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About the Connecticut Chapter Awards
Connecticut Chapter Laureate Award
A prestigious honor bestowed at the local level and recognizes Fellows and Masters of the College 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, the Chapter, and the American College of Physicians. The awardee must be an active member, Fellow, or Master of the American College of Physicians in Connecticut.
Henry Gift Distinguished Internist Award
Volunteerism and Community Service Award
Recognizes an internal medicine physician whose volunteer efforts have made a substantial and enduring contribution to his/her local community, to the country, or internationally. The volunteer efforts must be entirely separate from his/her paid employment and generally represent years of commitment with demonstrable and positive outcomes. The awardee must be an active member, Fellow, or Master of the American College of Physicians in Connecticut..
George F. Thornton Teaching Award
Recognizes a physician with a career distinguished by involvement and excellence in medical education. Typically this individual is involved with medical students and/or internal medicine residents but a history of peer-teaching with involvement in continuing medical education would be considered. The awardee must be an active member, Fellow, or Master of the American College of Physicians in Connecticut.
Early Career Physician Teaching Award
Recognizes an early career physician (within 16 years of medical school graduation) who has distinguished themself as a notably outstanding educator of medical students and/or internal medicine residents. This individual must be the equivalent of Associate Professor or junior, be a member or fellow of the CT Chapter ACP, and exhibit a career to date that is demonstrably focused on medical education. Support statements for this award from trainees taught by this individual are highly desirable.
Legislator/Public Servant of the Year Award
Reognizes a Connecticut legislator or other public servant (elected or appointed) who has demonstrated leadership and strong advocacy in areas of legislation or public policy, consistent with ACP policies, to improve healthcare delivery to our patients and to enable our physicians to more effectively perform the work necessary to deliver the care. The Awardee need not be a physician or a member of the American College of Physicians.
Rosemarie L. Fisher Female Physician Leadership Award
Honors outstanding female physician leaders who have made significant contributions to the science and/or practice of internal medicine, medical education or medical leadership, thus serving as exemplary role models for other female physicians. The overall objective of the Award is to highlight the contributions of women in internal medicine and to promote role models who will motivate the next generation of female physician leaders. The awardee must be an active member, Fellow, or Master of the American College of Physicians in Connecticut.
Chapter Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Award
Recognizes individuals who excel in meeting one or more of the following criteria:
- Promote physician diversity and inclusion with outstanding achievements in mentoring, leadership development, and role modeling for physicians or medical students from diverse and/or under-represented populations.
- Develop and lead effective initiatives to integrate diversity and inclusion across the CT ACP Chapter's governance and membership AND ensure that those strategies are responsive to the changing environment and demographics.
- Organize events that promote professional development, foster diversity and involvement in CT ACP Chapter activities, and increase the value of ACP membership for Connecticut’s diverse physician and medical student population.
- The awardee must be an active member, Fellow, or Master of the American College of Physicians in Connecticut