, statutes etc.
  2. The contribution to the betterment of the Federation of State Medical Boards or similar organizations designed to enhance the standards of medical practice
  3. The willingness and efforts made to share information that can be utilized by other state licensing boards
  4. Other special considerations of an outstanding nature.

 
 

GEORGE S. PALMER, MD AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE

Background:

George S. Palmer, MD, Award for Excellence named for Dr. George S. Palmer, Past President of the Federation of State Medical Boards (1979-1980, Florida), who appointed the first Executive Director to the Federation Board of Directors.

Criteria:

May be presented annually to a member of Administrators in Medicine (AIM) in recognition of outstanding contributions on a national or regional basis; such contributions being dedicated toward the improvement of standards for medical licensure and disciplinary procedures thereby providing a significant service to other states.

Guidelines and criteria for the George S. Palmer, MD, Award for Excellence include the following

  1. The significance of the project or service to state licensing operations.
  2. The time, effort and resources utilized in completing the project or service.
  3. Dissemination of the project or service.
  4. Other special considerations of an outstanding nature.

 
 

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARDS

Background:

Instituted in 2003 - replaced Lifetime Service Award - for Board Executives who have given lifetime service to their Boards.


 
 

RONALD K. WILLIAMSON MEMORIAL AWARD FOR BOARD INVESTIGATORS

Recognizing Excellence in the Public Protection Work of Board Investigators

Background:

Ronald K. Williamson Memorial Award for Board Investigators named in memory of Ron Williamson, Outstanding Senior Investigator at the Vermont Board of Medical Practice.

Criteria:

May be presented annually to members of the Administrators in Medicine (AIM) in recognition of those who have demonstrated outstanding investigative work and dedication to improving investigative techniques and thus improving complaint-handling services for the public.


 
 

AIM BEST OF BOARDS AWARDS - INSTITUTED 1998

Note: This Award is reviewed by a separate committee

Background:

AIM Best of the Boards Award: Awarded for a submission by a state medical or osteopathic board that demonstrates an outstanding best practice or program or an innovative model. AIM has a three person Committee for the selection of this award.

The Purpose:

The AIM Best of Boards Award Honors Best Practices: State Medical and Osteopathic Board Executives and staff are always seeking new and better ways to do their jobs. The problem is that few people outside of the Board ever know about these good ideas. The AIM Best of Boards Award provides Boards with the opportunity to share the benefit of their accomplishments with other Boards and to receive recognition for their hard work.

Categories:

Boards are encouraged to submit one or more entries in any of the following categories:

  1. Legislation/Rules;
  2. Outreach or Education;
  3. Policies, Procedures or Guidelines;
  4. Product (e.g., a brochure, manual, etc.);
  5. Technological Improvement.

Criteria:

The Committee makes its decision based on the following criteria:

  1. Support for Board’s mission to protect the public;
  2. Education of the public and practitioners;
  3. Demonstration of partnership approach to problem-solving;
  4. Benefit to multiple Boards;
  5. Increased efficiency of Board operation.

 
 

JOHN ULWELLING SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD

This award was renamed in 2009 in Memoriam: Named in Honor of AIM Past President and Founding Member John Ulwelling