Forrest D. McCoig Career Achievement Award

Criteria for Nomination

This award recognizes a leader with a record of significant contributions to emergency medicine, resulting in noteworthy impact on the profession.  The nominee must be a VACEP member

Nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • Active member of VACEP
  • Outstanding work and professional activities at least seven years towards emergency medicine in the state of Virginia
  • The attributes exemplified should include, but not be limited to, inspiration, innovation, dedication, administration and outstanding clinical care.
  • A proven record of noteworthy, sustained, contributions to emergency medicine.

Any member of the Virginia College of Emergency Physicians (VACEP) may nominate himself/herself or another member for this award. The leadership team of any hospital or treatment facility may nominate a VACEP member for this award. Previous recipients of an VACEP Career Achievement Award are not eligible for this award.

Annual call for nominees: September 1

Deadline for nominations: November 1

Selection and presentation

The application form should be filled out and submitted to bob@vacep.org. The Forrest S. McCoig Career Achievement Award winner is selected by a majority vote of awards committee members, the chair vote deciding in a tie situation. The committee’s decision requires VACEP Board approval. The award winner is announced in December. The decision of the board is final, and the board reserves the right to make no award if there are no nominees of sufficient merit.  The award is presented at the VACEP Annual Conference.


See Previous Career Achievement Award Winners

John P. McDade Research Award  

Criteria for Nomination  

This McDade award is bestowed for exemplary and outstanding research in the field of emergency medical care.   The three categories and eligibility are as follows:

Residency: Any resident in an approved Emergency Medicine residency program in the Commonwealth of Virginia who is a member of VACEP.

Post-Graduate: Any licensed physician within the Commonwealth of Virginia who is a member of VACEP.

Non-Physician:  Any non-resident or licensed physician in the Commonwealth who has an interest in emergency medicine research.

An abstract should be submitted with a total character count excluding the words “Background, Methods, Results, Conclusions” of 2050 characters not including spaces.

Annual call for nominees: September

Deadline for nominations: January 13

Selection and presentation

The application form should be filled out and submitted to bob@vacep.org. The John P. McDade Research Award winner is selected by a majority vote of awards committee members, the chair vote deciding in a tie situation. The committee’s decision requires VACEP Board approval.  The award winner is announced in December. The decision of the board is final, and the board reserves the right to make no award if there are no nominees of sufficient merit.  The award is presented at the VACEP Annual Conference.


Previous McDade Award Winners

Medical Director Award

Criteria for Nomination  

The VACEP Medical Director Award is to honor a medical director who demonstrates collaborative relationships with nursing and ancillary departments to implement and improve operational and clinical standards based on evidence-based practice. The nominee must demonstrate significant contributions to the department in the following categories:

  • Quality Patient Care
  • Operational Effectiveness
  • Education
  • Community Service
  • Collaboration with Nursing
  • Synergistic approach to leadership within the hospital or hospital system

Any member of the Virginia Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (VACEP) may nominate himself/herself or another member for this award. The leadership team of any hospital or treatment facility may nominate a VACEP member for this award. The nominee must be a VACEP member and must currently be a medical director in an emergency department. Previous recipients of the VACEP Medical Director Award are not eligible for this award.

Selection and presentation

The application form should be filled out and submitted to bob@vacep.org. The Medical Director award winner is selected by a majority vote of awards committee members, the chair vote deciding in a tie situation. The committee’s decision requires VACEP Board approval. The award winner is announced in December. The decision of the awards committee is final, and the awards committee reserves the right to make no award if there are no nominees of sufficient merit. The award is presented at the VACEP Annual Conference.


Rising Star Award

Criteria for Nomination 

The VACEP Rising Star Award is intended to honor the junior Emergency Medicine staff that most exemplifies excellence and dedication to service.  Similar in intent to sports-based “rising star” awards, the VACEP Rising Star Award is given annually to a standout young EM physician who displays exceptional service to the chapter and/or outstanding leadership in the profession.

Nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • Between one and five years out of Emergency Medicine Residency or Fellowship Training
  • Active member of VACEP
  • Outstanding work and professional activities.
  • Notable service to professional Emergency Medicine organizations (preferably VACEP).

Any member of the Virginia College of Emergency Physicians (VACEP) may nominate himself/herself or another member for this award using the VACEP Rising Star Award Nomination Form.  The leadership team of any hospital or treatment facility may also nominate someone for this award. Previous recipients of the VACEP Rising Star Award are not eligible for this award.

Selection and presentation

The application form should be filled out and submitted to bob@vacep.org. The Rising Star award winner is selected by a majority vote of awards committee members, the chair vote deciding in a tie situation. The committee’s decision requires VACEP Board approval. The award winner is announced in December. The decision of the awards committee is final, and the awards committee reserves the right to make no award if there are no nominees of sufficient merit. The award is presented at the VACEP Annual Conference.


Leadership & Advocacy Fellowship

About

The VACEP Leadership Development Fellowship is designed to develop and groom future emergency medicine leaders.  The fellowship combines elements of mentoring, with skills in organization, education, advocacy, and involvement.

The fellowship serves to provide both an orientation to organized medicine and leadership development to ensure our future emergency medicine leaders succeed.

Program Goals

– Develop leaders who are prepared for their leadership roles in terms of knowledge and experience.

– Provide orientation and skills to allow potential leaders to promote emergency medicine locally and nationally.

– Increase participation in VACEP activities and committees, developing long-term leadership for the organization

Criteria for Nomination 

The key components of the VACEP Leadership & Advocacy Fellowship include:

  • Providing leadership development through mentorship, VACEP Board of Directors participation, and advocacy-related projects.
  • Giving early career emergency physicians opportunities to participate in and lead state and national advocacy efforts on behalf of emergency physicians and their patients.
  • Establishing and developing relationships with state and national leaders in emergency medicine and health policy.

Any member of the Virginia Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (VACEP) may nominate himself/herself or another resident member for this award.

To be eligible for the Fellowship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Current member in good standing of VACEP;
  • Minimum of 3 years of membership in ACEP or EMRA;
  • Completed an emergency medicine residency within 10 years or will complete residency this year. Current final-year EM residents are eligible to apply (Fellowship would start after residency graduation).

The VACEP Leadership & Advocacy Fellow will attend and participate in the following:

Annual call for nominees: April

Deadline for nominations: May

Fellowship Curriculum

Over the course of their one-year fellowship, VACEP Advocacy & Leadership Fellows will participate.