CMA is seeking nominations for its Annual Awards. These awards are presented in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates in October. Each award recognizes special contributions to an aspect of CMA membership and/or the practice of medicine.
2021 COMPASSIONATE SERVICE AWARD
This award best illustrates the association’s commitment to community and charity care.
Nomination eligibility: Active physicians or physician organizations who have demonstrated a history of providing charity or donated care to communities within the state of California. The selection process will focus heavily on services donated by physicians, or organizations, to the indigent or services rendered to charitable groups. Awardee receives $1,000 stipend and recognition plaque.
2021 DEV A. GNANADEV MEMBERSHIP AWARD
This award demonstrates a special or unique effort toward membership recruitment resulting in membership growth in their area during the past year. Awardee receives $1,000 stipend and recognition plaque.
2021 GARY NYE, M.D., AWARD
This award honors significant contributions toward improving physician health and wellness. The CMA Physicians’ and Dentists’ Confidential Line Committee acts as the nominating committee to the House of Delegates. Awardee receives recognition plaque.
2021 FREDERICK K.M. PLESSNER MEMORIAL AWARD
This award best exemplifies the practice and ethics of a rural practitioner.
Nomination eligibility: Physicians currently in active practice or recently retired, i.e., retired from active practice for a period of no longer than three years. The selection process shall take into consideration services donated by the physician to the indigent or services rendered to charitable groups. Awardee receives $1,000 stipend and commemorative silver bowl.
Requirements & Instructions
All nominations must reflect active CMA membership from a physician residing and practicing in California. See award description for any additional requirements.
Please email all nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, June 10, 2021. The Gary S. Nye Award also requires a completed nomination form, which is available for download here.
2021 Annual Awards Descriptions & Criteria