Through the Excellence in Medicine Awards, the AMA Foundation recognizes physicians who exemplify the highest values of volunteerism, community engagement, leadership and dedication to the care of underserved populations. The awards include:
The Dr. Debasish Mridha Spirit of Medicine Award for the Selfless Elimination of Human Suffering
Recognizes the work of a U.S. physician who has demonstrated altruism, compassion, integrity, leadership and personal sacrifice while providing quality health care to a destitute, distressed or marginalized population in an impoverished community.
The Dr. Nathan Davis International Award in Medicine
Recognizes physicians whose influence reaches the international patient population. By treating, educating or counseling patients beyond the U.S. border, these physicians have a positive impact on health care in the global arena.
The Jack B. McConnell, MD, Award for Excellence in Volunteerism
Recognizes the work of senior physicians who provide treatment to U.S. patients who lack access to health care. These physicians remain dedicated to the future of medicine through the spirit of volunteerism.
The Pride in the Profession Award
Honors physicians whose lives encompass the true spirit of being a medical professional—caring for people
Applications are now closed for the 2017 Excellence in Medicine Awards. Recipients will be invited to participate in programming during the 2017 AMA Annual Meeting.