Long School of Medicine

Distinguished Medical Alumnus Award Criteria

The UT Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine is accepting nominations for the Distinguished Medical Alumnus Award.Created in 1991, Distinguished Medical Alumnus Awards are granted annually to alumni who have distinguished themselves professionally and through service to their community.


  • Individuals must have received their UT Health medical degree a minimum of 10 years prior to nomination.
  • Former nominations that were not awarded may be resubmitted by including any updated information since the previous nomination.
  • Nominations can be made by any member of the community including: alumni, staff, students, family, friends and business associates.

Nomination Process

  • Candidates must be nominated by and individual other than themselves.
  • Nominator must submit a complete nomination packet to the LSOMAA no later than August 24, 2018.

Nomination Packet Contents

  • A completed Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus nomination form (online form) (PDF form)
  • A comprehensive letter from the Nominator describing the reason for the nomination (see ** below)
  • A current Curriculum Vitae or Resume on the Nominee
  • The nominator’s letter should discuss each criterion listed below in the order presented with a heading to indicate the criterion addressed:
  • Professional Attainment and Achievement – Candidates should have attained prominence in his or her industry or profession. Their work should have a demonstrated impact.
  • Community Service/ Outstanding Service to Industry or Profession – Candidates should have demonstrated outstanding service to his or her community or to his or her industry or profession.
  • UT Health San Antonio Loyalty and Support – Candidates should have demonstrated a pride in their alma mater through contributed time, talent or resources. Their interest in and loyalty to UT Health should be evident.
  • Integrity and Character - Candidate must have the highest standard of personal integrity and character.

**Mission of the Long School of Medicine: The mission of the Long School of Medicine is to serve the needs of the citizens of Texas by providing medical education and training to medical students and physicians at all career levels and fostering an environment of life‐long learning that is flexible and emphasizes professionalism, with special commitment to the preparation of physicians in both the art and science of medical practice; conducting biomedical and other health‐related research, with particular attention to translational research; delivering exemplary health care; and providing a responsive resource in health‐related affairs for the nation and the state, with particular emphasis on South Texas.