2019 VAPA Awards

Date: March 21, 2019 - May 1, 2019

PA of the Year

Purpose: To honor a PA in Virginia who has demonstrated exemplary service to the PA profession and their community, and has furthered the image of PAs.

Please follow the link to the Nomination form.

Entry/Nominations Procedure:

  1. The PA must be a current VAPA member in good standing for the last three years, who does not currently serve as a member of the VAPA Board of Directors.
  2. The PA must have demonstrated exemplary service to VAPA and shown leadership and been a mentor to others in the state.
  3. Self-nominations are permitted.

Nominations must be submitted no later than May 1, 2019.

 

Physician/PA Partnership of the Year

Purpose: This award will be presented to a Physician-PA team exemplifying the unique working relationship essential for excellent health care to patients and the community. The partnership will display evidence of collaboration, trust, collegiality, and mutual respect.

Please follow the link to the Nomination form.

Entry/Nominations Procedure:

  1. The PA must be a current VAPA member.
  2. Any individual may nominate a physician-PA team for this award.
  3. The team must have practiced together for a minimum of two years.
  4. There must be supporting evidence of the team’s interaction with patients (please cite letters from patients or staff.)
  5. There must be evidence of community involvement demonstrating the team approach to medicine in order to provide medical service to patients and their community that would not be possible if working alone.

Nominations must be submitted no later than May 1, 2019.

 

Preceptor of the Year

Purpose: This award recognizes a physician or PA preceptor whose qualities of leadership, professionalism, and dedication to quality care exemplify the physician/PA team concept.

Please follow the link to the Nomination form.

Entry/Nominations Procedure: Nominees may be either MDs, DOs or PAs working in the Commonwealth of Virginia who meet the following criteria:

  1. Must have knowledge and show support of the PA concept through direct professional involvement.
  2. Must have directly contributed to PA professional growth through formal or informal association with PAs in current medical practice.
  3. Must set high standards of conduct and ethical behavior in patient care.
  4. Should have distinguished himself and herself as highly supportive of PA students through his or her performance and contribution to the physician/PA team concept.

Nominations must be submitted no later than May 1, 2019.

 

PA Student of the Year

Purpose: This award will be presented to a PA student in good standing attending an accredited PA program.

Please follow the link to the Nomination form.

Entry/Nominations Procedure:

  1. The PA student must be a current VAPA member.
  2. Any individual may nominate a student; self-nominations are accepted.
  3. Submit one faculty reference from the student’s PA program.

Nominations must be submitted no later than May 1, 2019.

 

Humanitarian of the Year

Purpose: This award will honor a PA in Virginia who has demonstrated exemplary service to their community, and has made significant contributions to improving access and quality of healthcare to underserved patient populations.

Please follow the link to the Nomination form.

Entry/Nominations Procedure:

  1. The PA must be a current VAPA member in good standing for the last three years who does not currently serve as a member of the VAPA Board of Directors.
  2. The PA must have demonstrated exemplary service to VAPA and shown leadership and been a mentor to others in the state.
  3. Self-nominations are accepted.

Nominations must be submitted no later than May 1, 2019.