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Lucille Fusaro Meinsler Program Administrator Award

Submission Deadline: September 20

NOTE: 2021 and 2022 winners were recognized at the virtual meetings for those years and will be invited to attend the 2023 Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.

AADPRT recognizes the outstanding skills that psychiatry residency and/or fellowship Program Administrators possess and utilize in the day-to-day management of a residency program. The winner of this award will have travel expenses covered to attend the AADPRT Annual Meeting (registration, three hotel nights, airfare) and be recognized for their important role in working in this field.

Eligibility requirements

  1. Five years experience as a psychiatry Program Administrator
  2. Attendance at one AADPRT meeting or other national or regional meeting in the past two years
  3. AADPRT member institutions in good standing may nominate one Program Administrator from each of their programs (i.e., general, child & adolescent, subspecialty)

Objective

To honor an outstanding Program Administrator who possesses outstanding leadership and interpersonal skills and who demonstrates innovative approaches in managing a psychiatry training program.

Nomination Must Include:

  1. Complete online application (view sample)
  2. Submit one letter of recommendation from the Program Director. This letter must also include 1-2 paragraphs from a resident/fellow as well as one paragraph from someone involved in GME who can comment on the nominee's excellence as a Program Administrator.
  3. Statement of Interest from nominee describing:
    a. Achievements and experiences working in a psychiatry residency program

    b. Specific examples of administrative challenges and outcomes
    c. Plans for further contributions to residency program and personal professional development
  4. Nominee's resume
  5. Please submit all documents as one PDF
Program directors and institutions of program administrators submitting nominations must be members in good standing with AADPRT (i.e. current institution and individual membership dues must be paid).

Selection Process

The LFM Award Committee consists of roughly nine members including AADPRT's Membership Committee Chair. The committee will evaluate the nominees based on the following criteria:

  1. Demonstrate outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
  2. Demonstrate commitment to the education and development of residents or fellows:
    a. Through excellence in administrative management of the residency program
    b. Through creativity and ability to prioritize and manage multiple administrative tasks
  3. Demonstrate originality in improving an aspect of the residency program
  4. Participate at a national or regional level in Program Administrator meetings
  5. Plans for future contributions

A confirmation email will be sent TO THE SUBMITTER ONLY (training director) when the complete electronic submission is received. If the training director does not receive a confirmation within two business days, send an email to exec@aadprt.org.

All requests for confirmation must be received before the deadline. Materials will not be accepted or considered after the deadline.

Submission Deadline: September 20