MHS Seeks to Honor Women Physicians

by U.S. Medicine

August 31, 2011

WASHINGTON — The Military Health System is accepting nominations for the third annual “Building Stronger Female Physician Leaders in the MHS” award program, which identifies and honors outstanding female physicians who have made significant contributions to the practice of military medicine and serve as role models.

“Honoring the contributions of our female physician leaders is not simply done to say, ‘Thank you,’ it’s done because they have made extraordinary contributions in caring for the health and well-being of our servicemembers and their families, and serve as role models for all young women who aspire to serve their fellow man in the field of medicine,” said Rebecca Russell, chief-of-staff to the chief human capital officer of the MHS.

Female physicians in the Coast Guard and the Public Health Service, as well as those serving in the Army, Navy and Air Force, are invited to participate. Strong nominees for the award program are female physicians who have made significant contributions to the practice of medicine and/or who have served as exemplary role models for other female physicians, according to the MHS.

The nominees will be judged by a panel of a senior female physician leader from each of the three services, the previous year’s MHS award winners and one female leader from the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs (OASD/HA).  The panel will review and score each nomination package and determine the award winner[s] based on order of merit.

One junior (03-05) winner from each service and one overall MHS-wide senior (06) winner will selected and honored at a high-profile awards ceremony at the MHS Conference in January 2012. 

The deadline for submitting applications to the Chief Human Capital Office is midnight Oct. 28, 2011. The services collect all nominations and vet them through their chain before they are forwarded to Rebecca Russell, the award POC.

Email packages to [email protected].  For questions, please call 703-681-8805/7501.

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