Want to positively influence the future of health care for patients and the community by becoming a recognized leader in the profession? An American Medical Association Foundation program offers training to hone your skills as part of its Leadership Award program. Apply for a Leadership Award by March 14.
Each year, the AMA Foundation honors a select group of young physicians, residents, and medical students who exemplify the profession's highest values: altruism, leadership, and dedication to improving public health. Applicants must demonstrate outstanding leadership in advocacy, community service, public health, and/or education.
"As future physicians, I think we all try to be advocates for our patients, to serve our communities, and to shape the future health care environment," said 2013 Leadership Award winner and TMA member Justin Berk, a third-year medical student at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. "Most of the recipients of this award recognized the overlap in these services and worked hard to be good physician leaders. I hope to be a leader in my community, to serve as an advocate for my patients, and to mobilize my peers to be politically active."
Leadership Award winners will be honored at the Excellence in Medicine Awards ceremony during the AMA Annual Meeting in June and will be invited to attend leadership development training. Recipients will be reimbursed for travel and hotel accommodations to attend the awards ceremony and leadership training.
Action, Feb. 3, 2014