Doug Cerf Executive Directors Award
George S Palmer, MD Award for Excellence
Ronald K Williamson Memorial Award for Board Investigators
John Ulwelling Special Recognition Award
Distinguished Service Award
AIM Best of the Board Awards
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.
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:
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.
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:
Ronald K. Williamson Memorial Award for Board Investigators is named in memory of Ron Williamson, Outstanding Senior Investigator at the Vermont Board of Medical Practice. This award recognizes excellence in the public protection work of Board Investigators
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.
IN MEMORIAM: Named in Honor of AIM Past President and Founding Member John Ulwelling
Instituted in 2003, replacing the Lifetime Service Award. This award is for Board Executives who have given lifetime service to their Boards.
Instituted in 1998, these are 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 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.
The Committee makes its decision based on the following criteria: