AWARDS


Paul W. Myers Award

Named after former surgeon general, Lieutenant General (Dr.) Paul W. Myers, this award honors an outstanding physician assistant educator (Dr, NP, or PA) who distinguished themselves by enhancing the clinical learning of PAs.


Douglas Webb Excellence Award

Named in honor of Lt Col (Ret) Douglas Webb. This award honors a recipient with up to 4 years of experience as an Air Force physician assistant, who has demonstrated exemplary service to the Air Force PA profession. This service may be exhibited through leadership, quality patient care, community service and commitment to advancement of the PA profession.


Major Michael Rabener

Jerrold L. Wheaton Award

This award honors a recipient with greater than 4 years of experience as an Air Force physician assistant, who has demonstrated outstanding service to the Air Force PA profession. This service may include accomplishments in mentorship, leadership, quality patient care, community and volunteer service, education and commitment to the advancement of the PA profession. Named after Col (ret) Jerrold L. Wheaton, an aeromedical physician credited with setting up the original Air Force Physician Assistant program in Sheppard AFB, TX. This award honors....


Tony DiTommaso Clinical Publishing Award

Named after Tony DiTommaso, a steadfast advocate for the Society of Air Force PAs, this award honors the physician assistant author who has published an exceptional clinical or research article within the previous calendar year, contributing to the education and advancement of the PA profession. Authors who have contributed to the Towner-Schafer Report are included as automatic nominees for this award.

All Nominees

All nominees (except for the Paul W. Myers Award), must be current SAFPA members, in good standing.

Nominations shall be submitted on a Word document, in a paragraph format similar to an Air Force Commendation Medal or Meritorious Service Medal, with a maximum of 14 lines. The final sentence of the nomination should summarize why the nominee should be selected for the award.

Nomination submissions must be received by the SAFPA President-Elect, Maj Rodney Ho no later than February 1, 2018. Please email to: [email protected] or [email protected] Award winners will announced during the SAFPA General Membership Dinner on February 21, 2018.

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