The TMA Award for Excellence in Academic Medicine recognizes teaching physicians who are clinicians and have a record of TMA leadership, scholarly activity, mentoring, professional development, advocacy, and community service. If this sounds like you, TMA encourages you to apply for this award created for doctors like you.
"TMA is eager to recognize our physicians who are consummate teachers, role models, and medical professionals," said David P. Wright, MD, chair of the TMA Council on Medical Education. "These awards underscore their value in preparing the future physician workforce and as leaders within TMA and their communities."
The program has four recognition levels: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. Eligibility criteria increase for each level. Bronze, Silver, and Gold levels are self-nominating, and all who meet the criteria will receive recognition. A selection committee of TMA member physicians chooses the sole Platinum-level winner each year from among Gold-level recipients. Gold-level recipients remain eligible for the annual Platinum award for three years, with no need to reapply during that period.
All award recipients receive a printed certificate and recognition by the TMA Council on Medical Education and Subcommittee for Academic Physicians at that year's TexMed meeting. The Platinum winner also receives a $5,000 cash award. In addition, winners are recognized in TMA's award-winning newsmagazine, Texas Medicine, and monthly e-newsletter, It's Academic, and in the Handbook for Delegates at the TMA House of Delegates' annual meeting.
You can download applications Oct. 1 through Dec. 6 at www.texmed.org/AcademicAward/. The deadline to apply is Dec. 6, 2013.
If you have questions, email Jennifer McHaney at TMA or call her at (800) 880-1300, ext. 1451, or (512) 370-1451.
Action, Oct. 1, 2013