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  • Nominations Due May 30 for PA of the Year Award

    At its May 4 meeting, NCAPA’s Board of Directors unanimously approved plans for a “PA of the Year” award. The award honors a physician assistant who has demonstrated exemplary service to the PA profession and the community, and who has furthered the image of the physician assistant profession while providing significant contributions to the health of the citizens of North Carolina.

    May 30 is the deadline for 2013 nominations. Any NCAPA member may submit a nomination via the online form. Self-nominations will be accepted.

    Nominations should include a written rationale detailing how the nominee meets the award criteria and why he or she is deserving of the award.

    To be eligible for the PA of the Year award, an individual must be a Fellow Member of NCAPA in good standing for a minimum of five years and be licensed by the NC Medical Board. Characteristics by which nominees will be judged include:

    1. Evidence of recognition by all segments of the PA profession and others in the community.
    2. Evidence of commitment to the PA profession.
    3. Evidence of championing the PA cause.
    4. Evidence of outreach to individual PAs and PA students.
    5. Evidence of writing or speaking skills.

    The Awards Committee (three Directors-at-Large and two NCAPA members appointed by the President) will review all nominations and select the PA of the Year recipient no later than June 15.  The recipient will be notified of the award no later than July 1.

    The 2013 PA of the Year award recipient will be honored at the NCAPA 2013 Summer Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC with a special ceremony on Sunday, August 18. In addition to a plaque, the recipient will receive a complimentary conference registration and one night’s lodging associated with attending the awards presentation.  Plans also include placing a permanent plaque at the Stead Center where the name of each year’s recipient will be added annually.

    For more information, contact Lee Busselman, NCAPA Member Services Coordinator (phone 919.479.1995; email lee.busselman@ncapa.org).

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