Resident Leadership Award

Royal College Specialities & Subspecialities

Instituted in 2020, this award recognizes a Dalhousie Medical School resident in a Royal College Specialty or Subspecialty program who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in their field. Areas of leadership could include but are not limited to advocacy, research, community engagement, mentorship of students and/or other residents, or administration. Nominees must be in a residency program at time of nomination to be eligible.


2023 Recipient

Dr. Courtney Gullickson (MD ’19)

Dr. Gullickson has been an outstanding resident leader since she started her pediatrics residency at Dalhousie three years ago. Her leadership skills have been most notable over the past year during her tenure as MarDocs President. Dr. Gullickson was the lead resident during contract negotiations and was able to secure a new deal that has directly improved resident wellness and educational opportunities as well as developed a new program that has provided fresh meals for residents on call. Dr. Gullickson has also undertaken several positions behind the scenes, including as a member of the Resident Doctors of Canada board of directors, the PGME Dean selection committee, and the PGME committee, to name a few.

Past award recipients

  • 2022: Dr. Michael MacGillivary (MD '18)
  • 2021: Dr. Marissa LeBlanc (MD '17, PGY 4)
  • 2020: Dr. Leo Fares (MD ’16, PGY 5)