GME Training Program Administrator Award of Excellence

2019 information is coming soon!

This award recognizes a training program administrator who exhibits superb skills in the management of a residency or fellowship training program and contributes in a positive way to the learning environment of residents and fellows.


Nominees responsible for the management of a residency or fellowship training program sponsored by the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences are eligible.

Award Criteria

  1. Extraordinary program management in all areas of GME (accreditation, human resources, finance, education and electronic Resident Management System);
  2. Possesses exceptional written, verbal, digital, problem-solving and organizational skills;
  3. Demonstrates compassion, integrity and a commitment to improve performance; 
  4. Is currently involved in a process improvement project;
  5. Demonstration of collaborative spirit; role model to other TPAs;
  6. Makes positive contributions to UB Graduate Medical Education through participation on local, regional or national committees, work groups and presentations in support of peer to peer education.


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 Training Program Administrator Award of Excellence”.

Submissions that do not cite examples of each of the items (1-6 noted above in the award criteria) will not be considered.

Required Nominations

One nomination is required from both:

  • program director
  • peer training program administrator

Additional Nominations

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

  • resident or fellow
  • 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.

Past 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