HISTORY OF THE AWARD
In honor of Michael O. Fleming, MD, Member of the LAFP, being inaugurated to the office of President of the AAFP, the Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians donated $10,000 to the LSU-Shreveport Family Medicine Fund. The fund was then renamed as the Michael O. Fleming Family Medicine Award. The funds will be used to issue a cash award and a commemorative plaque.
MICHAEL O. FLEMING FUND
- The Fund will be known as the Michael O. Fleming Family Medicine Fund.
- The Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians Foundation will serve as custodian for the Fund.
- The character and scope of the award will be under the discretion of Michael Fleming, MD and the Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians Foundation.
- The monies deposited to the fund will be in such interest bearing accounts that will provide the best yield in order to insure perpetuation of the award.
MICHAEL O. FLEMING FAMILY MEDICINE AWARD
- The award will be known as the "Michael O. Fleming Family Medicine Award" for outstanding leadership and scholarly accomplishments in the field of family medicine.
- The award will consist of an appropriately inscribed plaque accompanied by a cash award derived from the interest earned (the principal amount is to be kept in reserve).
- The LAFP Foundation Board will determine the amount of the cash award annually.
- Candidates for the "MICHAEL O. FLEMING Award" may be nominated by the full-time faculty of the LSU School of Medicine Department of Family Medicine in Shreveport, or by any active member of the Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians.
- Letters of recommendation should accompany nominations from a member of the Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians or the LSU School of Medicine Shreveport family medicine faculty.
- The LAFP Foundation Board will make final selection of the recipient of the "MICHAEL O. FLEMING Award".
- The award is to be given to one student and is not to be split between two (2) or more students.
- The award does not have to be given annually if there is no suitable candidate.
- The LAFP staff will order the plaque to be available for presentation at awards ceremony by the date as determined by LSU Health-Shreveport School of Medicine.
- The President of the LAFP or his designated officer representative shall present the award, if possible.
Candidates for the "MICHAEL O. FLEMING Award" should be:
- A senior graduating from LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport.
- An individual who has demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in family medicine.
- A person who has been accepted into a Family Medicine Residency Program.
- A person who has shown evidence of active student leadership in family medicine activities.
- A person who has demonstrated evidence of superior scholastic achievement in overall medical school studies and particularly in the field of family medicine.
- Be a student member in good standing of the Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians and the American Academy of Family Physicians.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS CONSIDERED TO REFLECT THE SELECTION CRITERIA MAY INCLUDE:
- Participation in a LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport Family Medicine Interest Group or club.
- Such student must have selected course work in family medicine during medical school activities such as a preceptorship or clerkship.
- Such individual should be readily identified by the student body as enthusiastic and interested in family medicine.
- Such person must have shown scholarly accomplishment in family medicine by the development of a research project or publication of a scientific paper.
- Such individual must have shown scholarly accomplishment in his/her medical school courses other than family practice.
- Such individual should be a participant in Louisiana family practice activities at the state or national level.
The nominations packet must contain the following:
- Completed nomination form (1 page PDF)
- Current curriculum vitae
- A high resolution head shot
- A short bio of the nominee
- Letter of recommendation from the faculty of LSU Health New Orleans Department of Family Medicine or an LAFP active member
The nominations along with the supporting documentation as detailed above are due to the LAFP office by March 31, 2021.
Electronic and hard copy nominations will be accepted. If submitting electronically, please scan the nomination form and all supporting documentation to one PDF file. Hard copy submissions also will be accepted. If mailing, please do not fold the materials. The packet should be mailed flat with no staples. No two-sided copies, please.