Academy of Clinical Excellence (ACE)

About ACE

The Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Academy of Clinical Excellence was established to define, recognize, and perpetuate excellence in clinical care by faculty, trainees, and students. It honors the clinical faculty who contribute to the College of Physicians and Surgeons through patient care marked by evidence based clinical science coupled with deeply compassionate humanism. Each Inductee is asked to continue to maintain an active role in the Academy, working on one of the steering committees that will support faculty and trainee mentorship, special lectures and events, and communications.

The concept of an Academy of Clinical Excellence at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons was first proposed in 2011 by Dean Lee Goldman. In the spring of 2015 a 14 member committee was selected to consider on the feasibility of such an academy, to develop an organizational charter, and to plan for the process of receiving the first round of applicants to the Academy.

The purpose for the existence of the Academy of Clinical Excellence is to afford the clinical faculty who contribute to the P&S community predominantly through patient care a method of being recognized for the highest level of achievement. The Academy will allow clinical faculty to be honored by their peers for having met benchmark standards of excellence. One of the difficult aspects of formulating such an academy is developing agreed upon metrics for assessing clinical excellence and this topic has been the main agenda item for the deliberations of the founding committee for the Academy.

Each member of the Academy exhibits excellence in the following characteristics: reputation, communication and interpersonal skills, professionalism and humanism, diagnostic acumen, skillful negotiation of the health care system, knowledge, scholarly approach to clinical care, commitment to mentoring trainees and junior colleagues, and passion for clinical medicine.  

Mission

The Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Academy of Clinical Excellence exists to define, recognize, and perpetuate excellence in clinical care amongst the faculty and trainees. 

Vision

Through the establishment of an Academy of Clinical Excellence we will perpetuate the ability to offer exceptional clinical care to all patients for many generations to come.

 

ACE Master Clinician Mentorship Series

Please join us for the 2017-2018 ACE Master Clinician Mentorship Series. These sessions are designed specifically fro the needs of clinical faculty, to help them thrive and grow at the Columbia University Medical Ceneter. If you conside yourself a clinician or future clinican, please join us and learn what you can do to further your career, optimize your practice at Columbia, and meet like-minded peers.

Please find the schedule below and more information about each session can be found in the ACE News section. 

The Difficult and the VIP Patient

Philip Muskin, MD; Professor of Psychiatry at the Columbia University Medical Center

Friday October 13, 2017

Hammer Health Sciences Center, Room 301

Session 1: 8:00 am – 9:00 am 

Session 2: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Excellent Clinician’s Path in an Academic Environment

James McKiernan, MD; John K. Lattimer Professor of Urology; Chairman, Department of Urology 

Friday December 8, 2017

Location TBD

Session 1: 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Session 2: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm 

How to be a Successful Mentee

Susan Rosenthal, PhD, ABPP; Professor of Medical Psychology (in Pediatrics and Psychiatry)

Friday, January 19, 2018

Location TBD

Session 1: 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Session 2: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm 

Understanding the Relationship of the Hospital and the University

Jack Cioffi, MD; Jean and Richard Deems Professor of Ophthalmology and the Edward S. Harkness Professor of Ophthalmology; Chair, Department of Ophthalmology

Friday March 16, 2018

Location TBD

Session 1: 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Session 2: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm 

Leading a Multi-Disciplinary Team

Mathew Maurer, MD; Professor of Medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center

Date TBD May, 2018

Location TBD

Session 1: 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Session 2: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm 

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