OAFP asks for nominations for family physician of year

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COLUMBUS -- The Ohio Academy of Family Physicians (OAFP)is now accepting nominations from the public for its 2013 Family Physician of the Year award.

From the nominees, the OAFP Awards Selection Committee will select a family physician recipient who meets the following preliminary criteria: Is currently a member of the OAFP; is currently in practice; has at least 10 years of post-residency experience; possesses high professional standards; provides high quality, family-centered care; is involved in the community.

In addition to the preliminary criteria, each nominee will be judged on their contributions to the community, demonstration of beyond-the-call-of-duty merit, encouragement of fellow OAFP members and/or students to pursue the principles of family medicine, and conveyance of the ideals of family medicine to the community.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, April 5. The public is invited to send letters of nomination to: OAFP Awards Selection Committee, Attn. Events & PR Coordinator Kaitlin Smith, Ohio Academy of Family Physicians, 4075 North High St., Columbus, OH 43214-3296; Fax: 614-267-9191; or email: ksmith@ohioafp.org. To verify if a family physician is a member of the OAFP, nominators may send an email to ksmith@ohioafp.org or call 800-742-7327.

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