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.
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 1951–2000 in the February 2001 issue of Psychosomatics by Troy L. Thompson II, MD, FAPM (APM president 1991-92).
|ALAN STOUDEMIRE AWARD RECIPIENTS
James Rundell, MD, FAPM (left), presented the 2013 Stoudemire Award to J. Michael Bostwick, MD, FAPM, at the Annual Meeting in Tucson, AZ.
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.
||John Michael Bostwick, MD, FAPM
Distruptions in Development: A Pioneering Course for First-year Medical Students Taught at the Psychosomatic Interface
||Gary J. Gala, MD, FACS
Crossing the Blood Brain Barrier: An Experiment in Interdisciplinary Research
||Pamela Diefenbach, MD, FAPM
Educating Multiple Disciplines of Trainees in Primary Care Clinics
||Philip Bialer, MD, FAPM
MSKCC Comskil [communication skills] Curriculum
||Philip R. Muskin, MD, FAPM
A Tool for Assessment of Consultation-Liaison Trainees: Train the Trainer
||Rebecca W. Brendel, MD, JD
"Team 5" at Massachusetts General Hospital
||Per Fink, MD, FAPM
The TERM — An Advanced Educational Program for Primary Care Physicians in the Treatment of Functional Somatic Symptoms
|| 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
|| Theodore A. Stern, MD, FAPM
Avery D. Weisman, MD Psychiatric
Consultation Service of Massachusetts
|| Nehama Dresner,
MD, FAPM, Program Director
Women’s Mental Health
Rotation for Obstetrics/Gynecology Residents
at Northwestern University Feinberg
School of Medicine
|| Donald L. Rosenstein,
MD, FAPM, Program Director
NIMH Program in Psychiatric
|| Joseph S. Weiner, MD, PhD, Program
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.