Careers in Emergency Medicine

Call for Nominations - Longevity and Tenure Awards

 The ACEP Section of Careers in Emergency Medicine is recognizing longevity in the specialty and is asking for nominations for awards to be given in two categories. 

  • Longevity Award for the physician with the longest active career in emergency medicine.
  • Tenure Award for the physician with the longest active career in the same emergency department.

Recognition also will be given to those physicians who are still actively practicing emergency medicine after 20, 25, 30, and 35 years. 

To be eligible, prospective recipients must have worked an average of 1,000 or more hours per year in emergency medicine practice or teaching. Hours for residency training and administration are not included. Nominees also must be current ACEP members.

Previous applicants may apply every year. However, they may not win the same award within a 5-year period. Please submit a full historical sketch. For example, “Attending Emergency Physician, June 1974 to December 1979” is acceptable and must include details of the entire career along with a brief essay (300 words or fewer) about why the nominee made emergency medicine a career. Award recipients will be recognized during the Section meeting at ACEP16 in Las Vegas this fall. Additional recognition will be given in the Section newsletter.

To be considered for the awards, nominations must be received by Friday, July 15, 2016. Submit your application via the application form to Tanya L. Downing, Section of Careers in Emergency Medicine, ACEP, PO Box 619911, Dallas, TX 75261-9911; fax 972-580-2816; email to

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