Each year the Medical Alumni Association recognizes outstanding alumni for their contributions to Emory, the School of Medicine and the greater community. Recipients are honored at the annual Medical Alumni Reception in Atlanta each spring. All medical alumni are encouraged to submit nominations for the following awards:
The Award of Honor is conferred upon a medical alumna/alumnus who has demonstrated distinguished service to the Medical Alumni Association, to the Emory School of Medicine, to Emory University, or to the profession of medicine.
The Distinguished Medical Achievement Award is conferred upon an individual who has achieved distinction in research, teaching, medical practice, or administration in an academic or public institution.
The Arnall Patz Lifetime Achievement Award honors distinguished alumni from the Emory School of Medicine who display extraordinary leadership and accomplishment in the field of medicine at the national or international level.
Distinction in Community Service Award honors distinguished alumni from the Emory School of Medicine who have provided extraordinary service to their community, fulfilling the obligations of their education through creative citizenship and exemplary leadership.