Medical Alumni Awards

Since 1956, the University of Missouri Medical Alumni Organization has annually recognized alumni for outstanding achievement, contributions to the field of medicine and support of the MU School of Medicine.

Citation of Merit

The Citation of Merit is presented annually to an alumnus/alumna who has made significant contributions to the medical profession. The award is considered the highest honor presented by the School of Medicine.

Distinguished Service Award

This award is presented annually to recognize alumni who have distinguished themselves through medical service.

Outstanding Young Physician Award

Established in 1982, this award is presented annually to recognize alumni who have distinguished themselves in the field of medicine early in their career. Nominees must be age 45 or younger at the time of nomination.

Honorary Medical Alumni Award

This honor is bestowed upon non-alumni who have demonstrated special interests in the MU School of Medicine and the Medical Alumni Organization.

2022 Nominations

Nominations for the 2021 Medical Alumni Awards will be accepted through January 10, 2022. Nominations remain active for two years. Submit nomination materials (listed below) by email to, or by mail to Medical Alumni Awards Committee, MU Medical Alumni Office, One Hospital Drive, DC018.00, Columbia, MO 65212.

Nomination Materials


  • Nomination Form
  • Letter of Nomination highlighting contributions and facts supporting the candidate’s
  • Qualifications for consideration
  • A CV/resume listing career history, publications, awards, accomplishments, etc.


  • Additional letters of support
  • Bio/Bio Sketch of the nominee
  • Articles highlighting the nominee’s contributions

For more information about the Medical Alumni Awards Program or for assistance with the nomination process, contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at or 573-882-5021.