Award of Merit

Created: 1975, Revised: 1994

This award recognizes people who have been deemed by the Board to have contributed, in a distinguished manner, toward advancement of Family Medicine. It commends exceptional individual effort. Not restricted to members or physicians. This is the preferred recognition for Chapter and Academy staff. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact AAFP at (800) 274-2237, ext. 6831, or

View Past Recipients.(1 page PDF)

Nominations from:

AAFP Commissions and Committees

Nominations to:

Board of Directors via formal Board recommendation process

Nominations by:

March 1 each year

Approved by:

Board of Directors

Presented at:

Nominating entity to recommend presentation site*

*Travel expenses are not provided.

Site options:

AAFP Leadership Conference for Current and Aspiring Leaders