Oscar E. Edwards Memorial Award for Volunteerism and Community Service
In honor of: Dr. Oscar E. Edwards, former Governor and Regent of the College.
The award is bestowed upon an ACP Medical Student Member, Associate, Member, Fellow, or Master who has initiated or has been involved in volunteer programs or has provided volunteer service post-training. The service must have been performed on a completely voluntary basis and not for the completion of training or position requirements. Volunteer work must have been done as a physician or medical trainee and be medically related.
The Awards Committee welcomes supporting letters for the nominee from colleagues who have worked with the nominee in volunteer and community service, community leaders who have noted the impact of his/her service, and people who have benefited from his/her work.
Nominating and supporting letters should address:
- What have been the range and scope of the volunteer and community services undertaken by the nominee?
- Has the nominee been a leader in initiating, developing, or implementing volunteer programs?
- Have the nominee’s contributions been sustained over time?
- How have the characteristics of the nominee that have made him/her a role model inspired other physicians or medical trainees to participate in volunteer and community service?
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