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Picker Gold Challenge Grants for Residency Training

Applications for the 2014/2015 Picker Gold Graduate Medical Education Challenge Grant Program are now available. Click here for the full application packet. Letters of Intent are due on March 14, 2014.

Eligibility: Faculty from any graduate medical education program that is ACGME-accredited are eligible to apply.

Since 2008, the Arnold P. Gold Foundation and The Picker Institute have partnered on the Picker Gold Graduate Medical Education Challenge Grant Program. Both organizations recognized the critical importance of bringing the patient voice into residency training, for it is in the hospital setting where doctors truly learn how to practice their profession.

The Picker Institute, since its inception in 1986, had fostered a broader understanding of the concerns of patients and other health care consumers, and promoted the theoretical and practical changes needed to facilitate a more patient-centered approach. The Institute, which sponsored related research and education, ceased operations on Dec 31, 2012. This closing was the culmination of a five-year plan that included the transition of the Graduate Medical Education Challenge Grant Program into The Arnold P. Gold Foundation's care.

Harvey Picker's description of the fundamentals of patient-centered care - "understanding patients' values, preferences and expressed needs" - will remain touchstones as The Arnold P. Gold Foundation continues to sponsor challenge Grants at teaching hospitals across the country.

The Gold Foundation is proud to announce the 2013/2014 Graduate Medical Education Challenge Grant Projects.

The Picker-Gold Challenge Grant Program supports the research and development of successful patient-centered care initiatives and best practices in the education of our country’s future practicing physicians.  

The University of Chicago Department of Medicine The University of Chicago Department of Medicine
Principal Investigator: Wei Wei Lee, MD, MPH
Project Title: Improving Patient-Centered Technology Use (iPaCT)
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Principal Investigator: Nancy L. Schoenborn, MD
Project Title: Developing a Curriculum that Teaches Internal Medicine Residents How to Incorporate Prognosis To Inform Patient-Centered Decision Making in the Care of Older Adults With Multimorbidity





Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Principal Investigator: Sangeeta Lamba, MD, Anne C Mosenthal MD & Leslie S Tyrie MD
Project Title: Trauma bay – Acquiring Skills in Communication: A curriculum to teach emergency medicine and surgery residents the procedure of ‘having a difficult conversation’ in a high-stakes environment


University of Virginia
Principal Investigator: Peggy Plews-Ogan, MD
Project Title: Tell Me A Story



For more information and to visit the GME toolbox go to The Picker Institute.

2012/2013 Graduate medical Education Challenge Grant Projects

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