Nomination and Selection

  • Nominations may be submitted by any alumnus/alumna, faculty or friend of the school
  • Selection will be made by the Alumni Society Board of Governors
  • Nominations will be accepted by downloading and submitting the Printable Form, or by submitting the webform below.

Overall Eligibility

  • Any alumnus/alumna of SIU SOM
  • Self-nominations will not be accepted
  • Sitting members of the Board of Governors are ineligible
  • See below for descriptions and selection factors for each award prior to nominating.


1. Achievement Award

The Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award recognizes alumni who have made outstanding contributions to medicine and distinguished service to mankind.

Selection Factors for Achievement Award

  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Leadership
  • Provision of high-quality medical care
  • Other acts of merit or generosity

2. Service Award

The Distinguished Alumni Service Award recognizes alumni who have made an outstanding commitment to the health and welfare of their patients and their community and for humanitarian activities.

Selection Factors for Service Award

  • Contributions to his/her local community (or broader area) in a civic, cultural or health care sense.
  • Expertise and contribution to the profession of medicine

3. Early Career Achievement Award

The Distinguished Alumni Early Career Achievement Award recognizes alumni (within the first 15 years of their career) who have made significant contributions through clinical service, research, education, public or professional service and/or administrative leadership.

Selection Factors for Early Career Achievement Award

  • Early distinction in his/her field no longer than 15 years of post-medical training
  • Expertise and contribution to the profession of medicine
  • Epitomize the SIU SOM tradition of excellence through exemplary achievement in medical education, research or patient care in the initial years of his/her career
  • Current Start
  • Nominator
  • Letters of Support
  • Complete
See award descriptions at the top of this page for detailed descriptions of each award.
Enter your letter of nomination