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The UW Medicine Alumni Association recognizes exceptional alumni with four annual awards. These awards are given to recipients who have completed their MD or any training program at the UW School of Medicine.

  • The Distinguished Alumna/Alumnus Award recognizes an alum whose professional achievements and cumulative contributions have brought personal distinction, enhanced the general health and well-being of the public through professional practice, research or public policy, and brought honor to their alma mater.
  • The Alumni Humanitarian Award honors an alum who embodies the ideals of UW Medicine and whose career reflects an ongoing commitment to serve others through the practice of medicine, or whose research has contributed to greater communal good.
  • The Medical Alumni Service Award recognizes an alum whose dedicated and determined efforts have benefitted the University of Washington School of Medicine and/or the University of Washington School of Medicine Alumni Association and/or their community.
  • The Alumni Early Achievement Award honors an alum who graduated within the last 20 years and has excelled in their career, making significant contributions to public health through clinical care, medical science, research, humanitarianism or administrative activities.

UW Medicine faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate alumni colleagues, friends, mentors, students and trainees who are deserving of these prestigious honors. Nominations are due by Sunday, December 31, 2023, at Distinguished Alumni Awards.

The 2024 awards will be celebrated at an all-school celebration on Friday, May 31, 2024. For more information, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 206.685.1875 or