We are continuously inspired by the extraordinary work and dedication of the School of Medicine faculty, and we believe in recognizing our colleagues for jobs well done. Every year, faculty members receive well-deserved awards from their respective departments, the School of Medicine, VCU and external organizations like the Medical Society of Virginia.

Faculty Excellence Awards

Each fall, we are proud to recognize commitment and achievement through the Faculty Excellence Awards. These awards highlight accomplishments at every stage of a career as a faculty member, with recognitions across teaching, clinical care, research, leadership and mentorship.

Distinguished Faculty Awards

Since 1982, VCU has paid formal tribute at the annual convocation ceremony to members of the faculty who conduct the mission of the university with distinction and exemplify the best of VCU. School of Medicine recipients are in esteemed company, as the awards are open to faculty across all VCU schools.

These honors include:

  • Distinguished Teaching Award 
  • Distinguished Scholarship Award 
  • Distinguished Service Award 
  • Outstanding Early Career Award 
  • Outstanding Term Faculty Award 
  • University Award of Excellence 

Learn more about the awards, qualifications and nomination process here.

Medical Society of Virginia’s Salute to Service Awards

The Medical Society of Virginia’s annual Salute to Service Awards honor health care workers across Virginia who exemplify selfless dedication to serving their communities and improving care. The foundation selects individuals in areas including advancing patient safety, service to the international community, service to the profession and service by a medical student or resident.