AMWA recognizes exceptional achievements and
contributions to the field of medical communication.
Fellowships are presented to members of AMWA to recognize their significant contributions to the goals and activities of AMWA as well as their other professional accomplishments. Candidates must have been active members in good standing for at least 5 consecutive years immediately before Fellowship nomination.
Honorary Fellowships are presented to persons who are not members of AMWA, to recognize their distinguished contributions in the area of medical communication or allied professions and sciences.
Nominations from members are accepted. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Harold Swanberg Distinguished Service Award is named in honor of Harold Swanberg, MD, the founder of the American Medical Writers Association. The Swanberg is presented to an active member of AMWA who has made distinguished contributions to medical communication or rendered unusual and distinguished services to the medical profession. The Swanberg Award is presented during AMWA's Medical Writing & Communication Conference. AMWA members may nominate qualified individuals for this award. Please contact email@example.com.
The President's Award is given by the AMWA president to a member of AMWA who has made distinctive contributions to the association at the chapter or national level. The nominee must have been an AMWA member for 10 years and cannot have served on the Executive Committee.
Golden Apple Award
The Golden Apple Award is awarded to workshop leaders who have demonstrated excellence in teaching in the AMWA education program.
The John P. McGovern Award, named in honor of John P. McGovern, is presented to a member or non-member of AMWA to recognize a preeminent contribution to any of the various modes of medical communication. The McGovern Award is presented during AMWA's Medical Writing & Communication Conference.
The Walter C. Alvarez Award is named in honor of Walter C. Alvarez, MD, a pioneer in the field of medical communication. The award is presented to either a member or non-member of AMWA to honor excellence in communicating health care developments and concepts to the public. The Alvarez Award is presented during AMWA's Medical Writing & Communication Conference.
AMWA also recognizes organizations that have demonstrated a vision for the medical writing profession. Learn more about our corporate recognition program.