GME Training Program Administrator Award of Excellence

Information and deadlines for 2018 will be announced 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

  • Extraordinary program management in all areas of GME (accreditation, human resources, finance, education and E*System);
  • Possesses exceptional written, verbal, digital, problem-solving and organizational skills;
  • Demonstrates compassion, integrity and a commitment to improve performance; Is currently involved in a process improvement project;
  • Demonstration of collaborative spirit; role model to other TPAs;
  • 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Submissions that do not cite examples noted in the award criteria will not be considered.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.


  • March 15, 2017: Completed application packets are due to the office of Graduate Medical Education.
  • April 15, 2017: We notify award recipients.
  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017: Awards ceremony @ Program Directors’ Advisory Committee Meeting.


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

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