State academy requests nominations for Family Physician of the Year award

Staff report

The Ohio Academy of Family Physicians is now accepting nominations from the public for its 2016 Family Physician of the Year award.

From the nominees, the OAFP Awards Selection Workgroup 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

* Is an outstanding family physician role model

* Possesses high professional standards and service orientation

* Provides high quality, family-centered, continuing health care

* Is active in the community, education, or other public affairs.

The deadline for nominations is April 1. Nominations can be submitted online at and letters of nomination can be sent to:

OAFP Awards Selection Workgroup

Attn: Director of Communications Megan Smith

Ohio Academy of Family Physicians

4075 North High St.

Columbus, OH 43214-3296

Fax: (614) 267-9191

Email: [email protected]

To verify if a family physician is a member of the OAFP, nominators may email Smith or call (800) 742-7327.

The 2016 Family Physician of the Year will be recognized during OAFP’s Academy Awards Dinner on Aug. 13, at Columbus Marriott Northwest in Dublin.

Staff report