Now in its third year, this online contest calls on patients, colleagues, family and friends to nominate a physician they think exemplifies the best qualities of the profession. Last year, more than 300 physicians statewide were nominated for the award, which was ultimately claimed by Jason Stopyra, MD, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Medical Director of emergency services in Surry and Randolph counties.
The nomination period is open until March 1. On March 20, the 10 finalists will be named and online voting on who should be named NC Doctor of the Year will begin. On Doctors’ Day, March 30, the winner will be announced, and will receive $5,000 to put toward a professional or community project meaningful to them.
To show your appreciation to your fellow physicians, consider purchasing a Doctors’ Day card to be delivered to your colleague(s) on Doctors’ Day to honor what physicians do for their patients. Purchase your card and learn more about NC Doctors’ Day here.
National Doctors’ Day, March 30, dates back to 1933 and was officially established by Congress in 1990. In 2015, the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) revived observance of this day with the NC Doctor of the Year Award.