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The American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) Seeks Applicants for 2013 Leape Ahead Award

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) is seeking applications from medical schools, teaching hospitals and academic medical centers for the 2013 ACPE Leape Ahead Award.

ACPE's Leape Ahead Award recognizes people and institutions that are dedicated to improving the quality of health care by developing medical students and residents into future health care leaders.

Applicants should be those creating programs, courses, techniques that develop the interpersonal, communication, collaborative and teamwork skills of these future leaders.

The Leape Ahead Award honors the commitment and dedication of Dr. Lucian Leape to physician leadership in patient safety. This annual award reinforces the recommendations in the 2010 Lucian Leape Institute report, Unmet Needs, released by the National Patient Safety Foundation, that medical education institutions should place the highest priority on developing the skills of future health care leaders.

Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee that will make the award based on:

  • Project's relevance to the Leape Ahead Award mission.
  • Measurable outcomes of the project to date.

Applications should include:

  • Project abstract: An executive summary that describes how the project supports the Leape Ahead Award mission.
  • Project description: Provide a detailed description of the project, including objectives, background, methodology, outcomes and conclusions.
  • Name, address, phone, and e-mail address of the applicant(s).

Applicants will be notified by February 15, 2013. The winner will be honored at a presentation at ACPE's Annual Meeting on April 26, 2013, at the Hilton New York City.

Applications must be submitted electronically by filling out the registration form available at All applications must be received at ACPE no later than Friday, November 30, 2012.

ACPE is the nation's oldest and largest medical management educational association for physicians. The organization represents nearly 11,000 high-level physician leaders from health care organizations across the U.S. and throughout the world.

For more information, contact Charisse Jimenez at ACPE at or 800-562-8088.

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SOURCE The American College of Physician Executives