Cooper director of medical education receives national Graduate Medical Education Program Coordinator Excellence Award

Graceann Endicott, director of medical education in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Camden-based Cooper University Health Care, has received the prestigious Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s Debra L. Dooley GME Program Coordinator Excellence Award.

This year, Endicott was one of only five program coordinators in the nation to receive the award. According to the ACGME, the award is given to program coordinators in recognition of their in-depth understanding of the accreditation process, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and projects to improve graduate medical education programs.

“Grace is an essential member of our medical education team. She provides unprecedented support to our residents and fellows, assisting them to become successful physicians of the future,” Dr. Michael Chansky, chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Cooper University Health Care and professor of emergency medicine at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, said. “Grace is the best at what she does. Our entire team feels that Grace is well-deserving of this recognition, and we are proud to have her represent Cooper.”

Endicott joined Cooper in February 1983 and is the founding coordinator of the Emergency Medicine Residency Program, which was approved in March 1995. She is recognized at Cooper, locally, and nationally for her expertise in GME and development of innovative collaborative educational tools.

Endicott, along with other ACGME recipients, will be presented the award in March at the 2024 ACGME Annual Educational Conference in Orlando, Florida.