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Awards in Medical Education

NameSponsorType/EligibilityDeadline
Alan Blizzard Award
Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE)
The award is designed to stimulate and reward collaboration in teaching by recognizing teaching development work by a group on a common project. Two or more individuals, one of whom must be teaching at a Canadian University, are eligible to apply.
January
Faculty Honour List for Educational Excellence

McGill University, Faculty of Medicine
This program recognizes outstanding contributions to education in the health professions in the areas of: teaching; educational leadership and innovation; faculty development; and research and scholarly activity in medical education.
February

David Thomson Award for Excellence in Supervision and Teaching

McGill University
The award recognizes excellence in supervision and teaching of graduate students of a professor with at least 3 years of graduate teaching.
February

Carrie Derick Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Supervision



McGill University
The award recognizes excellence in supervision and teaching of graduate students of a professor who is within the first 12 years of his/her career as an academic.
February

RAC Mentor of the Year

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
The award recognizes Fellows of the RCPSC who actively provided role models for medical students, residents and other Fellows in five regions in Canada. One award per region each year. Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) selects the recipient.
February

RAC Prix d’excellence



Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
The award recognizes Fellows of the RCPSC for outstanding qualities and contributions as medical educators (and other two criteria) in five regions in Canada. One or two awards per region each year. RAC selects the recipient.
February
3M - ESPE National Dentistry Teaching Award

Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry (ACFD)
This award recognizes an instructor, who, in opinion of his/her students and peers, has been an outstanding teacher and has displayed exceptional interest and enthusiasm for learning needs of students.
February

NEGEA Awards

Northeast Group on Educational Affairs (NEGEA)
Submissions by staff from member institutions are judged on the degree of innovation and on the impact on learners, teachers and/or teaching environment. Awards are announced and presented at the NEGEA Spring Meeting.
February
Principal's Prize for Excellence in Teaching

McGill University
The prize recognizes excellence in teaching in categories of Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Full Professor.
February
Leo Yaffe Award of Excellence in Teaching

McGill University
Award recognizes outstanding teaching contributions in the education and training of undergraduate students in the Faculty of Science.
February
Ian McWhinney Family Medicine Education Award

College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) Section of Teachers
The award recognizes an outstanding family medicine teacher deemed by his/her peers to have made a significant contribution to family medicine education.
March
Donald I. Rice Award

College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)
The award recognizes and outstanding CFPC family physician member for his/her contribution to teaching, vision and leadership in the discipline.
April
Awards of Excellence

College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)
The award recognizes an outstanding contribution in various specific areas including teaching.
April (vary according to each Chapter)

Abraham Flexner  Award

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Award granted to an individual for extraordinary contributions to medical education community.
May

Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Awards



Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Award recognizes significant contributions to medical education made by gifted teachers.
May
Women in Medicine Leadership Development Award

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Award recognizes an individual or an organization for contribution to develop women leaders in academic medicine, including improvement of educational and professional environment and nurturing students.
Spring
Howard S. Katz Excellence Teaching Award

McGill University Faculty of Dentistry
This award recognizes superior teaching, pedagogical innovation and leadership at the undergraduate level of dental education.
April