Clinical Awards of Excellence

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This award recognizes an outstanding clinical specialist who fulfills the following criteria:

  • Works in a CPUP, PMMG, or CHOP practice in family medicine, general internal medicine, geriatrics, general pediatrics or general obstetrics/gynecology (women’s health).
  • Currently practices more than 60 percent of time.
  • Strives for continuous improvement, highest quality of practice, teamwork, and service excellence.
  • Maintains a commitment to patients that goes beyond the norm and exemplifies Penn Medicine and CHOP’s goals for clinical care and professionalism.

This award recognizes a primary care physician who fulfills the following criteria:

  • Works in a CPUP, PMMG, or CHOP practice in family medicine, general internal medicine, geriatrics, general pediatrics or general obstetrics/gynecology (women’s health).
  • Currently practices more than 60 percent of time.
  • Strives for continuous improvement, highest quality of practice, teamwork, and service excellence.
  • Maintains a commitment to patients that goes beyond the norm and exemplifies Penn Medicine and CHOP’s goals for clinical care and professionalism.

This award recognizes a Penn Medicine physician who has made an important contribution in clinical innovation and fulfills the following criteria:

  • Pioneered the invention and development of a new technique, device or procedure that is of major benefit for patient care OR
  • Developed an innovative approach to improve the delivery of care, access to care, enhance health outcomes, and/or reduce health inequities.

This award recognizes a physician leader from across the Penn Medicine health system (CPUP, PMMG, Penn Home Care, hospitals) who has contributed significantly toward the clinical integration of the health system with demonstrated commitment and contributions to having improved the quality or delivery of patient care in one of the following categories:

  • Clinical Integration
  • Quality Improvement
  • Clinical Efficiency
  • Disease Management
  • Prevention and Wellness       

  • Candidates may be nominated by a Penn Medicine or CHOP physician, or a Department Awards Committee. Self-nominations are precluded.
  • Multiple nominations may be submitted from the same department. 
  • Each nomination packet should include:
    • Nomination letter including a statement that the department Chair approves and endorses the nomination.
    • No more than 3 additional letters of recommendation from Penn Medicine/CHOP individuals of which only 1 may be from outside these organizations.
    • Current CV

For questions related to the Clinical Awards of Excellence, please contact Kwan Yancey at kwan.yancey@pennmedicine.upenn.edu.