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