The WELL Office Awards

The below awards are issued to MDCM students by The WELL Office on an annual basis. The value and number of awards can vary from year to year based on applications, eligibility and availability of funds. Students may apply directly for an award where applicable or, with their consent, through the recommendation of the UGME Wellness Consultants. 

NAME DESCRIPTION SELECTION  ANNOUNCEMENT
Juliette Benarroch Caregiving Award Established in 2012 by Dr. Jacques Balayla, this award supports one or two students who are facing personal life challenges which could affect their completion of the MDCM program. 

The recipient(s) will be selected by the WELL Office on the recommendation of the UGME Wellness Consultants.

Maximum 2 recipients

To maintain confidentiality, recipients will be contacted directly by the WELL Office and only the number of awards issued will be announced in the MDCM-Info in May of each year.
Abdul K.I. and Zai Razack Memorial Medical Student Prize for Social Justice in Medicine Established in 2012 by Dr. Saleem Razack, a faculty member, for outstanding graduating medical students who have demonstrated a commitment to addressing the health care concerns of locally identified vulnerable and marginalized populations through either research or advocacy during medical school.  Applicants must be in their final year of studies and provide their CV and a one-page letter outlining their commitment to addressing the healthcare concerns of locally identified vulnerable and marginalized populations through either research or advocacy during medical school. Details and application deadline will be announced in the MDCM-Info during the fall semester. Recipient(s) to be announced in the MDCM-Info in May of each year.
Class of Medicine 1992 Resilience Award Established by the Class of Medicine 1992 after their 25th reunion in 2018, this award intends to support one or more medical students in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences who, in the face of significant acute illness, chronic illness, and/or stresses caused by life circumstances (including, for example, learning disabilities, pregnancy, or health issues of a family member), demonstrate resilience and a continued commitment to their studies.  The recipient(s) will be selected by the WELL Office on the recommendation of the UGME Wellness Consultants. This award may be given throughout the year, as the need arises from students. To maintain confidentiality, recipients will be contacted directly by the WELL Office.
Christine Hwang Leadership Award To recognize a first-year medical student who fosters a positive environment among his classmates through leadership, initiative and community involvement. The recipient will be selected annually by the Medical Student Society.  Recipient to be announced in the MDCM-Info in May of each year.

Dr. Clarence F.C. Powles Mobility in Rural Medicine Award (Campus Outaouais learners)

Established in 2020 by the Pontiac Community Hospital Foundation (FHC), this fund aims to honour the memory of Dr. Clarence FC Powles, MDCM 1914. Dr. Powles was instrumental in establishing the first hospital in the regional municipality of Shawville in the county of Pontiac in Quebec. The mobility grant provides support to one or more students enrolled in the MDCM program at McGill's Campus Outaouais who attend Canadian conferences on rural medicine.

Awarded by the Bureau SOURCES, Campus Outaouais in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, an annual sum of up to $5,000 will be used to reimburse travel expenses and possibly accommodation or other costs supporting the participation of one or more students in conferences.

In 2022, the Canadian Conference on Rural Medicine will be held in Ottawa in April. As there will be no travel and accommodation costs, the participation costs will likely be covered for all the cohorts of the Campus Outaouais.

The recipients will be announced in the MDCM-Info in May of each year.

Geggie-Stevenson Admission Scholarship (Campus Outaouais learners)

Created in 2019 by the 'Fondation de santé des collines' in honour of Drs Harold J. Geggie, MD CM 1911 and Hans Stevenson, pioneers and promoters of rural family medicine in the Gatineau Valley.

Awarded by the Faculty to an undergraduate student starting the ÉMPC program at Campus Outaouais, based on the excellence of their academic record. Preference will be given to students wishing to pursue their medical practices in the Outaouais region and/or to students who come from the Outaouais region.

Administered by the Admissions Office. All new students meeting the criteria are considered for entrance scholarships and no form is required. These scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and according to the availability of funds.

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