The Community Alumni Award is given annually to College of Medicine or resident alumnus practicing in a non-academic setting in acknowledgement of distinguished career achievements, both in contributions to the practice of medicine and to society as a whole. 

Achievement might be listed under the following:

  • contributions to organized medicine
  • leadership in regional or state medical society or in other state or national organizations
  • non-profit voluntary organizations including religious organizations, school boards, etc.
  • responsible position in military with high rank
  • recognized master clinician
  • support to the university or their university, local hospital or medical community on a local or more wide-ranging level
  • distinguished service in the VA, NIH, etc.