Department Awards


The Department of Anesthesia offers two research prizes to support resident research development in anesthesia: the Emerson A. Moffitt Book Prize for Postgraduate Research in Anesthesia, and the New Brunswick Division of C.A.S. Research Prize ($500).

Diagnostic radiology

The Department of Radiology Offers a Radiology Residents Research Award, sponsored by the Nova Scotia Association of Radiologists. This award is given to the best paper presented at the annual Scientific Meeting of the Atlantic Provinces Radiologists Meeting held each October. This competition is open to all diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine residents of Dalhousie University and Memorial University.

Emergency medicine

The Dr. Douglas E. Sinclair Award in Emergency Medicine Research is presented at the annual Emergency Medicine Research Day. This award is presented by the Department of Emergency Medicine for the most significant research in emergency medicine performed by a resident.

It's judged on the following criteria: objectives, background, methodology, results, analysis, discussion focussed on the results and methodology, conclusions, overall presentation, critical appraisal and appropriateness to emergency medicine and clinical practice.

Family medicine

The Doug Mulholland Award recognizes the Department's best resident project. Projects are judged on originality, relevance to family medicine and critical thinking.

General surgery

An annual General Surgery Resident Research day is held every spring. Both basic science and clinical abstracts are presented by residents at all levels. Two awards are given, $150 each, for the two best abstracts.

Internal medicine

Resident research awards are presented during the Department of Medicine Research Day. Research awards include:

  • best oral and poster presentations by residents, medical students and subspecialty residents
  • best case presentation by a resident
  • Residents' Choice Award
  • Resident Excellence in Research award, based on resident research throughout the year--the recipient is chosen by the resident research committee
  • ACP Research Award, presented annually to a resident with active membership in the American College of Physicians based on their research involvement thoughout the year

Medical oncology & radiation oncology

The Department of Radiation Oncology and the Division of Medical Oncology hold an annual research day in the spring with awards for the best student and resident presentations. Cash prizes are given to all winners. Representation is multidisciplinary with an oncology theme.


The Department of Ophthalmology holds an Annual Residents Research Day competition. The first and second place winners of this competition are awarded prizes in the form of funding to attend a national or international conference at which they must present their project.

Traditionally, the first prize submits their abstract to the ARVO conference in Florida and the second prize to the COS. The prizes are not named. In addition, residents who present research communications at other important meetings are given financial assistance for approved expenses.

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology holds an Annual Departmental Research day where residents, medical students and graduate students working on projects with a faculty advisor are encouraged to present their ongoing or completed research projects. Cash prizes are awarded for the best oral presentations in basic and clinical research.





Dr. B. L. Jewett Memorial Prize
An annual prize to the postgraduate student presenting the best research paper in a topic related to head and neck surgery at the Otolaryngology Research Day competition.


The Department of Pediatrics holds an Annual Departmental Research day where all residents are encouraged to present their ongoing or completed research projects. Cash prizes are awarded for the best oral or poster presentations in basic and clinical research by trainees within the Department of Pediatrics.


The Department of Pathology holds an annual Research Day competition. Prizes are awarded for the best presentation, either oral or poster, of on-going departmental research projects in the following three categories: department residents, department graduate students or post doctoral fellows and trainees external to the Department of Pathology.

A prize of $250 is awarded to the winner in each of these categories with the best presentation at the Department of Pathology Research Day.

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

The Division of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation holds an Annual Resident Research Contest open to physiatry residents in the Dalhousie program. The winner is selected on the basis of oral or poster presentations to the Atlantic Rehabilitation Research Association.


The Department of Psychiatry holds an Annual Research Day every March where residents are encouraged to present papers. The best resident paper receives a prize of $300.


The Department of Surgery holds two important research events each year.

The first is the Dal Surgery Research Day in April, where residents, fellows and students, under the supervision of members of the Department, have the opportunity to present their work. Abstracts are submitted and reviewed by the surgery research committee to determine the 32 presentations to be made. Prizes are awarded to the top residents and students, and as of 2006, the Dr. Robert Stone Traveling Fellowship is awarded to the first place resident.

The second event, which usually occurs in October, is Research Information Day. At this event, surgeons and affiliated scientists in the Department of Surgery present their current research. This event is designed to provide information to residents and medical students who may want to pursue research projects within the Department. It also stimulates multi-disciplinary collaboration in research within the Department.

If you require more information about these events or any other issues regarding research within the Department, please contact Elaine Marsh in the Surgery Research Office.


The Department of Urology offers the following two awards:

The Nova Scotia Medical Society awards an annual prize for the best resident research presentation. The runner-up for this competition also receives an award.

The Dr. Stan G. Lannon Award is given annually to the resident who best exemplifies dedication to the teaching mission of the urology department. This award is displayed prominently within the Department and is accompanied by a cash amount.