The James M. Lally, DO, Emerging Leader Award honors and recognizes national osteopathic leaders whose accomplishments and actions have been instrumental in motivating and inspiring others for the betterment of the osteopathic profession and public health.
The nominee shall be an osteopathic physician in practice less than five years who is a current member of the AOA and his or her Specialty College. The nominee shall display/meet the following characteristics and/or criteria:
- Promotes osteopathic medicine and its philosophy
- Is a role model and a strong leader who continuously uses his or her skills to better the profession
- Has numerous noteworthy accomplishments demonstrating his or her role as a leader
- Displays the qualities of a top leader and has demonstrated this through service to the profession and the public
- Has made a positive impact through his or her contributions within osteopathic organizations, through teaching, administration, committee work, political actions, or through work with national associations.
Each State Affiliate may nominate one new physician in practice for location recognition, which will be followed by a national review to determine AOF's 2019 National Emerging Leader of the Year.