Rob Delf Award


Requesting Nominations for the
Rob Delf Award

The Board of Trustees of MSMP has created an annual award in honor of the long service of Rob Delf to the organization.  This award is to be given to a person or persons who exemplify the ideals of the Medical Society within the community where members practice.  This can be demonstrated by work projects or activities that improve the health of the community or the practice of medicine in arenas including but not limited to the practice of medicine; education of new members of the medical community; education of the public about health, medicine and health public policy; improving public health and emergency preparedness; advocacy in health public policy; or other community activities relating to the healthcare and policy.  This award may be given to members of the medical community, the health education community or the general public.

The Board of Trustees is interested in receiving nominations for this award to be made at our Annual Meeting in May.  We would welcome nominations with a deadline of January 18, 2019. 

To nominate an individual you believe demonstrates these qualities, submit your nominations here.

Previous Rob Delf Honorarium Awards:

  • 2013: James Lindquist, Associate Director of Development of Our House, Awarded $1,000 in recognition for exemplifying the ideals of the MSMP by improving health education within the community.

  • 2014: Stephen Marc Beaudoin, Executive Director of PHAME, Awarded $1,000 in recognition for education of the public about health and advocacy in health public policy.

  • 2015: Jim Reuler, MD, Founder of Wallace Medical Concern, Awarded $1,000 in recognition of outstanding efforts in community activities relating to healthcare.  Dr. Reuler graciously donated his award to the Black United Fund of Oregon, an organization whose mission is "to assist in the social and economic development of Oregon's low-income communities and to contribute to a broader understanding of ethnic and culturally diverse groups".

  • 2016: Robert Wells, MD.  Awarded $1,000 in recognition of improving the health of the community and practice of medicine.  Dr. Wrlls graciously donated his award to the Kizimani, an organization whose mission is "To work alongside indigenous groups to build strong communities through education, creating economic opportunities and community development."
  • 2017:  Nargess Shadbeh, JD, Director of the Farmworker Program at the Oregon Law Center.  Awarded $1,000 in recognition for her exemplary contributions to improve the health of the community and the practice of medicine.

  • 2018:  Edward Grossenbacher, MD, founder of the nonprofit Hippocrates Oath Oregon Foundation and owner of the Scholar's House. Awarded $1,000 in recognition his humanitarian spirit and for investing in the success and livelihood of future medical professionals. Dr. Grossenbacher helps aspiring providers at Oregon Health & Science University reduce their debt by allowing them to live rent free in a house he owns on Portland’s Marquam Hill.  

Annual Student Award


We would like to salute some of the brightest and hardworking members of society, our medical professionals of the future!

The Annual Student Award pays tribute to a student who embodies our mission to create the best environment in which to care for patients. We are looking for someone who displays professional knowledge, skill, judgment, mentorship, compassion, community involvement and strives for wellness in order to meet the highest standards of service.

Nominations must fit the following Award Criteria:

  • Be a medical student or physician assistant student in the current academic year at OHSU or Pacific University
  • Be an Oregon resident upon medical school matriculation
Applicant evaluation criteria includes:
  • Solid academic achievement and professional knowledge
  • Community involvement and compassion
  • Judgement and communication skills
  • Values and demonstrates mentorship
  • Potential to be an outstanding contributor to the medical community
  • Strives for overall wellness
The MSMP Board of Trustees reserves the right to revise these requirements and criteria as necessary.

To nominate a student you believe demonstrates these qualities, submit your nomination here on or before February 27, 2019.

Board of Trustees


Now accepting nominations to serve on our
Board of Trustees

The MSMP Board of Trustees (the ‘Board’) is the policy-making body of the society. The purpose of the Board is to:

  1. Accurately and reasonably represent the values and priorities of the membership;
  2. Oversee organizational income and expenditures; and
  3. Act as stewards of the membership by continually generating innovative ideas and implementing methods to improve the practice and the community of medicine.
  4. Represents members’ priority legislative issues to the Oregon Medical Association, who represents Oregon physicians’ priority issues to the American Medical Association.

Ultimately, the leadership success of the Board is a direct result of the creative and productive input of individuals and the collective participation of its members. These are exciting and changing times in medicine. Serving on the Board of the MSMP will allow you the opportunity to help shape the medical profession. Conversations are lively, direct and value-added. The Board meets monthly except July and August. Attendance is important, and we require a commitment to attend at least half of the meetings scheduled for the year.

Submit your nominations here no later than March 27, 2019.

Join us at our Annual Meeting as we announce the Award Recipients
for their remarkable contributions to their community.

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