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Nominations for 2024 awards cycle closed

Nominations are now closed for the 2024 Careers in Medicine Excellence in Medical Student Career Advising Awards, which recognize the importance of those who support students in making well-informed and strategic career decisions.


Date Item
April 9–June 4 (11:59 PM PDT) Nomination cycle open
June–July CiM Advisory Committee reviews nominations
July–September Nominators and nominees (if applicable) are notified of status
November Crystal awards presented to winners at Learn Serve Lead 2024: The AAMC Annual Meeting in Atlanta

Nomination process

Nominations may be submitted by a medical school dean, designee, AAMC OSR representative, or other faculty or staff member employed by an AAMC- or AACOM-member medical school or by a non-U.S. medical school that maintains a subscription to Careers in Medicine during the entire award cycle. Individuals may nominate themselves. A medical school may submit one nomination per award category.


Preparing a nomination

  • Collaborate at your school to consider potential nominees and choose final selection(s).
  • For each nomination, complete the online form and add 1-3 supporting documents. These can include letters of support from advisees, colleagues, and administrators, evaluations, institutional-level awards, representative advising materials developed by the nominee, and relevant articles/publications.
  • Pro tip: Reference past winners for examples and ideas of what to include in your nomination.

About the awards

The goal of career and academic advising is to assist students in assessing their interests and abilities, examining their educational and career goals, making decisions, and developing short- and long-term plans to help them meet their objectives (CAS Standards and Guidelines, 2012). 

To recognize the importance of effective career decisions and the faculty and staff who support students in the career-planning process, CiM annually presents three awards: a program, a faculty advisor, and a staff award.