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Nominations for ACP's 1998 awards and new Masters due July 1

From the June 1997 ACP Observer, copyright 1997 by the American College of Physicians.

The ACP's Awards Committee invites you to nominate internists you would like to see recognized. The deadline for nominations for the 1998 selection is July 1, 1997.

Each year, the College bestows 11 awards and a number of Masterships during the Convocation ceremonies at the Annual Session (see College announces 12 award winners for 1997). These awards recognize the accomplishments of distinguished individuals in a wide variety of areas, including the practice of medicine, teaching and research.

Nominations from the membership ensure that qualified individuals from all areas of the country are considered for awards. The Awards Committee is seeking particular help in submitting nominations for practicing physicians. This year, we are introducing the Outstanding Volunteer Clinical Teacher Award to honor Fellows of the College who have consistently volunteered their services to teach medical students and residents. We also would like you to consider younger physicians who have not achieved national recognition for their achievements for the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Awards.

To consider a nominee, the Awards Committee must receive a letter of nomination and five detailed letters of support that specify why a candidate is being nominated for an award or Mastership. Please include the candidate's complete mailing address and phone number, as well as a full curriculum vitae and complete bibliography. All material must be submitted by July 1, and a separate letter for each nominee is required.

Here is a list of each award that briefly states the purpose of each:

John Phillips Memorial Award—Distinguished contributions in clinical medicine.

James D. Bruce Memorial Award—Distinguished contributions in preventive medicine.

Alfred Stengel Memorial Awards—Outstanding service to the American College of Physicians. (Recipient must be a previously or newly elected Master.)

American College of Physicians Awards—Distinguished contributions in science as related to medicine.

Edward R. Loveland Memorial Award—Distinguished contributions in the health field.

William C. Menninger Memorial Award—Distinguished contributions to the science of mental health.

Distinguished Teacher Award—Distinguished and outstanding contributions as a teacher (Recipient must be a previously or newly elected Master.)

Outstanding Volunteer Clinical Teacher Award—Distinguished and outstanding contributions as a volunteer teacher (Recipient must be a Fellow.)

Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Awards

#1. To the physician-scientist, clinician, or scientific group whose recent innovative work is making a notable contribution to improve clinical care in the field of internal medicine.

#2. To the individual or organization whose recent original approach in the delivery of health care or on the design of facilities for its delivery will increase its clinical and/or economic effectiveness.

Ralph O. Claypoole Sr. Memorial Award—Given to an outstanding practitioner of internal medicine.

Nicholas E. Davies Memorial Scholar Award—Given for outstanding contributions to humanism in medicine.


Masters of the American College of Physicians shall have been Fellows who, because of personal character, positions of honor and influence, eminence in practice or in medical research, are recommended by the Awards Committee to the Board of Regents.

Confidential nominations should be sent to: Awards Committee, Jean Elliott, Administrator—Membership, American College of Physicians, Independence Mall West, 6th Street at Race, Philadelphia, Pa. 19106-1572. Please contact Mr. Elliott at College headquarters at 800-523-1546, ext. 2692 or 215-351-2692 for additional information.

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