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MD Early Achievement Award

MD Early Achievement Award

The MD Early Achievement Award recognizes alumni who have brought honor and distinction to the UVA School of Medicine by demonstrating outstanding leadership in—and making significant contributions to—the field of medicine and/or science early in their careers through teaching, research, clinical care, public or professional service, or civic duties.

The award was established in 2018 by the UVA Medical Alumni Association and Medical School Foundation.

See a list of previous winners here.


To be considered for this award, nominees should meet the following criteria:

  1. The nominee must be a living graduate of the UVA School of Medicine or its affiliate Graduate Medical Education programs who is no more than 20 years post-graduation from their MD program.
  2. The nominee should have the following characteristics:
      • Recognized by alumni, faculty and staff as demonstrating achievement in one or more of the following categories:
        • Research
        • Teaching
        • Clinical care
        • Public or professional service
        • Civic duties


The required nomination form can be found below. Nominations will be accepted as follows:

      1. Online submissions using the online form — preferred method.
      2. Submit answers to the questions below as a Word document or PDF via email.
      3. Submit answers to the questions below by sending the printed document via fax (434-982-3202) or mail (UVA Medical Alumni Association, PO Box 800776, Charlottesville, VA 22908).

** Nominations for the 2022 award are now closed. **


Although a CV may be submitted to support a nomination, a complete nomination must also include answers to the questions in the form below regarding the nominee. Incomplete nominations will not be considered. Please do not include hyperlinks  — all information to be considered should be included in the nomination form. Supporting materials, such as a CV or other documentation, significantly enhance the quality of a submission for review by the committee.

The selection committee can opt to not select a winner in a given year if it determines there are no qualifying or deserving candidates.


Read answers to our most commonly asked questions regarding the nominations process here.

If you have additional questions, please contact us.