The Carrington Award was one of the most prestigious honors granted by the Federation in the field of medicine, generally regarded as a lifetime achievement award. Five nominees were selected by the Federation Medical Council every year.
In 2371, the nominees were Doctor Wade, Healer Senva of the Vulcan Medical Institute, Doctor Henri Roget of the Central Hospital of Altair, Chirurgeon Ghee P'Trell of Andoria, and Doctor Julian Bashir of Deep Space 9. Bashir was the youngest person ever to be nominated for the award. Henri Roget was the winner of the Carrington that year.