MdAPA Annual Awards
Each year MdAPA announces a call for nominations for a variety of awards to recognize Maryland PA professionals for their contributions and outstanding dedication to the healthcare industry. Selection criteria for each award was updated and approved in 2021. MdAPA members are welcome to nominate an individual for one of the following awards each year. Click on an award to review the selection criteria or download the following document, MdAPA Awards Criteria document.
For more information or to nominate an individual, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Annual Award Opportunities
Humanitarian and Service Award
“Rising Star” Early Career Award
Evie Wollman Memorial Scholarship Application
(Applications are closed for 2022; congratulations to our recipient, Kate Allen!)
The MdAPA PA of the Year is presented to a PA who has recently gone above and beyond the call of duty in their service to their patients, community, and the profession.
This award honors a PA-Physician team that exemplifies the unique relationship of trust and mutual respect that is essential to the team-based approach to healthcare. This collaboration allows both the PA and the physician to provide greater care than either one would be able to do alone. Further the physician must demonstrate a commitment to the PA profession via actions that advocate for and empower PAs to work to the fullest scope of practice
· Preference for nomination by a current MdAPA member
This award recognizes a PA who has demonstrated praiseworthy behavior in his/her role as a PA educator. The PA selected for this award exhibits behavior and traits which reflect favorably on him/herself and on the PA profession. Through designation of the title “MdAPA PA Educator of the Year,” the academy seeks not only to honor the individual PA but also to provide an example to the public and healthcare community of a PA who promotes and excels in the education of PAs.
“PA educator” is a broad term which includes but is not limited to: PA program faculty, student preceptors, and unofficial mentors in the workplace
Preference will be given to those educating PAs, but may extend their educator role to other healthcare professions as well
The MdAPA Humanitarian & Service Award seeks to recognize a PA who has shown incredible service to the community, providing care to the most vulnerable and underserved populations, and/or populations in crisis. This service may have been provided anywhere inside or outside of the United States, but no matter the location, there is a clear dedication to human rights and expanding access to care.
“RISING STAR” EARLY CAREER AWARD
The MdAPA “Rising Star” Early Career Award recognizes a PA who has proven themselves exemplary in the first 1 to 3 years of their practicing PA career. This can be through any combination of the following:
This award recognizes a PA who has exhibited the highest professional qualities both as a PA in general and through involvement with MdAPA or other state organizations during their lifetime. This award is open to all MdAPA members. The nominee must be in good standing with Maryland Board of Physicians and have shown commitment to AAPA statement of values
Candidate has demonstrated consistent adherence to the highest principles of PA practice over a significant amount of their professional lifetime. Evidence should include as many of the following as possible:
Candidate has shown significant involvement with MdAPA or other state organizations over a lengthy amount of time. Evidence may include any of the following:
Candidate has shown intellectual or educational achievement as a PA. Evidence may include the following:
EVIE WOLLMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
Evie Wollman was one of the first PAs in the state of Maryland. She was a pioneer with a positive attitude and great work ethic. Unfortunately, she lost her battle with cancer at a young age. A scholarship was funded in her honor because of her passion for PA education and the PA profession. The MdAPA Board of Directors and general membership continue to fund the scholarship to memorialize Evie and keep her spirit alive in the PA community.
Eligibility:i) Second year PA student
Documentation for the following 5 components to be considered for this scholarship:
I. Personal Information (type or print legibly):
MAPA number (or note application submission):
Alternate phone number:
Maryland residency duration (years/months):
Anticipated Graduation Date:
II. Official Transcript:
Please submit an official* transcript from the Physician Assistant Program/institution in which you are enrolled. *An unofficial can be sent with application if this is pending, but must be received prior to submission deadline.
III. Community Service/Volunteer
Please provide the name of the organization where the community service/volunteerism was performed below:
In 500 words or less (typed, double-spaced), please describe the impact of your first year of PA school on your view of modern medical practice or the PA profession. Please enclose this narrative as a separate sheet of paper in the application, but do NOT place any personal identifying information on the page to ensure anonymity amongst committee reviewers.
V. Letter of Good Reference &
Please enclose a letter of reference and good standing on PA Program official letterhead from the Program Director or Senior Faculty in your program.