The AMA recently presented Pride in the Profession Awards to 4 physicians who "have made extraordinary efforts to help the communities they serve by providing urgently needed health care services to indigent, under-served and at-risk patients," according to AMA President Richard F. Corlin, MD.
The awards, presented in association with Pfizer Medical Humanities Initiative, went to:
Ronald P. Bangasser, MD, Redlands, CA, for spearheading work on domestic violence awareness.
Thomas A Cornwell, MD, Carol Stream, IL, for becoming the first modern-day physician to accept the challenge of making home visits full-time.
Janelle Goetcheus, MD, Washington, DC, for founding a live-in respite care facility for homeless men in need of medical care.
Charles E. Horton, MD, Norfolk, VA, for founding an organization dedicated to providing advanced technology training to physicians and surgeons in needy areas.