A call for nominations is sent to the entire AOA listserv (Gainesville and Jacksonville campuses). Residents and fellows must have completed one year of training and faculty must have been at UF at least two years. Nominators are asked to provide a letter of support and the CV of the nominee. Criteria for selection are based on professional achievement, service to the community, future promise (for trainees), professionalism, and a commitment to teaching. There is a separate selection committee that includes faculty, residents, and medical students. All members must be in AOA. Each nominee is discussed and a vote is taken. UF selects up to 3 faculty, 10 residents/fellows, and 3 alumni each year.