Bethany Millar, C-TAGME, Manager of Education Services, Division of General Medicine, was recognized by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) as one of the Debra L. Dooley GME Program Coordinator Excellence Award recipients for 2023.
The ACGME Debra L. Dooley GME Program Coordinator Excellence Award, formally known as the GME Program Coordinator Excellence Award, is given to program coordinators in recognition of their in-depth understanding of the accreditation process, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and projects to improve residency and fellowship programs. Millar is one of five recipients of this award for 2023.
Millar has worked for the Department of Medicine in the Internal Medicine Residency Program for over 10 years, first as a Residency Coordinator, then Senior Residency Coordinator to her current role as Education Manager. “I oversee the administration and accreditation of the Internal Medicine Residency Program, the largest graduate medical education program at Washington University School of Medicine with 163 residents,” shares Millar. “It is fulfilling to work so closely with our residents and then see how their careers flourish after they complete the program. I am truly honored to receive this award .”
The ACGME Awards Program rules state that only one person per institution is allowed to be nominated for each award. Millar was nominated by Dominique Cosco, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Internal Medicine Residency Program Director, and supported by Tia Drake, Executive Director and Designated Institutional Officer, Graduate Medical Education, and Abby Spencer, MD, Professor of Medicine and Vice Chair of Education for the Department of Medicine, as the nominee from the School of Medicine. She is the first program administrator from WashU to have won this award in over 10 years.
“Bethany has excelled at administering the largest graduate medical education program here at WashU,” reflects Cosco. “She brings a talent for developing innovative new ideas and works tirelessly at improving the program, all the while supporting our residents with the utmost efficiency and dedication. Many program coordinators throughout the School of Medicine look to her as a valued mentor and advisor. We are thrilled that she is being recognized by the ACGME for her efforts.”
The awardees will be formally recognized at the 2023 ACGME Annual Educational Conference, to be held in Nashville, Tennessee February 23-25, 2023. Read more about Millar and all the 2023 ACGME award recipients here.