Arkansas PA of the Year - Call for Nominations
ARAPA's PA of the Year Award honors a physician assistant who has demonstrated exemplary service to the PA profession and the community they serve, while providing significant contributions to the overall healthcare of the citizens of Arkansas.
Nominees for PA of the Year should have a history of demonstrating exceptional service towards patients and/or the PA profession itself. Such PAs have gone beyond routine work in the practice or the hospital to increase patient’s access to care. In promoting the PA profession, the PA may be a leader in national, state or local organizations and institutes. The PA may have worked successfully with other healthcare providers to promote the PA as an integral member of the healthcare team. Nomination deadline: October 1st.
Nominees for PA of the Year can self nominate, or can be nominated by PAs, PA students, physicians, patients, friends, family members, colleagues or coworkers.
Eligibility:Potential recipient must be a fellow member of ARAPA in good standing for a minimum of two years whose contributions span the entire career of the individual.
Deadline for Nominations:Nominations for the award open July 1, and September 10 is the deadline for submitting nominations. The Awards Committee will select the PA of the Year recipient and notify him or her by September 20.
Award Ceremony:The PA of the Year Award recipient will be announced at the annual ARAPA CME Conference in September.
Nomination Criteria:The Awards Committee will consider the following criteria in selecting the PA of the Year.
- Evidence of commitment to the PA profession– How has this person demonstrated long-term commitment to the PA profession and to ARAPA during his or her career? This could include a description of volunteer service rendered to ARAPA, the AAPA, or another PA organization.
- Evidence of outreach to individual PAs, PA students, or aspiring PA students -How has this person reached out to individual PAs, PA students, or aspiring PAs? This could include examples of how he or she has been a mentor to other PAs, PA students, or students shadowing for future PA programs.
- Evidence of championing the PA cause– How has this person promoted the PA profession outside of their daily responsibilities as a PA? This could include activities in which he or she participates at the state, national, or local community level, including but not limited to activities such as mission trips, health fairs, church projects, or volunteer projects.