Nominees must have a MD or DO degree and should be actively involved in the medical student education process and have demonstrated their possession of the primary qualities and characteristics outlined below:
- Positive mentoring skills
- Involvement in community service
- Demonstrates and models the values of diversity, equity and inclusion in their daily work and life
- Collaboration with students and patients
Each primary Organization of Student Representative (OSR) in a U.S. AAMC member medical school may nominate one candidate each year. Institutions may resubmit the name of a previously nominated candidate, although the written nomination should be rewritten and not duplicated from the previous year.
- Nominees must be a physician (MD or DO degree) member of the school's clinical faculty either in a tenure or non-tenure track.
- Nominees must still be on faculty at the time of the award during the 2021 AAMC Annual Meeting in the fall.
- The institutional selection process will be coordinated and supervised by the OSR primary representative and should include an organized institutional nomination and selection process involving all medical students.
- The Dean of Student Affairs must be made aware of the nomination prior to submission.
The nomination must be submitted via the online call system.
- Please certify your OSR rep status prior to submission.
- The OSR representative must notify the institution's nominee of the award nomination at the time of submission.
- Please do not include nominees' curriculum vitae or resumes. These materials will NOT be considered in the selection process and will not be provided to the selection committee for consideration.
- Please do not include letters of support; they will not be provided to the selection committee for consideration.
- Nominations with less than two paragraphs of text per category will not be eligible. A paragraph is typically a minimum of five sentences.
- Nominations must be submitted by Friday, April 2, 2021, 11:59 PM EST.
- Nominations received after the deadline date will not be considered for the award; no exceptions.
- Convey how students feel about the nominee.
- Provide quotes and anecdotes (list who the quotes are from: students, peers, patients, and faculty etc.) describing the nominee’s qualities.
- Give specific examples and accomplishments that exhibit the nominee’s humanistic characteristics.
- Relay how all sections of the nomination form categories impact students.
- Provide specific examples of humanism and compassion.
- Demonstrate a 360 degree view of the nominee in varying environments.
- Include what the nominee does outside of medicine: interests, volunteer work, hobbies, etc.
- One author should write the entire nomination so that it reads as one voice and in the third person as a narrative. Tell a story.
- The nomination should be written well.