VCU/VCUHS Leadership in Graduate Medical Education “LGME” Award

"Program Coordinator Award"

Dr. Pam Adams-Lewis is the Program Coordinator for the Pathology Residency and Fellowships. Dr. Adams-Lewis received her undergraduate degree from the Virginia Union University, and Masters of Business in Health Service Administration and a Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Adams- Lewis has served as the program coordinator in pathology since 2016.

Dr. Adams-Lewis, known to many as Dr. PAL, is a high energy, dedicated, and enthusiastic program coordinator. One of the nomination letter writers reports “I have been involved with pathology graduate medical education for 37 years. Dr. PAL stands head and shoulders above anyone else who served as a program coordinator during that time. She is, in a word, AMAZING. . . . She has set a new standard for excellence in GME administration within the Department of Pathology. She is super organized, stays on top of all reporting deadlines, keeps abreast of all accreditation compliance requirements and changes and is a superuser of all relevant electronic systems.” Another letter writer goes on to say “Dr. Adams-Lewis has

consistently brought her unique skill set in graduate medical administration to improve our program’s organization and effectiveness, improving the trainee experience and making it easier for faculty to contribute and improve the clinical learning environment. I am immediately reminded of the time she devoted to an educational process improvement project, working with me to develop a novel tool for tracking and documenting resident accomplishments for more effective ACGME Pathology Milestones assessment for our Clinical Competency Committee.”

Dr. Adams-Lewis Chairs the VCUHS Program Coordinators’ Council as well as the Program Coordinators’ Professional Development Committee. She has been a major contributor to various informational projects directed toward GME at VCUHS such as the GME Executive Board Handbook. At the national level, she serves on the Nominating Committee for the Graduate Medical Education Administrators Section of the Association of Pathology Chairs.

We congratulate Dr. Adams-Lewis for winning the 2019 Leadership in Graduate Medical Education Award for Program Coordinators!