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Every year, at the Chicago Medical Society’s Annual Dinner and Meeting in June, four member physicians receive prestigious awards from their peers. Below are descriptions of the award categories. Nominees must be members of CMS and nominations must be received by May 1.

Henrietta Herbolsheimer, MD, Annual Public Service Award
This award recognizes physicians for outstanding contributions in the local community or government. (Contributions need not be health-related.) The award communicates to the City of Chicago and Cook County the important work of physicians, while encouraging CMS members to participate in community or civic affairs. Honorees are selected on the basis of their community service. Past presidents of CMS are not eligible until five years after their term of office has ended.

Physician of the Year Award
This award recognizes local physicians for recent contributions or achievements in the field of medicine, as clinicians, researchers, educators, or leaders. Recipients are honored for improving the lives of patients locally, nationally, or throughout the world, as well as service on behalf of the medical profession.

Outstanding Student/Resident/Fellow of the Year Award
This award recognizes medical students who are most likely to become well-rounded outstanding physicians or clinicians. Recipients are honored for compassion toward patients, professional behavior, clinical and academic excellence, and service to their medical organizations and or community.

Recognizes medical residents and fellows who go above and beyond their duties, serving as role models to those they lead and educate, while exhibiting overall achievement in their field, clinical promise, innovation skills, and commitment to the medical profession and or community.

Lifetime Achievement Award
This award recognizes distinguished careers in medicine. The award honors recipients for their sustained commitment and contributions to patient care, i.e., as clinicians, educators, researchers, humanitarians, thought leaders. Also recognizes physicians’ contributions to their profession.

Nomination Instructions
To nominate a physician, please provide the following information in its entirety:

Biographical Data. Provide an updated curriculum vitae, or a sheet giving in 300 words or less the date and place of birth, education, pertinent professional information, and, if desired, family information.

Photograph. All nominations should be accompanied by a black and white, glossy, head-and-shoulders photo of the nominee.

Nomination Rationale. List the reasons why you are nominating this physician for an award. Please list specific dates, offices held, projects, accomplishments, and so forth.

Everyone is encouraged to submit nominations. In the past, a number of nominations have come from the general public. Other nominations have been made by civic groups, hospitals, public officials, friends, medical colleagues, CMS Districts, and medical specialty groups.

There are many good physicians. Please keep in mind that these awards are not only for excellence as a physician, but also for the many things a physician has accomplished in addition to his or her professional medical work. Nominations may be made by letter, fax, or email.

To check on a physician’s membership status, please call Elvia Medrano at 312-670-2550, ext. 338; or email Nominations may also be mailed to the Chicago Medical Society, 515 N. Dearborn St., Chicago IL 60654, Attn: Elvia Medrano or faxed to 312-670-3646, Attn: Elvia.

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