Texas Chapter College Awards

Texas Chapter Wins 2022 John Tooker Evergreen Award

The John Tooker Evergreen Awards Program provides recognition and visibility to chapters that have successfully implemented programs to increase membership, improve communication, increase member involvement, enhance diversity, foster careers in internal medicine and improve management of the chapter. The Texas Chapter received a 2022 John Tooker Evergreen Award for their initiative, Designing and Developing a Statewide Internal Medicine Residency Program Virtual Showcase

Designing and Developing a Statewide Internal Medicine Residency Program Virtual Showcase

2022 Evergreen AwardeeIt was our hope to educate and inform the medical education community about the process of designing and developing an event such as this and to serve as a template of how to successfully recreate a virtual webinar series.  

For the last 2 years, medical students and residency programs have had to contend with an   unprecedented residency application process due to COVID-19. All aspects of residency interviews for 2020 and 2021 residency recruitment season were virtual. To help with the format, members of the Texas Medical Student Council created a student-led, statewide Internal     Medicine virtual webinar series in 2020 and 2021. The goal of the program was to connect medical students to program-specific leadership and to provide insight into a program's values/missions prior to attending a virtual invited interview. This was the first student-led initiative to virtually showcase Internal Medicine Residency Programs and because of interest across the nation, a toolkit is in development for the ACP website.  

Previous Evergreen Awards

  • 1999 - Medical Student Program
  • 2000 - Establishing Effective Statewide Advocacy
  • 2001 - Board of Directors Strategic Planning Retreat
  • 2002 - Membership/Recruitment/Diversity
  • 2005 - Investment Policy
  • 2008 - Comprehensive Awards Program
  • 2009 - Collaborating with Other Physician Organizations to Promote Primary Care
  • 2012 - Texas Medical Home Initiative
  • 2013 - General Internal Medicine Statewide Preceptorship Program—a FOUNDATION for the Future
  • 2013 - Collaborations: The Stakes for Success in Anchoring the Big Tent in Texas
  • 2015 - Arts, Humanities and Medicine - A Prescription for Healing
  • 2019 - #Mentor Monday: A Member Highlight Initiative Goes Viral
  • 2020 - Healing the Healers: Building Resilience for Physicians

2023 Texas Northern and Southern Regions Chapter Excellence Award

We are pleased to announce that our chapter is in receipt of the Gold Level of the 2023 Chapter Excellence Award! The award recognizes truly extraordinary chapters that surpass excellence in chapter management. We are in the company of 54 other outstanding chapters.   In order to achieve the Gold Level of the Chapter Excellence Award, chapters must meet nineteen Bronze criteria, seventeen Silver criteria and multiple Gold level activities. Criteria include such activities as having a legislative action plan or agenda, holding a volunteerism/community service activity, holding multiple stand-alone meetings, having revenue sources outside of dues and meeting registration fees, implementing a strategic plan, implementing a formal recruitment and retention plan and measuring outcomes, conducting various activities for Medical Students, Residents and Early Career Physicians. I would like to extend a special thanks to those chapter members who assisted us in all of these endeavors! For their hard work and dedication, we received this award.