Modern Physician, Modern Healthcares sisters publication, is pleased to announce its first Physician Entrepreneur of the Year awards program. This new annual awards program is designed to recognize physicians who have made their mark on the business side of healthcare by introducing successful new products or services to the industry, or by successfully leading or managing businesses serving the industry.
An increasing number of doctors own their own hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers or diagnostic facilities. Many are launching their own managed-care plans. And still others are designing their own medical products or services and taking them to market. The new Physician Entrepreneur of the Year award captures that growing business spirit in the medical community.
To be eligible for the award, a candidate must meet three criteria. The nominee must:
- Hold a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy.
- Own in whole or in part a current business serving the healthcare industry.
Or lead or manage a current business serving the healthcare industry.
- Be able to demonstrate the financial or market success of that business.
To apply for the award, a nominee or supporting organization must submit the following materials:
- A cover letter of no more than three pages in length that explains the business and candidates role in that business.
- The candidates resume, CV or biography.
- Reports or documents demonstrating the financial or market success of that business.
- A color photo of the candidate.
An editorial review board consisting of Modern Physician senior editors will evaluate the submissions with the assistance of an independent accounting firm, which will review the submitted financial documents and reports for accuracy.
The submission deadline for this years awards program is Aug. 25. Modern Physician will announce and profile the Physician Entrepreneur of the Year for 2008 in the Oct. 6, 2008 issue.
Nomination materials may be sent to David Burda, editor, Modern Physician, 360 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, Ill., 60601. Material may be submitted electronically to [email protected] or [email protected]
Per editorial policy, all submitted materials become the property of Modern Physician. The editorial review board is solely responsible for making the final determination of the award recipient.
If you have any questions about Modern Physicians Physician Entrepreneur of the Year awards program, contact Editor David Burda at [email protected] or 312-649-5439, or visit Modern Physician Online at modernphysician.com.