Georgia Chapter Awards Descriptions
The Laureate Award honors those Fellows and Masters of the American College of Physicians who have demonstrated by their example and conduct an abiding commitment to excellence in medical care, education, or research, and in service to their community, their Chapter, and the American College of Physicians. This is the highest award bestowed by the chapter. Awards shall be made at the annual chapter meeting. The recipient of this award should accept this recognition in person, unless excused by the Governor. The recipient of this award is nominated by a process which can originate from the Awards Committee or any member of the Chapter. The nomination must document the personal attributes and accomplishments of the nominee. Awardees generally are senior physicians who have been Fellows for at least 15 to 20 years, with a long history of excellence and peer approval in the specialty of internal medicine. Additionally, they should have served their chapter with distinction or in some clearly definable manner. Exceptional circumstances may modify these requirements. The Georgia Chapter is pleased to honor Fellows and Masters who have been longstanding and loyal supporters of the American College of Physicians, have rendered distinguished service to the Chapter, and have upheld the high ideals and professional standards for which the American College of Physicians is known. Nominations for this award may come from any member of our organization and should be accompanied by at least one letter of support. Such nominations and letters of support should be sent to the Georgia Chapter ACP Office.
The American College of Physicians Georgia Chapter Leadership Award, established in 2003, honors key leaders whose contributions embody the core principles of ACP to enhance the quality and effectiveness of health care, public policy, and or medical education.. The Leadership recipient will receive the award at the annual state meeting and will be invited to speak on a subject related to the line of work that led to receiving the award. The recipient does not have to be a physician or resident of Georgia.
Volunteerism & Community Service Award
Community service is an important attribute of medical professionalism. The ACP Georgia Chapter wishes to annually recognize one member who demonstrates a significant and sustained commitment to the service of others at a local, state, national, or international level. The merits upon which a recipient is selected for this award are based not only on the significance of the contributions that the individual has made, but also on the degree to which the individual reflects and affirms the quality of selfless devotion to the welfare of others.
The J. Willis Hurst Outstanding Bedside Teacher Award
The J. Willis Hurst Bedside Teacher Award was established in 1991 to honor a Georgia member or Fellow in the College for his or her outstanding teaching activities, especially related to medical students and house staff. The award is named after J. Willis Hurst, M.D., MACP, and former Chair of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine, whose dedication to instilling principles of lifelong learning brought him worldwide recognition as a gifted and influential teacher.
Community-Based Teaching Award
The Community Based Teaching Award recognizes those physicians located throughout the medical community who volunteer their time, practice and knowledge to help prepare our medical students and residents for their future in medicine. The time spent with these special mentors provides excellent role modeling for students and residents as they begin to build the foundation of care and service they will provide to their future patients.
Mark Silverman Award
This award serves to recognize the nurturing attitude of a physician who has not only demonstrated excellence in bedside skills and teaching but has served as an inspiration for younger physicians to advance their knowledge and training in medicine as well as their involvement in the Georgia Chapter of the ACP.
Early Career Physician Award
The award recognizes outstanding achievement by a physician member who is within 16 years of graduating medical school and who is not an ACP Medical Student Member or Resident/Fellow Member. Nominees must meet these qualifications as of June 30th of each year considered. Areas of achievement may include leadership; academics, including publishing, teaching, and mentoring; and/or volunteerism. Established 2017.
Outstanding Resident in Volunteerism and Advocacy Award
The Outstanding Resident in Volunteerism and Advocacy Award was established in 2008 to recognize outstanding Internal Medicine residents in Georgia for their dedication to the service of others. Each Internal Medicine Residency Program is asked to nominate one (1) outstanding resident for this award. The merits upon which a recipient is selected for this award are based not only on the significance of the contributions, but also on the degree to which the individual reflects and affirms the quality of selfless devotion to the welfare of others.
Outstanding Medical Student in Volunteerism and Advocacy
The Outstanding Medical Student in Volunteerism and Advocacy Award was established in 2008 to recognize outstanding medical students in Georgia for dedication to the service of others. Each Medical School is asked to nominate one (1) outstanding medical student, preferably with an interest in Internal Medicine, for this award. The merits upon which a recipient is selected for this award are based not only on the significance of the contributions, but also on the degree to which the individual reflects and affirms the quality of selfless devotion to the welfare of others.