Erie County Chapter of the New York State Academy of Family Physicians

Award for Dedication to Caring for the Underserved

This award recognizes a medical student who demonstrates dedication to patients with limited access to primary care services.


Fourth-year medical student

Deadline for Nomination

February 1



Selection Process

A departmental committee recommends nominees and asks each to submit a personal statement and CV. The committee solicits feedback on the nominees from family medicine faculty and staff.

Based on this information, leaders within the Erie County Chapter of the New York State Academy of Family Physicians select the award recipient(s).

Note: The decision to recommend nominees to the chapter is left to the discretion of the departmental committee. Therefore, the award may not be given every year.


The Office of Medical Education will notify you by email if you are an award recipient.


If you receive this award, you will be recognized during our annual Honors Convocation.

Contact For More Information

Denise McGuigan, MSEd

Principal Education Specialist

Family Medicine

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, 955 Main Street, Room 6101G, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-2922; Fax: (716) 829-2933


Past Recipients

  • Carlos Martinez (2021)
  • Chelsea Recor (2019)
  • John Okrent and Tiffany Leung (2012)
  • Saira George (2011)
  • Ana George (2010)