Thomas Caine, MD'63 receiving Dist. Service Award 2014The University of Utah School of Medicine Alumni Association invites you to nominate a physician, colleagues or member of the community who has contributed in extraordinary ways to the practice or support of medicine for consideration of the Distinguished Service Award for 2017. School of Medicine alumni, faculty and staff, as well as members of the community and colleagues, may submit nominations from now until March 1, 2017

NOTE: This year the School of Medicine Alumni Association will only be collecting nominations for the SOM Distinguished Service Award. The Distinguished Alumni and Distinguished Humanitarian were already chosen in 2016 when a tie for the top nominees in those categories occurred. 


Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 awards. Deadline for nomination submissions is March 1, 2017. Download Nomination Cover Form (pdf)

Submission Criteria

The following submission criteria must be included and will be used in determining the nominee's qualifications for receiving the award:

  1. Why the Nominee Should Receive the Award: The nominator will be requested to describe how their nominee contributes to the respective award criteria listed above, plus any other pertinent information they feel is valuable to the nomination.
  2. Curriculum Vitae: A CV should be included with submissions for the Distinguished Alumni Award. A CV is recommended but not required for the Service Award nomination or Humanitarian Award nomination as often they are not academic in nature.
  3. Letters of Support: A minimum of two letters of recommendation are required for each nominee; one of which can be the nomination letter.

Submit your nomination

An announcement of the awardees will be included in the summer edition of the Illuminations Magazine and posted on our website in June of each year. Award Recipients will be honored at the October School of Medicine Alumni Association's Annual Awards Banquet at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City hosted by the Dean of the School of Medicine and the President of the Alumni Association.

Finalist Re-Nomination: If a nominee is a finalist, but they are not selected, the names are automatically re-nominated for the next year. If they are not finalists they must be re-nominated yearly. This information will be shared with all nominators in June of each year.