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About the Award

The chiefs of the clinical dental, medical and surgical services at UNC Hospitals have established the House Officer Award to recognize members of the Hospitals’ house staff for exemplary service to patients and families, professional performance and compassionate patient care. As many as five house officers are honored annually, based on nominations submitted by UNC attending physicians and other UNC Health Care employees.

Process and Selection Criteria

A selection committee composed of physicians, nurses and other clinical and administrative staff evaluate nominations and recommend individuals for recognition to the Medical Staff Executive Committee. The general criteria used for recommendation include:

  • Demonstrated empathy for patients and their families
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in listening to and communicating with patients and families
  • Advocacy for and demonstration of the highest standards of patient care
  • Exemplary professional and interpersonal interactions with colleagues, staff, patients and visitors


Any full-time UNC Hospitals house officer is eligible for an award.

Who Can Nominate

UNC Hospitals physicians and dentists and UNC Health Care employees may submit an online nomination form. Letters of support may be attached, but are not required.

Nomination Forms

You may nominate a candidate for the award by clicking here and filling out an online form. The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, Oct. 4, 2019.