Department Awards

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Brian M. Chandler Lifetime Achievement Award in Medical Education

The Brian M. Chandler Award is presented to senior members of the Department of Medicine who have demonstrated leadership in education beyond their role as a clinician and lecturer throughout their career. No formal criteria or form.

Department of Medicine Achievement Award

The Department of Medicine’s Achievement Award is designed to recognize an individual’s sustained, exceptional commitment to the mission of the Department, which is to create, promote and deliver high quality medical education, research and health care. No formal criteria or form.

Department of Medicine Administrative Assistant Award

This award will be given annually to a DoM administrative assistant who has made a significant impact on the organization, seeks continuous improvement and demonstrates great potential to continue to excel and advance in their role. See criteria.

Department of Medicine Clinical Excellence Award

This award will honor and recognize a physician that has and continues to make major contributions to the direct provision of excellent patient care. The Clinical Excellence Award does not depend upon concomitant excellence in education or research. It is an award from the physicians of the department to recognize a doctor we would “like to have treat our loved ones”. The recipient demonstrates dedication to clinical medicine, excellence in their craft, compassion, availability, and the highest standards of the profession. See criteria.

Department of Medicine Excellence in Leadership Award

This award will honor and recognize a physician who is an emerging or established leader who has made, or continues to make, a significant contribution to leadership and development in the DoM. The Excellence in Leadership Award does not depend upon concomitant excellence in education or research. It is an award from the physicians of the department to recognize a doctor who has used leadership to impact the department in a positive way. This can be through clinical, research and/or education leadership roles. The recipient demonstrates leadership qualities including innovation, compassion, accessibility, mentorship and the highest standards of the profession. See criteria.

Department of Medicine Excellence in Medical Education Award

Five awards have been created to acknowledge excellence in education among our departmental members, and to encourage their continued efforts in medical education. See critieria. See nomination form.

Department of Medicine Excellence in Quality & Innovation Award

To acknowledge excellence in quality and innovation among our departmental members, and to encourage their continued efforts in participating in quality improvement in the Faculty of Medicine and the Nova Scotia Health Authority. See critieria.

Department of Medicine Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Presented to a Core Internal Medicine Resident

Department of Medicine Outstanding Academic Performance Award - PGY1

Presented to a PGY1 Core Internal Medicine Resident

Department of Medicine Outstanding Academic Performance Award - PGY2

Presented to a PGY2 Core Internal Medicine Resident

Department of Medicine Outstanding Academic Performance Award - PGY3

Presented to a PGY3 Core Internal Medicine Resident

Department of Medicine Outstanding Consultant Trainee Award

This award will be given annually to a resident who stands out from their peers in providing the highest quality patient care as part of an integrated interdisciplinary team. See criteria.

Department of Medicine Outstanding Faculty (Stephen Couban) Award

Voted on by the Core Internal Medicine Residents. See criteria.

Department of Medicine Outstanding Resident Award - PGY1

Presented to a PGY1 Core Internal Medicine Resident. See criteria.

Department of Medicine Outstanding Resident Award - PGY2

Presented to a PGY2 Core Internal Medicine Resident. See criteria.

Department of Medicine Outstanding Resident Award - PGY3 (Angie McGibbon Award)

Presented to a PGY3 Core Internal Medicine Resident. See criteria.

Department of Medicine Program Administrator Award

This award will be given annually to a DoM Program Administrator who has demonstrated a commitment to enhancing residency/fellowship education as evidenced by innovation and excellence in his/her program and beyond.

Department of Medicine Research Excellence Award

The Dalhousie University Department of Medicine distributes awards to members within the Department who have demonstrated excellence in research in the previous three years. The main purpose of these awards is to honour and publicly recognize the members’ research achievements. Presentation of these awards also aims to encourage research involvement amongst Department members. Guidelines 2020 [PDF - 325 kB] Nomination Form 2020 [.DOCX - 60 kB]

Department of Medicine Research Lifetime Achievement Award

The Dalhousie University Department of Medicine Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to a member of the Department who has demonstrated outstanding achievement and excellence in research. This award will publicly recognize and honor the individual for their contribution to research. See award criteria [PDF - 35 kB]

Department of Medicine Team Lead Award

This award will be given annually to a Team Lead with the Department of Medicine who has demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities. See criteria.

Dr. Robert C. Dickson Prize in Medicine

Awarded to a student, who has had the highest standing in all examinations in Medicine throughout the four year course.

Dr. W. H. Hattie Prize in Medicine

Awarded to a student who, at the completion of the fourth year, has reached the highest standing in Medicine.

Dr. I. M. Szuler Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Internal Medicine

This award will recognize a student in their 4th year, who during their 3rd year clerkship MTU rotation in Internal Medicine, best displays the personal and academic qualities of compassion, high moral and ethical standards, will be highly respected by peers, teachers, nursing staff, and patients in addition to demonstrating satisfactory academic criteria.

Medical Oncology Undergraduate Achievement Award

Awarded to a student who during clerkship rotations in Medical Oncology, best displays exemplary interpersonal and professional skills, knowledge level, and general interest in oncology.

The Barbara L. Blauvelt Cardiology Prize

An annual award for a fourth year student who has been judged by the Division of Cardiology to have shown the greatest interest and degree of inclination towards the study of Cardiology.