Community Service Award
The American Medical Association Young Physicians Section invites you to submit nominations for the 2013 AMA-YPS Community Service Award. The AMA-YPS represents those physicians under 40 years of age or within the first eight (8) years of professional practice after residency and fellowship training.
Through its annual AMA-YPS Community Service Awards, the AMA-YPS strives not only to recognize and encourage excellence in community service activities carried out by young physicians, but also to stimulate similar efforts by other young doctors. The annual awards, which will be highly publicized, will underscore to the Federation and the community the significant accomplishments attained by young physicians who give of themselves to advance the well-being of others.
Examples of projects which may be submitted are as diverse as setting up free clinics, medical/legal clinics for the homeless, natural science ambassador projects, monthly health education cable TV or radio shows, preparticipation sports examinations for needy children, sample pharmaceuticals donated to clinics for the indigent, involvement in drug abuse prevention, anti-tobacco, or anti-domestic violence programs, volunteer activity at AIDS clinics, or involvement in medical missions.
Community service activities implemented as a medical society project OR by individual young physicians will be considered.
Community service activity must have occurred during 2012, OR the individual must have demonstrated a commitment to significant community service over a lifetime.
The AMA-YPS Governing Council will select the award recipients based on the following:
- Positive effect on a given community or population.
- Thoroughness of program/project planning and implementation.
- Completeness/comprehensiveness of information submitted.
Depending on the number and quality of the submissions, more than one award may be given.
Programs/projects must be submitted on an official AMA-YPS Community Service Award Nomination Form.
Self-nominations are encouraged.
Any organization or individual may submit more than one nomination.
All entries must be received by April 30, 2013.
Nomination form that can be submitted electronically.
For additional information contact AMA Department of Young Physician Services.