Welcome

The Academy for Excellence in Clinical Medicine (AECM) was established in 2021. The mission of AECM is to honor exemplary clinicians who combine humanism, professionalism, and a passion for patient care with a scholarly approach to improving patient health and who will establish a community of leaders to promote clinical excellence.

The Academy is a collective of outstanding clinical faculty members in the School of Medicine who are highly engaged in the clinical mission. Each strives to have a significant impact on clinical endeavors in diverse settings with a variety of learners, patients, and peers. 

Directors

Baum_Howard

Howard B.A. Baum, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine

Graham_Thomas

Thomas Brent Graham, M.D., M.S.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics

2021 AECM Nominations are Now Open! 

Qualifications for nomination

  • Must be a faculty clinician in the School of Medicine
  • Must devote >50% effort to clinical care
  • Faculty clinicians who typically do not have patient contact are eligible (pathology, radiology, etc.)
  • Non-M.D. faculty clinicians are eligible if they meet other qualifications
  • Must be employed at VUMC for a minimum of 5 years at the time of call for nominations and an active member of the clinical faculty at the time of the award
  • Minimum 4.5 Star rating on Press Ganey patient evaluations

Call for nominations process

  • All clinical faculty will receive the request for nominations notice
  • For a nominee to move forward in the process, the faculty member must receive a minimum of three nominations through the following REDCap link.
  • The selection committee will be constituted with physician leaders from within the institution.
  • If a nominee moves forward, a rigorous review process will include a personal statement and letters from faculty, staff, learners, and patients and their families.

Nominations are due July 25, 2021.