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Dr. Carol Carraccio wins 2020 Hubbard Award

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 14:15

Dr. Carol CarraccioCarol Carraccio, MD, the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Vice President for Competency-Based Medical Education, has received the 2020 John P. Hubbard Award, presented annually by the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME). She shares the award with Rebecca Lipner, PhD, Senior Vice President for Assessment and Research at the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Created in 1983, the award is given annually to individuals who make outstanding contributions to the pursuit of excellence in the field of evaluation in medicine.

NBME said that the Hubbard Award Selection Committee chose Dr. Carraccio in recognition of her "significant, innovative, and sustained contributions to Milestones and Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs). Carraccio is a leader in the development and implementation of each.”

Former Hubbard awardee, Cees Van der Vleuten, PhD, calls Dr. Carraccio “a visionary leader.” In NBME’s announcement, he wrote: “Dr. Carraccio embraced competency-based medical education directly from the start, and conceptually as well as pragmatically advances assessment to match this major shift in education. She holds numerous leadership roles, both within and outside her specialty. Her impact on educational practice always connects to scholarly work, and her constant productivity in research is impressive. Dr. Carraccio’s papers have significant international impact.”

The Hubbard Award is the latest in a list of honors Dr. Carraccio has achieved. Others include:

  • American Academy of Pediatrics’ Education Award
  • Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s Parker J. Palmer “Courage to Teach” Award
  • Association of Pediatric Program Directors’ Walter W. Tunnessen Jr., MD Award
  • Federation of Pediatric Organizations’ Joseph St. Geme, Jr. Leadership Award

“Carol has now won the highest awards from all major medical education and pediatric organizations,” said ABP President and CEO David G. Nichols, MD, MBA. “No one that I know of in medical education or pediatrics can match this record of accomplishment. She has an inspiring passion and innovative spirit that has changed the direction of medical education. The ABP has been supremely fortunate to have her in our midst these many years.”