Rising Star Award


2021 Rising Star Award

Eligibility criteria:

  • Has less than 10 years post-residency practice experience in Kansas.
  • Is an active member of the KAFP in good standing.
  • Is currently practicing family medicine in Kansas.

Selection criteria:

  • Provides their patients with compassionate, comprehensive and caring family medicine on a continuing basis.
  • Enhances the quality of their community by being directly and effectively involved in community affairs and activities.
  • Acts as a credible role model professionally and personally to their community, to other health professionals, residents and medical students.
  • Stands out among their colleagues.

Nominate a Kansas family physician for this award

Do you know a Kansas family physician deserving of this honor?  KAFP wants to hear from you!

Nominations may come from patients, colleagues or members of the community. The KAFP Communications and Awards Committee reviews all applications and selects award winners each year.  Awards are presented during the annual conference, Fam Med Forward.

Nomination deadline

December 8

Nominee requirements:

KAFP staff will reach out to each Rising Star nominee to collect the following materials to complete their nomination:

  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Photo
  • Personal statement outlining, “Why I chose family medicine.” Recommended length is 250-750 words.

Optional: Letters of support.


The award recipient is acknowledged with the honor of being named KAFP’s inaugural “Rising Star” in the following ways:

  • News release announcement to be distributed to all Kansas media outlets and communities important to recipient.
  • Feature story in the Kansas Family Physician journal.
  • Recognition at the KAFP biggest event of the year, Fam Med Forward.