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Lucille Fusaro Meinsler Program Administrator Award

Submission Deadline: September 14


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
Winning institutions are not eligible to submit nominees for a two-year period (e.g. submitted in 2023 (won in 2024) is eligible to submit again in 2026).

  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)

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. Letter of recommendation from Program Director
  3. Letter of recommendation from residents/fellows
  4. Letter of recommendation from someone involved in graduate medical education who can comment on the nominee’s excellence as a program administrator.
  5. Candidate Personal Statement
  6. Candidate Resume

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

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

Submission Deadline: September 14


aadprt Annual meeting

Onsite registration available

2/27 - 3/2, 2024

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