Simulation Academy Awards

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Deadline: Friday March 26, 2021

Nominations are open for the 2021 SAEM Simulation Academy Awards.  Please help us recognize individuals who are making a difference in the field of simulation.  Nominators may fill out the online form to provide a nomination statement (300 word maximum). Candidates may optionally submit a CV and up to two letters of nomination by emailing simulation@saem.org.

Recipients will be honored at the virtual SAEM Simulation Academy meeting on Thursday, May 13, 2021; 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Award eligibility

  • EM physician faculty member in a North American academic EM department
  • Current SAEM and Simulation Academy member not currently serving on the Simulation Academy Awards Committee or Executive Board (with the exception of the Simulation Academy Change Agent Award)

Early Career Educator Award

  • Recognizes an early career individual who is a rising star in the field of Emergency Medicine simulation
  • Nominees should demonstrate excellence in education efforts at their local, regional, and/or national level
  • Nominee must have completed residency within the past 10 years
  • Evidence of achievements, innovation, and dedication to academic emergency medicine through teaching and education-based scholarly activity, especially as related to simulation.
  • National involvement and presence in academic emergency medicine (e.g., through SAEM or other national organization committees, research or scholarship consortiums, or advocacy groups).
  • Activities demonstrating commitment to simulation based education

Note: Any faculty nominee who took significant time away from academic medicine may be considered with explanation of lapsed time. Please include letter of explanation of time lapse if greater than 10 years from date of residency completion, but still considered “early” career in terms of accomplishments.

2020 Young Educator Award Recipient: Dr. Jessica Schoen
2019 Young Educator Award Recipient: Dr. Suzanne Bentley

Distinguished Educator Award

  • Honors a career demonstrating sustained excellence and contribution to simulation-based training in Emergency Medicine
  • Nominees should demonstrate excellence in education efforts at their local, regional, and national level
  • Evidence of sustained academic activity in the form of achievements, innovation, and dedication to academic emergency medicine through teaching and education-based scholarly activity, especially as related to simulation.
  • National involvement and presence in academic emergency medicine (e.g., through SAEM or other national organization committees, research or scholarship consortiums, or advocacy groups).
  • Activities demonstrating career-long commitment to simulation based education

2020 Distinguished Educator Award Recipient: Dr. Rami Ahmed
2019 Distinguished Educator Award Recipient: Dr. Linda Brown

Simulation Innovation Award

  • Recognizes an individual at any career stage who has demonstrated creative, novel, and transformative use of medical simulation
  • Evidence of achievements, innovation, and dedication to academic emergency medicine through teaching and education-based scholarly activity, especially as related to simulation.
  • Nominee has developed an innovation using simulation that is expected to be transformative to educational, training, QA, or continued education in Emergency Medicine or a related discipline
  • Activities demonstrating commitment to simulation based education    

2019 Simulation Innovation Award Recipient: Dr. Neel Naik

Simulation Research Award

  • Evidence of achievements, innovation, and dedication to academic emergency medicine through research.
  • Nominees should demonstrate excellence in education efforts at their local, regional, and/or national level
  • Evidence of achievements, innovation, and dedication to academic emergency medicine through research and scholarly activity, especially as related to simulation.
  • National involvement and presence in academic emergency medicine (e.g., through SAEM or other national organization committees, research or scholarship consortiums, or advocacy groups).
  • Activities demonstrating commitment to simulation based education

2020 Research Award Recipient: Dr. Patrick Hughes

Simulation Academy Change Agent Award (New for 2021!)

  • Recognizes a Simulation Academy Member who has demonstrated transformational leadership in the service of the Simulation Academy
  • Nominees should demonstrate evidence of achievements, innovations, and dedication to the Simulation Academy
  • Nominees should have held an elected position or a committee chair position within the Simulation Academy for at least one year.

Please consider nominating your outstanding colleagues and collaborators!