Pennsylvania Medical Society Awards

Our annual awards recognize physicians for the great work they do. The nomination period for our 2021 annual awards - the Distinguished Service Award, Top Physicians Under 40 Award, and Physician Award for Community Voluntary Service - ended Jan. 15, 2021. The award committees will be reviewing the nominations 

Everyday Hero Award nominations are accepted throughout the year.

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PAMED Everyday Hero Award

everydayhero12_21 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.

Nominate a Member 


Top Physicians Under 40

top40_12_21Throughout 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 2021 nomination deadline was Jan. 15, 2021.

See 2020 selections

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 2021 nomination deadline was Jan. 15, 2021.

See past awards recipients


   Physician Award For Voluntary Service

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

In odd-numbered years, the award recognizes a member for his or her volunteerism in their community. See past awards recipients

In even-numbered years, it recognizes a member for his or her international volunteerism.

The 2021 nomination deadline was Jan. 15, 2021.