The designation of Award of Fellow is bestowed upon members who have served the Academy, their hospital/practice, community and/or certifying board. Fellow members receive points for their experience in leadership positions within this Academy as well as other member organizations. They may also receive points for their published research as well as for their role in … [Read more...] about What Does it Mean to be a Fellow of the Academy?
I am happy to announce that the 2020 Virtual Fall Meeting was a tremendous success. The format allowed our Academy members to remain safe while still gaining the valued education required by us all. A total of 1,131 members of all types registered for the meeting! The Academy is resourceful and continues to adjust in order to complete our mission of providing quality continuing … [Read more...] about President’s Message
It is truly an honor to be selected as the 6th Executive Director of the AOAO. When first asked if I was interested in considering the position, little did I realize how lengthy and competitive a process it would become. There were many excellent candidates and I am humbled by the support and confidence of our Board of Directors. Soon after I was notified of the Board’s de … [Read more...] about Executive Director’s Update
Thank you to my number one, Jackie, words can’t express how grateful I am to you. You have weathered the storm of medical school, residency, and a newbie developing a practice. One time, during residency, I feared we were so poor that we would not have the money to pay our bills the next week. She said, not to worry. I have squirreled away a few “thousands” to my shock and relie … [Read more...] about AOAO President Fred McAlpin’s Acceptance Speech