Deadline for Schenke, Leape Ahead Awards Due

By AAPL Staff
October 29, 2019

One award honors extraordinary leadership achievement on an individual level. The other honors extraordinary leadership achievement on an organizational level. The application/nomination deadline for both is Dec. 31.

The Roger Schenke Award recognizes individuals who have exhibited innovation in the creation of education or training programs that have advanced physician leadership and improved health care. Named for Roger Schenke, who in 1975 founded the organization now known as the American Association for Physician Leadership, the award honors the kind of vision and commitment that inspired him to design and conduct more than 75 educational programs and to develop the Certified Physician Executive certification.

The Leape Ahead Award recognizes institutions and their leaders who are dedicated to improving the quality of healthcare by developing medical students and residents into future healthcare leaders. The award honors Lucian Leape, MD, whose dedication and commitment advanced the efficient, effective and caring delivery of medicine in the United States.

To submit for the Leape Ahead Award, click here

To submit for the Roger Schenke Award, click here

Both awards will be presented at AAPL’s Physician Leadership Summit at the JW Marriott in Chicago, Illinois, on June 12-14. Winners, including at least one member of the Leape Ahead-winning project team, must be present at the Summit to make a presentation and receive their award. 


Roger Schenke Award

  • Must be an MD, DO or international equivalent 
  • Must be an AAPL member 
  • Must have exhibited innovation in the creation of education or training programs designed to advance physician leadership and improve health care
  • Must have distinguished himself or herself as a leader in improving health care 
  • Is an advocate of lifelong learning in physician leadership competencies 
  • May not be a current board member of the association 

Leape Ahead Award

  • Applicants may include any combination of faculty, students, residents or staff at a medical school or teaching hospital 
  • One individual from the institution must be an MD, DO, or international equivalent 
  • One individual from the institution must be a member of the association 
  • The institution's project exhibits dedication and commitment toward advancing medical students and/or residents into future health care leaders 
  • The institution's project/program demonstrates efficient, effective and caring delivery of medicine 
  • Individuals from the institution may not be current board members of the association 


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