The American Medical Association awards program


The AMA is committed to recognizing and honoring those who exemplify medicine's highest values: commitment to service, community involvement, altruism and leadership. 

Membership Moves Medicine™

  • Free access to JAMA Network™ and CME
  • Save hundreds on insurance
  • Fight for physicians and patient rights
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Citation for Distinguished Service
  • AMA Medal of Valor
  • Scientific Achievement Award
  • American Medical Association Award for Citizenship and Community Service
  • President's Citation for Service to the Public
  • AMA Foundation Award for Health Education
  • American Medical Association Foundation Award for Leadership in Medical Ethics and Professionalism
  • Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Medical Executive Meritorious Achievement Award
  • Community Service Award
  • Young at Heart Award

The mission of the AMA Foundation is to bring physicians and communities together to improve our nation’s health.

Available AMA Foundation awards and scholarships include:

The AMA Physician’s Recognition Award (PRA) honors physicians who have demonstrated their commitment to patient care through continuing medical education (CME).

Find descriptions and criteria for each of AMA’s awards for physicians, medical students and residents. Learn more about the AMA Foundation awards.