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Jordan Fieldman, MD, Award

Criteria for Jordan Fieldman, MD, Award

The Jordan Fieldman, MD, Resident and Fellow Section Award was established in the name of a very distinguished colleague of ours whose time in this world was all too short. Dr. Jordan Fieldman was an outstanding physician and deeply concerned with helping his patients and making the world of medicine a better place. He was a strong advocate for what he believed in and was a strong force within the AMA-RFS assembly. Unfortunately, Jordan lost his battle with cancer in June 2004 and can no longer be with us. We hope that by establishing this award, we can continue to create physicians like Dr. Fieldman and give them the skills and means to do so.

The Jordan Fieldman, MD, Award is sponsored by the AMA Resident and Fellow Section in association with the AMA Foundation. He or she must be a first time delegate to the AMA-RFS and from a state or district that does not have the funds to support resident/fellow travel to AMA-RFS meetings. The award money will cover resident travel to both the Annual and Interim meeting during the year of the award and necessary expenses while attending these meetings. This award will give a young doctor an opportunity that he or she may otherwise never be able to experience. We feel that by attending meetings, awardees will become more aware of important medical and patient care issues and will be more able to advocate for what is important to your patients and the medical field at large.

The Awardee must be:

  • A first-time delegate or attendee to the AMA-RFS meetings
  • From a state or district that does not have funding available to support resident or fellow travel to attend the AMA-RFS Meetings
  • Interested and active in patient advocacy efforts
  • Involved in organized medicine

The Awardee must:

  • Submit the application along with a current curriculum vitae and (1) letter of recommendation in support of your application
  • Submit two short essays (each less than 300 words) describing (1) your interest in advocacy and previous advocacy efforts as well as (2) your reasons for wishing to attend the AMA-RFS meetings
  • Submit all application materials prior to deadline

Jordan Fieldman, MD Award application

Award winners will be chosen by the AMA-RFS Governing Council. The winner will be funded for travel to the AMA-RFS Annual and Interim neetings for the year in which they were selected. For more information please contact the AMA-RFS at rfs@ama-assn.org or (312) 464-4978.