Thursday, January 10, 2013

Dr. Mary Wirshup was recently selected from a pool of applicants to receive the American Medical Association Excellence in Medicine Pride in the Profession Award!

Every year the Pride in the Profession Award honors a physician who encompasses the true spirit of being a medical professional: caring for people.  By practicing medicine in areas of challenge or crisis or by devoting their time to volunteerism or public service, these physicians serve as the voice of patients who otherwise might not be heard.

Dr. Wirshup is the Vice President of Medical Affairs at Community Volunteers in Medicine in West Chester, PA, providing healthcare, hope and healing to uninsured, low-income individuals.  She is responsible for the management of all clinical care, supervises and coordinates medical staff and volunteers, and serves as preceptor for residents and medical students during clinical rotations at CVIM.  As a leader at CVIM, Dr. Wirshup is also responsible for the presentation of CME programs and educational seminars to volunteers, staff and students.

Dr. Wirshup is a Fellow of the Academy of Family Practice and serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Practice at Temple Medical School.  She was the recipient of the “Healthy, Wealthy and Wise” award by the Chester County Women’s Commission at their 10th Anniversary Celebration and won the 2008 Nurse Practicioner Advocate of the Year Award for the State of Pennsylvania.  Dr. Wirshup is a published writer with her latest article to be published in the upcoming edition of Family Practice Management.

Dr. Wirshup is very involved in her community.  She coaches AAU basketball, is a Eucharistic Minister, and serves as a Special Olympics coach.  This past year she traveled to Haiti to bring solar power to a school with the foundation Let’s Share the Sun.  Her biggest joys are her three daughters and her 28 year marriage to the love of her life.