Background: Here is an outstanding opportunity to recognize your hard working colleagues, peers and/or staff members. Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS) acknowledges the abilities of many outstanding military/federal healthcare individuals each year through the distinguished Awards Program. AMSUS is for all health providers, not just surgeons as the name implies.
As a member of federal healthcare, you are in a unique position to nominate a deserving individual for a competitive AMSUS award. So many individuals do outstanding work in their fields, yet are never recognized publicly for their work. This is your opportunity to see that recognition is given. The process is not difficult and has been simplified for this year. If you know of someone who should receive recognition, and whose work qualifies them for one of the AMSUS awards, please make time to submit a nomination. Details can be found in these documents:
Nominations will be accepted from 15 May to 30 June, however three of the awards must be submitted via the Navy Surgeon General. These awards are the “Rising Star”, the “Lifetime Achievement”, and the “Force Health Protection”. Nominations for these three awards must be submitted using the attached Premier Award application via email to CAPT Toni Bowden (contact info in the global) no later than 14 June 2019. Nominations also require a biography or CV and letter of recommendation from the individual’s supervisor, with commanding officer approval.
The other 15 Individual Professional Awards can be nominated by anyone and uploaded directly to the AMSUS website. These award recommendations must have a biography or CV (no greater than 3 pages) and letter of recommendation from the individual’s supervisor, with commanding officer approval.
Essay awards are submitted directly by the author through the AMSUS website.