At the 2022 All Member Advocacy Meeting (AMAM), CAFP announced the 2022 Hero of Family Medicine award winner.
The award is presented annually to a CAFP member who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to advocate for patients, colleagues and the family medicine specialty. The winner of the CAFP's 2022 Hero of Family Medicine Award is Alex McDonald!
It is hard to know where to start when talking about what Dr. McDonald has done to advocate for family medicine this year. Many of you are aware that he co-founded “This is Our Shot”, a physician-led effort to elevate voices of healthcare heroes to build vaccine trust towards a Covid-free world. Alex has been our hero for a long time. He has helped all of us use social media to elevate family physicians and the issues we care about. He is usually the first to volunteer when CAFP calls. He leads the CAFP Member Engagement Committee and recently ended his tenure as New Physician Director where he advocated for residents and new physicians to be involved and included at all levels of CAFP. Alex is also spreading the family physician gospel to the larger house of medicine. He sits on the CMA Board, where we hear he is getting into all kinds of good trouble.