AMA Award for Compassionate Service

Dr. Vincent I.O. Agyapong, 2019 recipient of AMA Award for Compassionate Service

The AMA Award for Compassionate Service honors a physician who is an AMA member and, during their career, has demonstrated outstanding compassion, philanthropy and/or volunteerism to improve the state of the community in which they are giving back.

Compassionate service is viewed as 

  • Demonstrating a significant and extraordinary contribution to volunteer or philanthropic efforts.
  • Enhancing the reputation of physicians as compassionate members of the community by giving back locally, nationally or internationally.
  • Going outside of one's normal duties and practices to care for others who would otherwise not receive care or support.

Read further criteria for this award. View past recipients.


Please submit the following to the Chair of the AMA Committee on Achievement Awards c/o Sarah Zieminek, AMA Public Affairs, via email to

Please include the following items with this nomination form:

  • Cover Letter: Your cover letter should provide a brief summary describing how the member has demonstrated compassionate service, philanthropy and/or volunteerism as outlined in the award criteria.
  • Letters of support: When submitting your nomination, please include two to four letters of support. The Committee on Achievement Awards finds that when reviewing the submitted nominations, letters of support for the nomination are very useful in order to characterize the broad impact of the nominee.
  • Contributions relating to award criteria: Please clearly define how the nominee has met the award criteria in their contributions to quality health care in Alberta. Relate in detail the nominee’s outstanding personal achievement beyond normal expectations.
  • The nominee’s curriculum vitae

Deadline for nominations has been extended to June 7.

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