The Vilcek-Gold Award for Humanism in Healthcare 2023 is currently accepting applications. The Vilcek Foundation and The Arnold P. Gold Foundation collaborated to launch the Vilcek-Gold Award for Humanism in Healthcare in 2019.
The Award seeks to honor a foreign-born person who has made a remarkable contribution to humanism in healthcare through their professional accomplishments in the US. The Vilcek Foundation receives its first accolade for humanism in healthcare with this recognition, while the Gold Foundation receives its first honor for humanism in support of immigrants.
Vilcek-Gold Award for Humanism in Healthcare Award
- The 2023 award includes a commemorative heart-shaped trophy, an unrestricted cash award of $10,000, and an invitation to present at the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Learn Serve Lead annual meeting.
Vilcek-Gold Award for Humanism in Healthcare Eligibility
- Nominees must have been born outside of the United States and U.S. territories to non-American parents.
- Candidates must work professionally in healthcare, medicine, or public health, and their professional accomplishments should demonstrate their commitment to humanism and to making healthcare equitable and accessible.
- Nominees must be based in the United States and intend to continue in a career in medicine, healthcare, or public health in the United States. Eligible nominees must identify as one of the following:
- Naturalized citizen or permanent resident (green card holder) of the United States
- H-1B or O-1 visa holder
- E-4 visa holder with a valid Employment Authorization Document (EAD)
- Asylee or an asylum seeker with a valid Employment Authorization Document (EAD)
- Recipient of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
Vilcek-Gold Award for Humanism in Healthcare Selection Criteria
- Nominee has made significant contributions to humanism (including compassion, collaboration, and scientific excellence) in healthcare nationally or regionally in the United States; and has created lasting change in the administration or experience of healthcare beyond their immediate workspace.
- Nominee has a strong voice and visibly advocates for humanism in healthcare.
- Nominee demonstrates respect, sensitivity, and appreciation for the social, cultural and economic backgrounds of people.
- Nominee practices the values of diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism in their work.
- Nominee remains extensively involved and currently active in their work.
Vilcek-Gold Award for Humanism in Healthcare Nomination
Nominators are encouraged to alert their nominee of their intention to nominate them for a Vilcek-Gold Award for Humanism in Healthcare.
To complete a nomination, nominators will be required to:
- Answer short questions about their nominee
- Submit a copy of their selected nominee’s CV or resume
- Write two essays regarding the candidate describing how their work aligns with the mission and values of the Vilcek-Gold Award for Humanism in Healthcare
Deadline: January 31, 2023
For more information, visit Vilcek-Gold Award.
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