May 2, 2012:
Do you know a physician or lay individual who has made an extraordinary contribution to advancing the osteopathic medical profession? The AOA is now accepting nominations for the Distinguished Service Certificate, the association's highest honor.
To qualify for the Distinguished Service Certificate, nominees must have made outstanding contributions to the understanding and advancement of osteopathic medicine through research, education, financial aid or other areas that enable the profession to make a greater contribution to public health. Note that this award recognizes contributions to the overall profession, rather than local or regional efforts. Nominations must come from an osteopathic state, specialty or non-practice association, or from a college of osteopathic medicine.
Selection for the Distinguished Service Certificate will be based on nominees' contributions to the osteopathic profession in one or more of the following areas: