This award acknowledges Missouri Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) members who deserve recognition of exemplary teaching skills, as well as individuals who have implemented outstanding educational programs and/or developed innovative teaching models.

The deadline for nominations is April 30. To ensure your nominee is eligible for this award, please review the judging criteria, eligibility requirements, and limitations below BEFORE completing the nomination form.
Eligibility Requirements
  1. Be in active practice
  2. Spend at least 50 percent of his/her time in the academic setting
  3. Be a MAFP member in good standing
  4. Be board certified in family medicine and/or an AAFP Fellow
  5. Be in academics at least ten years since completing residency training
Nomination and Selection Process
  1. Completed nomination form
  2. A current Curriculum Vitae (four-page maximum)
  3. A minimum of three and a maximum of five letters of recommendation. At least two of the letters of recommendation must be submitted from individuals who are current or former students/residents who have been taught by the nominee
  4. A recent head-and-shoulders photo of the nominee
Judging Criteria
  • The MAFP Member Services Commission will select finalists from all nominations.
  • The MAFP Member Services Commission shall review all finalists’ materials and select the top candidate to present to the MAFP Board of Directors for final approval.
  • Nominees with incomplete packages will not be considered.
  • Recognized for exemplary teaching skills and outstanding progression of abilities over several years by medical students, residents, or peers; or
  • Developed and implemented innovative curriculum, teaching model(s), or program(s) in a variety of educational spheres.
MAFP reserves the right to use discretion whether or not to award a nominee annually.

Submit the nomination form by completing the following online form and upload supporting materials or send to MAFP Staff; fax to (573) 635-0148; or mail to 722 West High Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101.