Tom Epplin-Zapf, Mgr, Clinical Education/Quality with Julie Trott, Director of IONM Education

The SpecialtyCare is proud to announce that our IONM training program has been selected as the recipient of the Malcolm Knowles Award for outstanding adult education program leadership, given annually by the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE). Julie Trott, MS, CNIM, Director of IONM Education, received the award on October 10, at the AAACE conference in St. Louis. 

This award honors the legacy of Malcolm Knowles, a major influencer in the practice of adult and continuing education. According to AAACE, the award “recognizes teams or individuals for outstanding leadership to programs, in accordance with andragogical processes, that demonstrate particular effectiveness, relevancy, creativity, immediacy, institutional cooperation or collaboration, and legislative impact.” 

SpecialtyCare’s Surgical Neurophysiologist I program has achieved many milestones since its inception in 2013, including formal recognition from ABRET in 2017 and graduating over 100 students. 

During the award presentation, Julie Trott remarked, “Malcolm Knowles’ legacy and this award from AAACE is very important to SpecialtyCare and what we stand for. External recognition for our efforts and our dedication to producing highly competent and critically thinking clinicians help us set the right example for what training should look like in our field.”

Kristina Young, Director of SNI Training added, “It’s an honor that our training program has received this prestigious award. I am proud to collaborate with this team in successfully introducing IONM to so many.”

Click HERE to read the AAACE press release.