Resident & Fellow Quality Improvement Project Award

The AAD is offering financial support to resident and fellow physicians engaged in quality improvement projects that help meet requirements for ACGME accreditation.  Receive up to $2,500 and recognition for the valuable work that is a required part of today’s training. Funds can help cover expenses of data collection, materials and supplies, and even travel to the AAD Annual Meeting for a presentation. View previous awardees and projects.

Selected applicants will be invited to reveal their quality improvement projects at the AAD Annual Meeting in March 2020.

Application deadline: August 16, 2019

Complete the online application and attach your CV and Letter of Support.

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For additional information, contact Amanda Grandinetti at

  • Timeline
    June 3, 2019
    • Application opens
    August 16, 2019
    • Submission deadline
    October 2019
    • Awardees selected
    March 2020
    • AAD Annual Meeting poster presentation
    April 2020
    •  Progress report due
  • Eligibility

    The following are the application criteria:

    • Engages an improvement team.
    • Focuses on systems-based challenges and seeks to implement system changes.
    • Uses quality improvement frameworks, tools, and methodologies.
    • Has a strong focus on measurable improvement.
    • Is likely to achieve the project aim

    AAD Resident and Fellow Quality Improvement Project Awards are open to AAD member residents in an accredited dermatology residency in the US or Canada. Previous winners of this award are not eligible to apply.

  • Award review criteria

    All candidates will receive a score of 0-5 in each of the following categories:

    • Strength of project design and knowledge of problem area.
    • Adequate plan and strategy.
    • Perceived impact on quality or safety.
    • Perceived novel or innovative approaches, tools, or technologies.