The Vilcek-Gold Award for Humanism in Healthcare 2023 is currently accepting applications. The Vilcek Foundation and The Arnold P. Gold Foundation collaborated to launch the Vilcek-Gold Award for Humanism in Healthcare in 2019.
The Award seeks to honor a foreign-born person who has made a remarkable contribution to humanism in healthcare via their professional accomplishments in the US. The Vilcek Foundation receives its first accolade in humanism in healthcare with this recognition, while the Gold Foundation receives its first honor in humanism for immigrants.
The 2023 award includes a commemorative heart-shaped trophy, an unrestricted cash
award of $10,000, and an invitation to present at the Association of American Medical
Colleges’ Learn Serve Lead annual meeting.
- Nominees must have been born outside of the United States and U.S. territories to nonAmerican parents.
- Candidates must work professionally in healthcare, medicine, or public health, and their
professional accomplishments should demonstrate their commitment to humanism and to
making healthcare equitable and accessible.
- Nominees must be based in the United States and intend to continue in a career in
medicine, healthcare, or public health in the United States. Eligible nominees must identify
as one of the following:
- Naturalized citizen or permanent resident (green card holder) of the United
- H-1B or O-1 visa holder
- E-4 visa holder with a valid Employment Authorization Document (EAD)
- Asylee or an asylum seeker with a valid Employment Authorization Document
- Recipient of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
- 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.
Nominators are encouraged to alert their nominee of their intention to nominate them for a Vilcek-Gold
Award for Humanism in Healthcare.
To complete a nomination, nominators will be required to:
- Answer short questions about their nominee
- Submit a copy of their selected nominee’s CV or resume
- Write two essays regarding the candidate describing how their work aligns with the mission
and values of the Vilcek-Gold Award for Humanism in Healthcare