Beatus Award Nomination Form




    Description of the Award

    This award is given in honor of Joseph Beatus, PT, PhD. Dr. Beatus was an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. He was an integral part of the program for 30 years, and retired in 2013. The criteria for selection attempts to embody the treatment approach and style demonstrated by Dr. Beatus, who made a lasting impression on his students. For three decades, his philosophy of providing high-quality, effective, patient-centered care has been instilled in all of his students.


    3rd year UMES Doctor of Physical Therapy Students who exemplify or demonstrate the characteristics of excellence in patient-centered care listed below:


    Nominations may be made by faculty, clinical instructors, or patients. The Award Committee will review the nominations and determine the award recipient. The recipient will be notified of the committee's selection. The Award will be presented in the Department of Physical Therapy following the Founder's Day/Graduation Ceremony in September.

    Please complete the form below and click on submit form below.

    Student Nominee's Name: Nominator's Name:




    Relationship to Nominee:
    The student strives to provide high-quality, effective, patient-centered care.

    The student strives to determine each patient’s personal goals, needs, and values and incorporates these into the physical therapy plan of care.

    The student strives to establish a relationship with each patient which has a positive impact on the outcome of the patient’s plan of care.

    The student strives to consider the cost effectiveness of patient care, as well as patient satisfaction.

    The student strives to provide creative, holistic, hands-on patient care.

    Please use the space provided to describe how the student nominee exhibited the qualities described in the above five criteria. Use anecdotes or specific examples to substantiate your nomination.

    Nomination Deadline: On or before August 21.

    Thank you for your nomination and assistance in this matter!