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The Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Business Affairs (AAMC/GBA) establishes the following categories of awards: Emeritus, Service with Distinction, and Honorary Member. These categories of awards are intended to provide a standard for the organization to recognize members who have retired, are planning retirement, or who leave academic medicine, and have provided outstanding commitment to the GBA. Contributions may have been provided in the form of leadership, exemplary service to the organization, and wisdom.

Nomination packages for candidates with an effective retirement or departing date on or before December 31st of the calendar year and received on or before December 31st, will be considered for recognition at the GBA Spring Meeting in the following calendar year. Nomination packages received after December 31st will be considered in the subsequent year.  The GBA Steering Committee will also consider nominees prior to December 31st for receipt of these awards.  

Each candidate must be nominated by an active member of the GBA. Candidates may not nominate themselves. The nominating member must forward a nominating letter recommending the category, either "Emeritus", "Service with Distinction" or "Honorary Member". The nomination letter should include information about the candidate’s contributions to the GBA over the years and why you feel they are deserving of this recognition.  This letter should be forwarded to the AAMC/GBA staff by December 31st. The AAMC/GBA staff will confirm that the candidate meets the established criteria for the applicable category and the nomination package is complete.  More information on each of the three award categories can be found on the award pages: 

The AAMC staff will review the completed candidate nomination packages and present the candidates for endorsement to the GBA Steering Committee or a subset of Steering Committee members. 

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