SOURCE: AMA Foundation

AMA Foundation

October 16, 2012 18:26 ET

Honoring the Heroes of Medicine: AMA Foundation Accepting Nominations and Applications for the 10th Annual Excellence in Medicine Awards

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Oct 16, 2012) - The American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation recognizes the incredible efforts of physicians, residents and medical students who go beyond the call of duty to improve public health, provide care for people in need and serve as community leaders.

Each year, the AMA Foundation presents the Excellence in Medicine Awards, in association with Pfizer Inc., to acknowledge the everyday heroes who embody the highest values of the medical profession: altruism, public service and dedication to patient care.

Applications and nominations for the 2013 Excellence in Medicine Awards are now being accepted. Submissions are due November 16, 2012.

The Excellence in Medicine Awards program includes four categories that span the physician lifecycle:

  • Pride in the Profession Awards -- for physicians aiding underserved patients in the U.S.
  • Dr. Nathan Davis International Awards -- for physicians aiding an international population
  • Jack B. McConnell, MD, Awards -- for senior physicians improving access to care in the U.S.
  • Leadership Awards -- for medical students, residents, fellows and early-career physicians who demonstrate outstanding nonclinical leadership skills

The Excellence in Medicine Awards will be presented at a banquet on February 11, 2013, in Washington, D.C. Award recipients will receive travel expenses to attend the ceremony, and $2,500 grants will be provided to the awarded physicians' organizations.

Biographical videos featuring the 2012 Excellence in Medicine Award recipients can be found on YouTube.

Nominate the outstanding physician in your life, or encourage medical students and residents to apply. Please visit the AMA Foundation website, www.amafoundation.org, for more information.

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