Eligibility, Nomination and Selection Criteria

Below are details about eligibility and the selection process for the Vilcek-Gold Award.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Nominee must have been born outside of the United States to non-American parents;
  • Nominee must work professionally in healthcare;
  • Nominee must be based in the United States and plan to pursue their career in the United States;
  • Nominee must be one of the following: a naturalized citizen or permanent resident (green card holder) of the United States; a holder of an H-1B or O-1 visa; a holder of an E-4 visa with a valid Employment Authorization Document (EAD), an asylee; an asylum seeker with a valid Employment Authorization Document (EAD); or a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient.

Nomination and Selection Criteria

  • Nominee has made significant contributions to humanism (including compassion, collaboration, and scientific excellence) in healthcare nationally or regionally in the United States; and has created lasting change in the administration or experience of healthcare beyond their immediate workspace.
  • Nominee has a strong voice and visibly advocates for humanism in healthcare.
  • Nominee demonstrates respect, sensitivity, and appreciation for the social, cultural and economic backgrounds of people.
  • Nominee practices the values of diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism in their work.
  • Nominee remains extensively involved and currently active in their work.

Jury members

A national panel of jurors who are distinguished members of the medical and healthcare community selects the recipient of the Vilcek-Gold Award for Humanism in Healthcare.

To view the jury members, click here.