We have borrowed from the military, who has a tradition of commanders bestowing a coin to deserving soldiers on the battlefield who demonstrates leadership, bravery and teamwork.
This year during Surgical Education Week, Daniel Scott recognized Dimitrios Stefanidis, MD for his phenomenal energy and persistent drive in leading the ASE Development committee this year and his very effect results in these fundraising efforts!
The ASE has minted a limited number of coins for 2014-2015 to recognize members for a job well done. To kick this off, each member of the ASE Executive was allowed one coin to award during the ACS Clinical Congress to an ASE member.
Daniel Jones recognized Kimberly Schenarts, PhD with his ASE “Recognition of Excellence” Coin for her years of service to the Surgical Education Research Fellowship. SERF is one of the jewels of ASE and celebrates 20 years of graduates.
Mary Klingensmith recognized Michael Awad, MD, PhD with an ASE “Recognition of Excellence” coin for his countless hours spent devoted to leadership of the IT committee; along with the committee, Mike has developed and implemented the “meeting app” which debuted last year and will continue for the 2015 meeting, and led the effort in ASE Website redesign and functional improvement.
Chris Brandt recognized Nancy Gantt, MD with an ASE “Recognition of Excellence” coin for her outstanding leadership of the Clerkship Director’s Committee, including her efforts to develop and implement the Clerkship Director Certification Program.
Amalia Cochran recognized Mohsen Shabahang, MD, PhD with an ASE “Recognition of Excellence” Coin for his successful building of the ASE Committee on Citizenship and Social Responsibility. Mo has been an effective leader for this new committee and we look forward to exciting future plans for their activity.
Sue Steinemann recognized John Paige, MD with an ASE “Recognition of Excellence” coin for leading the largest committee (Simulation) with an unprecedented number of workshops (some jointly branded), abstracts and high-impact journal publications.
In Seattle, each Committee chair will have two coins to award to exemplary ASE members. Afterwards we will post who recognized, who, for what?
Coins are limited, so we ask that you only accept 1 coin per year.
We truly have more worthy recipients in the ASE than we have coins. But the limited number makes an ASE coin, just that much more special.
Dan Jones, MD