Cooper University Health Care Director of Medical Education Receives National Graduate Medical Education Program Coordinator Excellence Award

Graceann Endicott

(CAMDEN, NJ) – Graceann Endicott, director of Medical Education in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Cooper University Health Care, has received the prestigious Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s (ACGME) Debra L. Dooley GME Program Coordinator Excellence Award.

This year, Endicott was one of only five program coordinators in the nation to receive the Debra L. Dooley GME Program Coordinator Excellence 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,” said Michael E. Chansky, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Cooper University Health Care and professor of Emergency Medicine at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. “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.

Cooper University Health Care and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) offer 22 residency and 31 fellowship training programs, with 71 program leaders and 466 trainees. The Emergency Medicine Residency is a three-year program that teaches physicians the basic skills and essential knowledge necessary to build a strong foundation in emergency medicine. Cooper’s Emergency Medical Services Fellowship is a one-year, ACGME-accredited training program that prepares physicians for the practice of emergency medical services (EMS), a clinical specialty that includes the care of patients in all environments outside of traditional medical care facilities such as clinics, offices, and hospitals.

About Cooper University Health Care

Cooper University Health Care, with its MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper and affiliation with Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, is a leading academic health system. Cooper has nearly 10,000 team members including 1,600 nurses, and more than 900 employed physicians and more than 500 advanced practice providers. Cooper University Hospital has been recognized as a top-performing regional hospital by U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-2024 Best Hospitals annual survey.

Cooper has revenues of more than $2 billion and has an “A-” rating from S&P Global Ratings and “A3” rating from Moody’s Investors Service. Cooper University Hospital is the only Level 1 Trauma Center in South Jersey and the busiest in the region.  Nearly two million patients are served annually at Cooper’s 663-bed flagship hospital, outpatient surgery center, three urgent care centers, and more than 100 ambulatory offices throughout the community. Cooper has been named as one of America’s Best Employers by Forbes for three consecutive years.

The Cooper Health Sciences campus in Camden, New Jersey, is home to Cooper University Hospital, MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper, and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. Visit to learn more.


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