ALPHARETTA, Ga., Dec. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- LocumTenens.com is now accepting nominations for its annual MedicalMissions.org Physician of the Year Award. This will be the fourth year the award program has honored physicians who donate their time to help underserved patients in the United States and abroad gain access to critically-needed healthcare services. The deadline for nominations is January 6, 2016. The program is open to doctors of medicine (M.D.) or doctors of osteopathic medicine (D.O.).
Nominations, including self nominations, can be submitted here. Two physician honorees will be selected, one for domestic charity work and one for international charity work. LocumTenens.com will donate $10,000 on behalf of each honoree to the medical mission organization of his or her choice. Last year, the company received more than 150 nominations for the award. Past winners are profiled on the LocumTenens.com website.
The company supports medical volunteerism by sponsoring charitable trips for its physician clients and associates to travel and serve on medical missions in developing countries like Honduras, where access to quality healthcare services is often limited. The company also underwrites and supports the MedicalMission.org website, which allows healthcare workers and not-for-profit organizations seeking medical volunteers to connect in order to aid underserved patients around the world.
"The MedicalMissions.org Physician of the Year awards ensure that the charitable work that physicians do in the mission community gets the recognition it deserves," said R. Shane Jackson, president of LocumTenens.com. "The impact of medical missions is not only on the communities served, but also on the physicians themselves. This is evident through the amazing stories we receive as part of the nomination process."
MedicalMissions.org is a 501(c)(3) organization that connects medical 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.
Founded in 1995, LocumTenens.com is a full-service healthcare recruiting agency that helps physicians, CRNAs, NPs and PAs find the right job opportunities. We also work with healthcare facilities and government agencies that need help with their staffing needs. 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's agency recruiters specialize in emergency medicine, primary care, ob/gyn, anesthesia, neurology, psychiatry, radiology, oncology, urology, gastroenterology and most surgical subspecialties.