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Awards

Family Physician of the Year

Each year the Wisconsin Academy presents the Family Physician of the Year award to recognize a physician who exemplifies the tradition of the "Family Doctor."

Nominees are evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Provides his/her community with compassion, comprehensive and caring medical service on a continual basis
  • Is directly and effectively involved in community affairs and in activities that enhance quality of life
  • Provides a credible and amiable role model as a healer and human being to his/her community, and as a professional in the science and art of medicine to colleagues, other health professionals, and to young physicians in training and medical students
  • Demonstrates a balance between career and family
  • Is a member, in good standing, of the Academy

Individuals are encouraged to send letters of nomination to the Wisconsin Academy describing why their family physician should receive the Family Physician of the Year award. This allows patients to recognize the excellent services provided by their family physician.

The Family Physician of the Year for Wisconsin may also be nominated for the American Academy of Family Physicians National Family Physician of the Year award.

Wisconsin's Family Physician of the Year will be honored at a time and location of their convenience.

The 2017 winners have been selected.

Per WAFP policy, current members of the Board of Directors may not be considered for a WAFP award while on the Board. If nominated, Board members will be considered for the award after the completion of their Board terms.

Family Medicine Educator of the Year

Each year the Wisconsin Academy presents the Family Medicine Educator of the Year award to recognize a physician who exemplifies the tradition of "Physician as Teacher".

Nominees are evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Recognized by peers , residents and students for excellence in teaching, and is compassionate to patients as well as to those he/she is teaching
  • Is directly and effectively involved in community affairs and in activities that enhance quality of life
  • Provides a credible role model as a healer and human being to his/her community, and as a professional in the science and art of medicine to colleagues, other health professionals, to young physicians in training and medical students
  • Is a member in good standing of the Academy


Wisconsin's Family Medicine Educator of the Year will be honored at a time and location of their convenience.

The 2017 winners have been selected.

Per WAFP policy, current members of the Board of Directors may not be considered for a WAFP award while on the Board. If nominated, Board members will be considered for the award after the completion of their Board terms.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians Lifetime Acheivement Award

Nominees are evaluated based on the following criteria:

The Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians is accepting nominations for the WAFP Lifetime Achievement Award. The family physician selected for this distinguished award will have a long-standing dedication to furthering the specialty of Family Medicine through excellence in care, community engagement and support of new physicians in the specialty.

  • Active or Life Member in good standing with the WAFP
  • At least 25 years of membership in the Wisconsin chapter
  • Significant impact on Family Medicine as a specialty
  • Impact on Family Medicine in the community
  • Impact on the Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians
  • Lifetime involvement in local, state and/or national Academy and/or WAFP-Foundation activities
  • Provides compassionate and comprehensive health care service on a continuing basis
  • Demonstrates community involvement through activities that enhance quality of life
  • Exemplifies a credible role model as a professional in the science and art of medicine
  • Fosters the development and/or recruitment of new physicians in Family Medicine
  • Demonstrates a balance between career and family

To nominate an individual for this award, please provide the following information:

  • Nominees name and address; business phone and email are optional
  • Award for which the individual is being nominated
  • A few paragraphs describing why you believe the individual is a good candidate
  • Any supporting materials such as newspaper articles, etc. (optional)

WAFP members are encouraged to email Brandon their letters of recommendation and supporting documents describing why their nominee should receive the WAFP Lifetime Achievement Award.

The 2017 winners have been selected.

Per WAFP policy, current members of the Board of Directors may not be considered for a WAFP award while on the Board. If nominated, Board members will be considered for the award after the completion of their Board terms.

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