Department of Medicine Outstanding Research Trainee Awards:
The Department of Medicine Outstanding Research Trainee Awards recognize outstanding performance in research by residents in Department of Medicine programs. There are up to three awards available, categorized by previous research experience: one award for a resident with an existing graduate degree, one award for a resident without previous formal research experience, and one award reserved for residents enrolled in the Clinician Scientist Training Program. The award, consisting of a commemorative certificate, is presented at the Department of Medicine Graduation Ceremony.
The award is based on outstanding performance, as evidenced by one of more of the following:
a research project/paper that has achieved significant scientific impact such as publication in a high impact journal, or won the student recognition by a professional society or conference either via award or selection for an oral presentation, or advanced the student to a level of scholarship (e.g. Studentship/Fellowship by granting agency)
a research project that has a significant scientific impact on society at large, or group of individuals as evidence by social media presence, dissemination by traditional media outlets, etc.
a research observation or paper that is acknowledged to be a significant advance, influence or transformation in the student’s field of research.
Department of Medicine Education Awards
Department of Medicine Resident Teacher of the Year Award:
The Department of Medicine Resident Teacher of the Year Award recognizes a resident of the Department of Medicine who has demonstrated sustained excellence as a teacher and role model over their training. The award, consisting of a commemorative certificate, is presented at the Department of Medicine Graduation Ceremony.
Department of Medicine Award for Excellence in Mentorship:
This award is designed to recognize a resident who has shown excellence in mentoring other trainees in the Department of Medicine while balancing the competing challenges of their own training and personal lives. The award, consisting of a commemorative certificate, is presented at the Department of Medicine Graduation Ceremony.
Department of Medicine Emerging Clinician Award:
The Department of Medicine Emerging Clinician Award honours those residents who have demonstrated consistent outstanding clinical performance and the highest standard of patient care. Winners of the award recognizes clinicians for setting an example in high quality patient care, diagnostic acumen, and ability to confront challenging cases, while demonstrating humility, respect and civility for patients and colleagues.