Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award

The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine Alumni Association established the Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award in 2008 to annually recognize WVSOM graduates who are distinguishing themselves through outstanding personal and professional achievements.

The award is coordinated by the WVSOM Alumni Association Board of Directors and will be presented in February, during the Alumni Luncheon, at the Annual Meeting held in conjunction with the Mid-Winter Osteopathic Update.


The criteria for the Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award is as follows:

  • Graduate of WVSOM

  • Member of WVSOM Alumni Association

  •  Involved with or retired from the actual practice of medicine or practice as a medical educator

  • Commitment to the concepts of osteopathic medicine

  • Outstanding contributor to WVSOM or WVSOM Alumni Association (not necessarily financial)

  • Letter of recommendation must be received by October 15 of each year

WVSOM alumni of good standing with paid Alumni Association membership may submit nominations as well as WVSOM Faculty and Staff.

Final selection will be made by WVSOM Alumni Association Board of Directors.

For questions or more information please contact Shannon Warren, Director of Alumni Relations, at 304-647-6382 or swarren@osteo.wvsom.edu

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