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AAMC Awards

Each year at our annual meeting, the AAMC presents its major awards honoring individuals and programs making significant contributions to our community in the fields of medical education, research, and community service.

2016 Call for Nominations

We are now accepting nominations for this year's awards. You are encouraged to identify a champion at your school or teaching hospital who can work with your leadership to prepare one or more nominations. There are no fees required to submit nominations, and there is no limit on how many nominations you may submit.

For detailed nomination information, go to the individual award pages listed below:


Abraham Flexner Award for Distinguished Service to Medical Education

The Flexner Award is granted annually to an individual for extraordinary contributions to the medical education community.

  • Program Contact: 202-828-0472
  • Nomination Deadline: May 6, 2016

Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Awards

The Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Awards recognize the significant contributions to medical education made by gifted teachers.

  • Program Contact: 202-828-0680
  • Nomination Deadline: May 6, 2016

Award for Distinguished Research in the Biomedical Sciences

The Award for Distinguished Research in the Biomedical Sciences honors outstanding biomedical research related to health and disease.

  • Program Contact: 202-828-0472
  • Nomination Deadline: May 6, 2016

David E. Rogers Award

The Rogers Award is granted annually to a member of a medical school faculty who has made major contributions to improving the health and health care of the American people.

  • Program Contact: 202-828-0472
  • Nomination Deadline: May 6, 2016

Herbert W. Nickens Award

The Nickens Award is given to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to promoting justice in medical education and the health care of the American people.


Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship

The Nickens fellowship recognizes an outstanding junior faculty member who holds the rank of assistant professor in a U.S. allopathic medical school department.


Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarships

The Nickens scholarships recognize outstanding academic achievement of medical students entering the third year in a U.S. allopathic medical school.

  • Program Contact: 202-862-6203
  • Nomination Deadline: May 6, 2016

Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award recognizes a medical school faculty physician who exemplifies the qualities of a caring and compassionate mentor in the teaching and advising of medical students.

  • Program Contact: Monique Mauge at mmauge@aamc.org
  • Nomination Deadline: April 4, 2016

Spencer Foreman Award for Outstanding Community Service

The Spencer Foreman Award for Outstanding Community Service is presented annually to a member institution or organization with a longstanding, major institutional commitment to addressing community needs.

  • Program Contact: 202-828-0472
  • Nomination Deadline: May 6, 2016