PAMED Awards

Join the Pennsylvania Medical Society in celebrating the extraordinary achievements of our physicians! Nominate an inspiring colleague for our prestigious awards, including the Distinguished Service Award, Top Physicians Under 40, and the Community Voluntary Service Award. Don’t miss the chance to honor those who go above and beyond in their service to medicine and community. Submit your nominations by February 14, 2025, and help us highlight the heroes among us.

Mark Your Calendars for the Live Unveiling of Our 2025 Awardees Friday, May 16, 2025!


PAMED Everyday Hero

Do you know a Pennsylvania physician who goes above and beyond in helping patients? The Pennsylvania Medical Society encourages nominations for this monthly, member award.

Everyday Hero Award nominations are accepted throughout the year.
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Top Physicians Under 40

Throughout the commonwealth are talented early career physicians, who already are performing at a high level. Pennsylvania's Top Physicians Under 40 recognizes on a yearly basis the best of the best early career physicians. 

The 2025 nomination deadline is Feb. 14, 2025.
Congratulations to our 2024 Top Physicians Under 40!

Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award—given to PAMED members for lifetime achievements in medicine—is PAMED's highest honor. Jonas E. Salk, MD, was named the award's first recipient in 1956, for his role in developing the anti-polio vaccine.

The 2025 nomination deadline is Feb. 14, 2025.
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Community Voluntary Service Award

Created in 1992, this award recognizes physician members who have donated their time and expertise in community and international settings.

In even-numbered years, it recognizes a member for his or her international volunteerism. In odd-numbered years, the award recognizes a member for his or her volunteerism in their community. 

The 2025 nomination deadline is Feb. 14, 2025.
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