AACOM’s Excellence in Communications (EIC) Awards Program 
is designed to recognize the important role communications plays in advancing osteopathic medical education and the profession. It also seeks to inspire higher levels of performance among our members.

Each year, more than 100 entries are reviewed and award winners are chosen by an expert panel of judges—consisting of AACOM's Communications and Marketing team, AACOM senior staff members, and guest judges who specialize in all areas of communication—based on creativity and effectiveness in achieving the project's stated objective related to the mission of the submitting osteopathic medical school.

2017 Submission cycle is now closed.  Please check back in November 2017.

Submission Guidelines

Download the 2017 EIC Submission Guidelines and Entry Form.

All entries must include:

  • Completed entry form
  • Required samples of project being entered 
  • A submission description
  • Paid submission fee and order form completed through the AACOM Online Store


The panel of judges will be composed of successful communications professionals from the DC metro area specializing in different arenas of communications and marketing. Judging will take place in March. 

Entries will be adjudicated on level of excellence in: 

  • Concept
  • Content
  • Design
  • Creativity
  • Superiority of writing and editing
  • Final production quality
  • Overall effectiveness and brand alignment
  • Awards

    Award winners will be individually notified by April 1. All winners will be recognized at the Marketing and Communications Advisory Council (MAC) spring meeting and the AACOM Awards Banquet at the Joint AACOM & AODME 2017 Annual Conference in Baltimore, MD.


    Lindsey Jurd 
    (301) 968-4152

    Awards Banquet Program 

    Learn more about AACOM's awards recipients in the programs below: