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Miller-Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence Call for Nominations

The Miller-Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence is now accepting nominations of clinically excellent physician-faculty members, and will do so through September 25, 2015. The Miller-Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence aims to recognize and promote clinical excellence at Johns Hopkins for the benefit of the individuals and communities that we serve.

Physicians from all departments at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center are eligible and should be nominated by at least four physician peers in order to be invited to apply. Because the focus of the academy is on patient care, physicians who spend less than 25 percent of their effort in clinical settings may not be ideal applicants, and nominees who have been on faculty for less than four years may not have had ample time to establish a track record for clinical excellence.

Please send nominations (maximum of three names) to Kimberly Williams via email ( by Friday, September 25.

Physician nominees named four or more times will be notified by the Academy and invited to apply.

The Academy

Membership in the Miller-Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence is an honorific achievement recognizing our best clinicians.

It is expected that members will devote approximately 20 hours per academic year to the Academy. The members meet approximately four times per academic year for a 90-minute dinner meeting. Additionally, academy members attend the ŒExcellence in Patient Care Symposium where new members are inducted. Other academy programs that members may become involved with include: Academy Working groups, the Reflections on Clinical Excellence Blog, clinical mentoring, the Clinical Excellence Elective for medical students, scholarship related to clinical excellence in various fields, academy-hosted Medical Grand Rounds, Clinical Excellence Curriculum that will be offered through faculty development to help clinicians move toward clinical excellence and other programs. Activities that serve to enhance the quality of patient care that is delivered to our patients will also count as academy-related effort.


Kelsey Bennett