Picker Gold Challenge Grants for Residency Training

The Picker Gold Graduate Medical Education 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 physicians.

 Who is Eligible?

Faculty from any graduate medical education program that is accredited by the ACGME or one of the Canadian certification colleges (CFPC, RCPSC).

How to Apply

Applications are now closed for the 2017 award. 2017 RFP

LOI submissions were accepted on May 26th and all applicants have been notified whether they have been selected to submit a full proposal or not.

Reporting Requirements

Interim Report

  • State original objective/goals of project
  • Describe project activities to date
  • Explain challenges/obstacles you have faced to date, and plan for overcoming challenges
  • Outline plan for next reporting period
  • Provide analysis, evaluation tools and early results
  • Provide original budget vs. actual to date
  • Explain item variances over 5%, and/or overall project variance greater than 5%

Final Report

  • State original objective/goals of project
  • Describe project activities and accomplishments to date, include evaluation techniques and tools, results and conclusions
  • Were the objectives and goals met? Please explain
  • Identify the impact of this project including numbers for participants and beneficiaries and any publications
  • Was your project promoted at your institution? Please describe how and to what audience.
  • Are there plans to continue the project? Can/should a similar project be replicated at your institution or elsewhere? How will this happen?
  • Attach copies of printed materials, surveys, PowerPoint presentations, photographs, fliers or other materials created for project
  • Include a 250-word (approximate) summary of the project and its accomplishments, along with contact name and email for inclusion on our website
  • Provide original budget vs. actual budget
  • Explain item variances over 5%, and/or overall project variance greater than 5%

Recipients
2016/2017 Picker Gold Challenge Grants for Residency Training

Carole Warde, MD & Andrew Shaner, MD
Center of Excellence Inter-Professional Academic Homeless Patient-Aligned Care Team – U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
The Humanism Pocket Multi-tool: Special Techniques for Clinicians and Trainees

Suzanne El-Sayegh, MD
Northwell Health Staten Island University Hospital
Patient Centered Multidisciplinary Point of Care Rounds

Jessica Montalvo, MD
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
The effect of stepwise instruction and simulation of goals of care communication skills on performance in the clinical setting: faculty and patient/family perspectives

Peggy Nepps, PsyD
Lancaster General Hospital
Talk to Me so I Can Understand: A Residency Health Literacy Education and Quality Improvement Project

 

History

The Gold Foundation partnered with the Picker Institute in 2008 to create this program because both organizations recognized the critical importance of bringing the patient voice into residency training. It is in the hospital setting where doctors truly learn how to practice their profession.

The Picker Institute fostered a broader understanding of the concerns of patients and other healthcare 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, and transitioned 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.