GME Program Director Award of Excellence

2019 information is coming soon!

This award recognizes one program director annually who best exemplifies qualities of a leader, effective educator, resident advocate and role model. 


Program directors of a University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences-sponsored accredited residency or fellowship program with three or more years of experience are eligible.

Award Criteria

The nominee should make outstanding contributions to UB Graduate Medical Education through local, regional or national participation and collaboration on committees, work groups and/or presentations in support of peer to peer education, exhibiting nominee’s leadership qualities.


A minimum of three narratives must be submitted.

Each nomination should address the award criteria, in 500 words or less, and provide details in support of the statement: “Why My Nominee Is Deserving of the GME Program Director Award of Excellence”.

Submissions that do not cite examples noted in the award criteria will not be considered.

Required Nominations

One nomination is required from both:

  • a resident or fellow
  • the training program administrator

Additional Nominations

Submit one additional nomination from any of these constituencies for a total of three:

  • department chair
  • division chief
  • dean
  • faculty member
  • UB-affiliated hospital leader

Funding Details

An award of $900 will be granted to an exemplary candidate restricted to registration at or travel to a national meeting.


  • Monday, April 2, 2018: Completed application packets are due to the office of Graduate Medical Education.
  • Tuesday, May 1, 2018: We notify award recipients.
  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018: Awards ceremony at Program Directors’ Advisory Committee Meeting.

Prior Recipients


If you have any questions or wish to submit your nomination directly via email, send them to:

Sharon M. Sullivan

Sharon M. Sullivan

Director, Operations & Project Management

Office of Graduate Medical Education

955 Main Street, Room 7210, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-6124; Fax: (716) 829-3999