Awards & Accolades


The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians (GAFP) honors members exemplifying excellence in the practice of family medicine and for their national, state chapter and community-based leadership roles and contributions to clinical research and healthcare.

2022 Awards Criteria and Nomination Information 

NOTE: All nominations must be submitted with the following items:

1. Nomination Application

2. Curriculum Vitae (with photo)

3. Recommendations Letter (if applicable)

Please see award criteria for additional information.

Student & Resident Awards: Deadline April 18

Family Medicine Resident of the Year

Keith Ellis Resident Scholarship

T.A. Sappington Award

Active Physician Awards: Deadline May 16

Georgia Family Medicine Physician of the Year

Family Medicine Community and Volunteer Services Award

 Family Medicine Educator of the Year

Family Medicine Physician of the Year

 The highest award bestowed on a GAFP member recognizes excellence in peer leadership in professional affairs and outstanding contributions to family medicine and to the community. 


Family Medicine Educator of the Year

This award is bestowed on a deserving member who has been a leader in academic, community and professional affairs, along with making outstanding contributions to the profession or the community.


Family Medicine Resident of the Year

Awarded to the resident who exhibits dedication to family medicine through leadership and involvement in his/her residency program and in the community


Community and Volunteer Service Award

 Awarded to a member who excels in service to their community and makes outstanding contributions in welfare, education, health, government, or the arts.


Keith Ellis, MD Resident Scholarship Award

Given to a Chief Resident or Co-Chief Resident who displays excellent leadership skills in their family medicine residency program.


T.A. Sappington Award

This prestigious award is given to student members who have demonstrated their commitment to family medicine by choosing to attend a Georgia Family Medicine Residency Program.