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Miller Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence Call for Nominations

The Miller Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence will accept nominations for its 2020 class until September 20, 2019.

The mission of the academy is to recognize and promote clinical excellence at Johns Hopkins and beyond for the benefit of the individuals and communities that we serve. Since its inception in 2009, the academy has been hard at work establishing initiatives and programs that promote excellence in patient care. The new class of academy members will join the 80+ physician members to continue this important work.

Clinicians from all departments at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center are eligible. Faculty clinicians that have been nominated 6+ times may be invited to apply. Nominees who have at least two nominations from beyond their own department will most likely be invited to complete the application process. In keeping with the academy’s focus on patient care, the eligibility criteria include:

  • Clinician nominees must spend greater than 30 percent of their effort in clinical settings
  • Clinician nominees must be employed at Hopkins for longer than 5 years

Domains related to clinical excellence that you may want to consider when nominating physicians include:

  • communication and interpersonal skills
  • skillful negotiation of the health care system
  • professionalism and humanism
  • scholarly approach to clinical practice
  • diagnostic acumen
  • exhibiting a passion for patient care
  • knowledge
  • explicitly modeling this mastery to medical trainees

Nominees will be notified by the academy in October. Clinicians wishing to be considered for membership will be asked to build a clinical portfolio (specific instructions will be provided) that will be reviewed by both internal and external review committees.

To nominate a physician, please click here. Online nominations can be submitted until September 20, 2019.

Please do not submit more than one nomination. We will only accept one nomination per person.

A formal nomination letter is not necessary.

Please contact Kim Williams with any questions.


Kelsey Bennett