FAQs

Q) When is the deadline for nominations?
A) Nominations must be received by January 15, 2015.

Q) When will winners be notified?
A) Honorees will be notified in early February 2015.

Q) What does the winner receive?
A) Honorees will receive a donation of $10,000 to the medical mission-centered organization of their choice.

Q) Is this only for medical doctors, or are other healthcare professionals eligible?
A) Although the contributions provided by all medical mission volunteers are immense, this award only honors physicians, including M.D.s and D.O.s.

Q) Can I nominate myself?
A) Yes, self nominations are accepted and encouraged. Please provide a third-party endorsement or testimonial of your work within the nomination form.

Q) Do charities receiving the prize money have to be 501(c)(3) organizations?
A) Physicians who do charity work independently or in conjunction with a not-for-profit organization are eligible for this award. If you are doing this work independently or through a non-registered charitable organization, you may be asked to provide supporting documentation before you are given an award. Contact us at info@medicalmissions.org for more information.

Q) Is this only for physicians who do religious-based mission work?
A) No, this award is for physicians who do any type of domestic or international medical relief work with any not-for-profit organization.

Q) I do charity work locally. Is this also for domestic charity work?
A) Yes, there is a domestic category for honoring physicians who perform charity work here in the United States.

Q) I take on some charity cases through my practice. Am I eligible?
A) Yes, physicians who do charity work independently or in conjunction with a not-for-profit organization are eligible for this award. If you are doing this work independently and not through a not-for-profit organization, you may be asked to provide supporting documentation before you are given an award.

Q) What is medicalmissions.org?
A) MedicalMissions.org is a 501(c)(3) organization that connects medical volunteers and other volunteers with organizations sponsoring medical missions all over the world. Our services are 100 percent free for both medical volunteers who register and mission organizations posting their opportunities. The goal of MedicalMissions.org is to connect motivated healthcare providers with organizations sponsoring medical missions by offering a free, searchable database of health-related volunteer opportunities and medical mission trips. These include short and long-term medical volunteer opportunities, both domestic and international.

Q) What is LocumTenens.com?
A) Founded in 1995, LocumTenens.com is a full-service locum tenens staffing agency. LocumTenens.com operates the largest internet job board for the industry with direct access to thousands of jobs - in all specialties - posted directly by facilities and agencies nationwide. LocumTenens.com is part of the Jackson Healthcare family of companies. To learn more, visit www.locumtenens.com.

LocumTenens.com agency recruiters specialize in emergency medicine, primary care, ob/gyn, anesthesia, neurology, psychiatry, radiology, radiation oncology, oncology, urology, gastroenerology and most surgical subspecialties. We place physicians, CRNAs, NPs and PAs in hospitals, medical groups and community health centers across the United States.