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Alan Stoudemire Award for Innovation & Excellence in

Psychosomatic Medicine Education

How to Nominate or Apply

The Alan Stoudemire Award is given to a program or an individual educator for creatively educating medical students, residents, and/or fellows in a consultation-liaison/psychosomatic medicine educational program that is outstanding by virtue of excellence, innovation, and impact. The award is presented to the individual or the physician representing the program, and is presented as a prize poster at the APM annual meeting.

  • For ODD years (such as 2015), applications are accepted for INDIVIDUALS only.
  • For EVEN years (such as 2016), applications are accepted for PROGRAMS only.
Photo of Alan Stoudemire, from Emory Univ. website

Dr. Alan Stoudemire, from Emory University obituary.

The award is named for Alan Stoudemire, MD, FAPM, a highly respected clinician and educator and a prolific author and editor. Dr. Stoudemire was professor of Psychiatry at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He received the Academy's highest honor, the Thomas P. Hackett Memorial Award, in 1997.

Dr. Stoudemire passed away at age 49 in February 2000 of melanoma. Dr. James Levenson, APM president at the time, wrote in his President's Message for the Newsletter:

        "In health and in illness Alan was a remarkable man, and an inspiration to us all. He brought a level of serious commitment to his work few could match, yet never lost sight of life's most important values of family and friendship, all the while wielding his wicked sense of humor, sparing no sacred cows."

For an excellent and inspiring read about Dr. Stoudemire, see A Tribute to Alan Stoudemire, MD 19512000 in the February 2001 issue of Psychosomatics by Troy L. Thompson II, MD, FAPM (APM president 1991-92).


2014 No award James Rundell, J. Michael Bostwick

James Rundell, MD, FAPM (left), presented the 2013 Stoudemire Award to J. Michael Bostwick, MD, FAPM, at the Annual Meeting in Tucson, AZ.

Sue Stoudemire, Gary Gala

Guest presenter Sue Stoudemire, widow of Dr. Alan Stoudemire, with the recipient of the 2012 award, Gary J. Gala, MD, FACS, at the Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA.

2013 John Michael Bostwick, MD, FAPM
Distruptions in Development: A Pioneering Course for First-year Medical Students Taught at the Psychosomatic Interface
2012 Gary J. Gala, MD, FACS
Crossing the Blood Brain Barrier: An Experiment in Interdisciplinary Research
2011 Pamela Diefenbach, MD, FAPM
Educating Multiple Disciplines of Trainees in Primary Care Clinics
2010 Philip Bialer, MD, FAPM
MSKCC Comskil [communication skills] Curriculum
2009 Philip R. Muskin, MD, FAPM
A Tool for Assessment of Consultation-Liaison Trainees: Train the Trainer
2008 Rebecca W. Brendel, MD, JD
"Team 5" at Massachusetts General Hospital
2007 Per Fink, MD, FAPM
The TERM — An Advanced Educational Program for Primary Care Physicians in the Treatment of Functional Somatic Symptoms
2006 Robert Schneider, MD
Virginia Commonwealth University: A Unique Approach to Teaching Psychiatry to Nonpsychiatric Physicians Through a Special Curriculum that Incorporats the Way Internists Think
2005 No award
2004 Theodore A. Stern, MD, FAPM
Avery D. Weisman, MD Psychiatric Consultation Service of Massachusetts General Hospital
2003 Nehama Dresner, MD, FAPM, Program Director
Women’s Mental Health Rotation for Obstetrics/Gynecology Residents at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
2002 Donald L. Rosenstein, MD, FAPM, Program Director
NIMH Program in Psychiatric Research Bioethics
2001 Joseph S. Weiner, MD, PhD, Program Director
Program in the Doctor-Patient Relationship at Long Island Jewish Medical Center

To nominate or apply for the Alan Stoudemire Award

Complete the online Stoudemire Award Nomination form and have two references acquainted with the program (even years) or individual (odd years) comment on the impact of the program or individual by April 1. For an individual nomination, attach the candidate's CV. The application asks for this information:

For programs (even-numbered years)

  • Description of the educational program to be considered, including its content, format, and intended audience (medical students, fellows and residents).
  • Description of the program's innovative nature, mode of delivery, and method for evaluating its effectiveness (e.g., data on measures of effectiveness, demonstrating the successful impact of the program).

For individuals (odd-numbered years)

  • Description of the faculty member's contributions to education in psychosomatic medicine, education awards, and career achievements in education.

For both programs and individuals (all years)

  • Names and contact information for two individuals acquainted with the program or person being nominated. These individuals must submit their comments also by April 1, preferably via the online Stoudemire Award Referral form, or by mail or fax on their letterhead.

The candidate educational program may be directed at any level from medical students to board certified physicians. However, in keeping with Dr. Stoudemire’s legacy of interest in the training of medical students and psychiatry residents, applications are especially encouraged on behalf of programs geared to these two groups.

The Fellowship & Awards Subcommittee will review all applications and comments from references, and will make a final decision by August 1.

The award will be presented to a representative of the selected educational program at the APM annual meeting, where the award program will be presented as a prize poster.

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