The search for Pennsylvania’s top physician volunteer is on! The Pennsylvania Medical Society is now accepting nominations for its 2017 Physician Award for Voluntary Service, a statewide award program to recognize a physician who has gone above the call of duty to aid his or her community through volunteerism.
Nominations for the award are now being accepted at www.pamedsoc.org/Awards.
According to Chuck Cutler, MD, president of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, Pennsylvania physicians have a long history of volunteering their medical skills through clinics, outreach organizations, charity groups, and other avenues.
“Whether the physician is volunteering as a team doctor for a youth soccer program or taking their skills to free clinics in underserved areas, we want to hear about it,” says Dr. Cutler, who in the past has volunteered with domestic violence prevention groups and smoke-free organizations.
According to Marty Raniowski, executive vice president at the Pennsylvania Medical Society, a committee of physicians will review all nominations and choose the most outstanding physician volunteer of 2017. Nominations will be accepted online from state and county medical societies, peers, and patients.
“We plan to announce the top volunteer of 2017 during late summer and recognize the winner in October with a special presentation,” Raniowski says.
To qualify for the award, those nominated must have provided services outside employment without any compensation. Volunteer efforts must have occurred in Pennsylvania, and physicians must be a member of PAMED.
Nominations will be accepted until April 14.