The ACEP Section of Careers in Emergency Medicine is accepting nominations for two awards that will recognize physicians who have enjoyed long careers in emergency medicine.
The Longevity Award will recognize a physician with the longest active career in emergency medicine.
The Tenure Award is for the physician with the longest active career in the same emergency department.
Recognition will also be given to physicians who are still actively practicing emergency medicine after 20, 25, 30, and 35 years.
The deadline for applications is July 15, 2016. The award recipients will be recognized during the section meeting at ACEP16 in Las Vegas.
To be eligible for the awards, physicians must be current ACEP members and must have worked an average of 1,000 or more hours per year in emergency medicine practice or teaching. Hours for residency training and administration are not included.
Previous applicants may apply every year but may not win the same award within a five-year period. A full historical background must be included, along with a brief essay (300 words or fewer) about why the nominee made emergency medicine a career.
Nominations may be submitted to Tanya L. Downing, ACEP, P.O. Box 619911, Dallas, TX 75261-09911, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.