We're proud of our alumni, and choose to honor their great work and contributions through our alumni awards. Below you will find the criteria for our three annual awards: the Distinguished Alumnus Award, the Humanitarian Award, and the Transformational Leadership Award. If you know a UC Davis School of Medicine alumnus who embodies the spirit and values of one of the awards below, please feel free to nominate them at any time using this form.

For a list of past award recipients, click here.

If you have any questions about the awards, or would like more information on the selection process, please do not hesitate to contact the Alumni Office

Distinguished Alumnus Award

The Distinguished Alumnus Award, established in 1988, was created to give recognition annually to an alumna/us of UC Davis School of Medicine or the UC Davis Medical Center for contributions to society and distinguishing themselves through outstanding achievements in medicine.

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Humanitarian Award

The Humanitarian Award, established in 1990 was created to give recognition annually to an alumna/us of the UC Davis School of Medicine or the UC Davis Medical Center for outstanding contributions to their community through distinguished public service.

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Transformational Leadership Award

The recipient of the Transformational Leadership Award is an alumna/us of the UC Davis School of Medicine or Medical Center whose professional achievements and contributions have enhanced the profession, improved the welfare of the general public, provided for personal distinction and brought honor to her/his alma mater.

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