Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Dr. Mary Wirshup, VP of Medical Affairs at Community Volunteers in Medicine, received the 2013 Pride in the Profession Award from the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation during a February 11th ceremony in Washington, DC.

The award is given to honor “heroes of the medical profession…who exemplify commitment to service, community involvement, altruism and leadership in the medical profession.”

Dr. Wirshup, or “Dr. Mary” as her patients often affectionately call her, has served as medical director of CVIM since 2001.  According to Maureen Tomoschuk, CVIM President and CEO, “Mary combines outstanding medical and administrative skills with a tireless commitment to serving those in need in Chester County.”

In addition to helping provide medical and dental care to uninsured individuals, she also mentors medical students on clinical rotations, coordinates the efforts of approximately 150 volunteer medical professionals, and serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Practice at Temple Medical School.

Dr. Wirshup is a Fellow of the Academy of Family Practice.  She is a graduate of the College of William of Mary and received her medical degree from the Eastern Virginia Medical School.  She was the recipient of the Healthy, Wealthy and Wise Award by the Chester County Women’s Commission and the 2008 Nurse Practitioner Advocate of the Year Award from the State of Pennsylvania.  Dr. Wirshup’s writings have been published in Medical Economics, and her latest article will soon be published in Family Practice Management.

The CVIM team is very honored and proud to congratulate Dr. Mary on her well-deserved award!