W. Douglas Ward, PhD Educator of the Year

American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF)

This award was established in memory of W. Douglas Ward, a 28-year veteran of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) who passed away in 2014. The award recognizes individuals who follow the osteopathic professions highest standards of excellence in teaching and passionate about osteopathic medicine. Those indiviuals must have made a significant impact on the academic advancement of osteopathic students and has made long-standing contributions to the profession in the academic arena.

Key Information

Eligibility Requirements

  • Age/Grade Level:
    The nominee need not be a DO, but must be associated with and currently involved in osteopathic education
  • Financial Need:
    Not Required
  • Major/Career:
    An individual who not only emulates the osteopathic professions highest standards of excellence in teaching

Application Details

  • Transcript:
    Not required
  • Resume/Activity List:
    Not required
  • Recommendation Letters:
    Letter of recommendation/support from the nominator; Three (3) letters of recommendation/support from three references.
  • Other Materials:
    A completed online application;The nominee's current Curriculum Vitae (should include current memberships, osteopathic or other);Supporting documentation in the form of formal commendations, citations or awards, newspaper or magazine articles, or other media-related profiles will be accepted, but shall serve only as evidence to support the nomination (optional).

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