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Ralph O. Claypoole Sr. Memorial Award for Devotion of a Career in Internal Medicine to the Care of Patients

Established: 1979
In honor of: The late Ralph O. Claypoole Sr., first administrator of the College’s membership insurance programs

The award is given to an outstanding practitioner of internal medicine who has devoted his or her career to the care of patients. The practitioner must be a clinician who is highly respected by his or her peers and colleagues for clinical skills and who has been a role model as a member of a clinical faculty of a department of medicine.

Nominating and supporting letters should address:

  • In what way has this physician demonstrated excellence in and devotion to the clinical care of patients? Did the contributions of this nominee merit local, state, national, or international recognition?
  • How have the characteristics of the nominee that have made him/her a role model influenced your approach to clinical care?
  • For letters of support from patients, please describe how this physician made a difference in your care and what makes him or her unique compared with other practitioners from whom you have received care.

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