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Physician Family Day

AMA Alliance established Physician Family Day to honor and recognize physicians and their families. It is to be celebrated each year on the last Saturday in August. The AMA Alliance encourages state and local Alliances to partner with medical societies and acknowledge August 29, 2020 as Physician Family Day. If you can’t do it then pick a date that fits your Alliance schedule.


Join us this year for our:

2020 Covid-Video -Salute !!!               

We can not expect our state and county members to host their usual, creative celebrations for Physician Family Day in this year of Covid and social distancing.

 We can expect our state and county members to create a quick video message that shares their plans for celebrating and honoring their physicians on August 29th, 2020. You can include family, friends, hospital staff, props, food, pets, signs, masks…..we trust you to wow us with your fun ideas and special salutes. You create the video, cast the actors and become the director! We will decide who gets the Academy Award!

 Send us your 15-30 second video before August 15th, 2020 and we will have our editing team compose our Physician Family Day 2020 Covid Video Salute!  We will release the video, with an intro from AMAA leadership, so we all can appreciate the dedication to the challenges of the profession of medicine and the unique demands of this pandemic on individual physicians and their families.  Send your video on later than August 15th, 2020.  Video premier August 28th @ midnight!                            

 Send your video to: racheal.kunesh@gmail.com

Send questions to: hildorf@aol.com

TIPS for AMAA video:

  • Keep your camera steady and at eye level; have someone hold it, prop your phone up, or use a tripod.
  • Orientation is landscape. Set to record in the best quality possible (if you have options on your phone).
  • Don’t use digital zoom. If you want to zoom in without getting pixelated, get closer.
  • Have lots of light – natural soft light (during the day) is best; avoid a dark and grainy image. Face toward a window for great natural light. Make sure not to have bright light or a window behind you.
  • Make sure there is no background noise.
  • Email your video or upload your video to google drive and share with racheal.kunesh@gmail.com.

You can also commemorate the day by planning an activity to reconnect physicians with colleagues, friends and families. There are numerous ways to celebrate Physician Family Day and the AMA Alliance offers the following ideas:

  • Alliance- Medical Society family picnic or potluck
  • Group tickets to a baseball game
  • Wine tasting or other celebration with physician couples
  • Museum outing, local zoo or other organized family-friendly community event
  • State or National park family outing- hiking, camping or canoeing
  • Group exercise or cooking class

What do or did you do for Physician Family Day- let us know!

Physician Family Day Photos:

Greater Louisville Medical Society

Kent County Physician Family Day

Greene County Medical Society


















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National Doctor’s Day in the United States is a holiday which is celebrated on March 30th each year. It is a holiday that honors physicians for the work they do for their patients, the communities they work in and for society as a whole. It is their hard work and devotion that keeps all of us healthy and this day thanks them for doing that for us and our loved ones.

History of National Doctor’s Day:

This holiday can be traced back to March 30, 1933. This is when Doctor’s Day was first observed in Winder, Georgia. It was originally started by Eudora Brown Almond, the wife of a prominent Georgian doctor, who wanted to create a day just for recognizing and honoring doctors. She decided the best way to do that was to mail greeting cards to all the doctors she knew of and to place on the graves of deceased doctors. The flowers that she placed on the graves of those doctors were red carnations- a flower which is still used to this day for National Doctor’s Day celebrations. Why did Eudora Brown Almond choose March 30th as the date for Doctor’s Day; because that day is when Dr, Crawford W Long used an ether anesthetic for the first time in 1842. Doctor’s Day would remain an unofficial holiday for the next 58 years. It would not become an actual National holiday until Congress passed Proclamation 6253 in 1991.




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