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The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), a national medical specialty society representing emergency medicine with more than 28,000 members, is seeking your help in selecting a medical student who intends to pursue a career in emergency medicine, and who has demonstrated outstanding patient care and involvement in medical organizations or the community.

The award is intended to recognize students who excel in compassionate care of patients, professional behavior, and service to the community and/or specialty.

Award Recognition

Includes a certificate from ACEP. Any monetary award is to be decided at the local level.


Be a member in good standing of a US allopathic or osteopathic medical school.

Deadline for 2019: November 1, 2018-April 28, 2019

(Submissions received during this time-frame will be for the 2019 award and will be recognized at ACEP 2019)

ACEP is asking the chair of emergency medicine, the emergency medicine program director, or the medical student clerkship director, to select one medical student who is emergency medicine bound, using the following criteria:

  • The student gives outstanding care to patients in a manner that exemplifies professionalism and a humanistic approach to patients, their families, and fellow health care workers; and
  • The student has evidence of active service to medical organizations and the community that demonstrates a substantial commitment of time and effort- with evidence of leadership.

Grades and board scores are not a requisite for this award.

Submission Process

Only one nominee per medical school.

Please submit the name of your award recipient to ACEP using the online submission form


Award recipients will be announced in an ACEP publication and on the ACEP Web site.

Announcement may also be made at your medical school’s awards or
graduation ceremony.

For questions, please contact Academic Affairs at [email protected] or 800-798-1822, ext. 3302.

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