The William K. Bowes, Jr. Award in Medical Genetics was established to recognize and honor annually an outstanding physician or scientist who has completed his or her training in the area of medical genetics or a combined training program with medical genetics. PCPGM believes that this national award gives critical visibility to the importance of genetics in the future of health care. The Award also highlights the critical need for and the exciting opportunities available to those who are pursuing or considering becoming a medical geneticist.
The William K. Bowes, Jr. Award in Medical Genetics consists of a cash award of $20,000 and a framed certificate.
Eligible candidates must have completed all of the official requirements for their training leading to board certification by the American Board of Medical Genetics in Clinical Genetics, Clinical Cytogenetics, Clinical Molecular Genetics, or Clinical Biochemical Genetics. Individuals in a joint training program with Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, or Molecular Genetic Pathology are also eligible. All such individuals who have completed the requirements within four years of nomination are eligible.
Candidates must have a proven record of academic accomplishments, exemplify excellence in their areas of specialty, and show exceptional promise and commitment for continued future leadership.
Evaluation of candidates will also be based on the extent to which they have contributed at national scientific meetings and have authored publications; have, through design, implementation and completion of an independent clinical project, advanced an area of laboratory diagnostics; have demonstrated confidence and competence in all aspects of medical genetics; and have exceptional potential for directing a clinical diagnostic laboratory.