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Walter J. McDonald Award for Early Career Physicians

Established: 2003
In honor of: Dr. Walter J. McDonald, former Governor and Regent who served as Executive Vice President of the College from 1995 to 2002.

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.

Nominating and supporting letters should address:

  • What significant contributions has the nominee made to the areas of medicine and/or academics, including publishing, teaching, and mentoring; and/or volunteerism?
  • Did the achievements of this nominee merit local, state, national, or international recognition?

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