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MPPDA Walter W. Tunnessen, Jr., MD, Award Description and Criteria

About the Award

The MPPDA Walter W. Tunnessen, Jr., MD, Award honors a graduating medicine-pediatrics resident who demonstrates many of the qualities that were admired in Dr. Tunnessen.

The Walter W. Tunnessen, Jr., MD, Award is presented each spring, alternating between the MPPDA Meeting and the Association of Pediatric Program Directors annual Spring Meeting.

Nomination Criteria

Recognizing Dr. Tunnessen’s dedication and gifts as an educator, clinician, and advocate for children, MPPDA has established this award in his honor. Program directors may nominate one of their fourth-year residents for this award by submitting a letter (up to two pages) describing the qualities and accomplishments of the resident in the following areas:

• Education: the resident should be recognized by faculty, peers, and students as an excellent teacher and role model.

• Clinical Care: the resident should demonstrate compassion, altruism, and outstanding communication skills with patients and families.

• Advocacy: the resident should show awareness of the impact that the larger community has on the health of children and adults, and should show evidence of advocacy on behalf of patients or the larger community.

Nomination Information

Nominations must be submitted online.

Self-nominations are not accepted.

A nomination packet must include:

• A completed nomination form.

• One nomination letter.

• The nominee’s curriculum vitae.

Selection Process

The recipient will be selected by the MPPDA Executive Committee.


For more information regarding the MPPDA Walter W. Tunnessen, Jr., MD, Award, please contact AAIM Member Services at (703) 341-4540 or memberservices@im.org.