Distinguished Awards


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The Alumni Association of Boston University School of Medicine confers Distinguished Alumni Awards and Humanitarian Awards on graduates of the medical school.

These awards are given in recognition of the distinguished clinical, teaching and research careers of alumni or in recognition of their significant contribution to the betterment of their fellow human beings and are presented during the School of Medicine’s Alumni Weekend held in May.

The BUSM Distinguished Alumnus/a Award is presented to a graduate in recognition of outstanding and widely recognized achievement, particularly to someone who exemplifies the standards and objectives of the School of Medicine through personal conduct, professional accomplishments, and community service. Distinct preference is given to one whose achievements have a significant impact to the medical field on a national and global scale.

Nominate a graduate for a Distinguished Alumnus/a Award here.

The BUSM Humanitarian Award recognizes a graduate of the School who has provided unique, compassionate care to patients who have special needs because of specific afflictions, poverty, or living conditions that lack resources. The award recognizes dedication to providing medical care to the underprivileged and under-served. The recipient has devoted a significant portion of his or her medical career to this type of care. 

Nominate a graduate for a BUSM Humanitarian Award here.

You may also send a nomination letter to the address below:

The Awards Committee
BUSM Alumni Association
72 East Concord Street, L120
Boston, MA 02118

Email: alumbusm@bu.edu

Please click below to view additional information about our award recipients.