The Washington Academy of Family Physicians (WAFP) is requesting nominations for the 2017 FAMILY PHYSICIAN OF THE YEAR (FPOY).  The purpose of this award is to honor a physician who exemplifies, in the tradition of family medicine, a compassionate commitment to improving the health and well-being of people and communities throughout Washington.

The candidate must be a member in good standing of WAFP.  Nominees should exemplify the ideals of family medicine, including providing comprehensive, compassionate services on a continuing basis to his/her community, and possessing personal qualities that make him/her a role model to professional colleagues.

Any member of the WAFP may submit a nomination.  Eligibility will be verified by the FPOY Committee.  Qualified nominees may be nominated more than once; however, a member may receive the award only once.  Current members of the WAFP Board and Family Physician of the Year Committee are not eligible for nomination.

The award presentation will be made during the WAFP Annual Meeting Banquet and Foundation Auction in May.  The physician chosen as the 2016 WAFP Family Physician of the Year may be nominated as Washington’s nominee for the 2017 AAFP Family Physician of the Year award.

Please send the 2018 FPOY Nomination Form, a current CV and head/shoulders photo of your nominee, and up to eight pages of supporting letters/documentation from colleagues or patients to the WAFP office no later than April 6, 2018.