Department Senior Awards

The Department of Family and Community Medicine presents six awards to graduating students at the Annual Senior Awards Dinner. Each award comes with a monetary component. Only students who meet the financial eligibility and match with a Family Medicine residency in the regular Match are eligible for these awards.

Please review the award information below, identify any award(s) for which you wish to be considered, and write a strong narrative for each award describing why you should receive it.

The four John Primomo, M.D. Awards:

  • Excellence in Community Service
  • Excellence in Research (for family medicine research conducted during medical school)
  • Excellence in Academic Family Medicine
  • Excellence in Geriatrics


The Alexander Major, MD Exemplary Family Physician Award is presented to a graduating student who demonstrates excellence in clinical and academic ability, community involvement, and leadership potential.

The Bates Medical Award was established in 2002 at the bequest of LeRoy E. Bates III, in order to honor his mother, father, and grandfather. This award is presented to students who plan to specialize as a medical doctor in general practice (Family Medicine). For this award, a review of nominees’ performance evaluations during the Family Medicine Clerkship will occur. Please state in the narrative, your overall contribution to Family Medicine during your time in Medical School.

Please submit:

  • Your Narrative(s),
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV),
  • Contact Information (i.e., home and email addresses; home and mobile telephone numbers)