RCPSC- Royal College/ AMS Donald Richards Wilson Award
This award recognizes the seminal work of Dr. Donald R. Wilson, who, while serving as president of AMS, led the initiative which served as a foundation from which emerged the CanMEDS program of the Royal College. It is given annually to a medical educator or an identified leader who has demonstrated excellence in integrating the CanMEDS roles into a Royal College or other health related training program. The CanMEDS roles and competency framework have been recognized both nationally and internationally as essential components of medical education, equipping physicians with the attitudes, knowledge and skills required to provide the diversity of services to meet the needs of society.
2016 Recipient: Dr. Najma A. Ahmed, FRCSC, General Surgery Residency Program, University of Toronto
Queen’s University/ The Boyd Upper Award
Established in 1988, The Boyd Upper Award recognizes the many contributions of Dr. Upper (Queen’s Meds 1958) to AMS and the history of medicine in Canada. Dr. Upper was a member of the AMS Board of Directors from 1976 until 199, becoming President and CEO in 1996. Awarded on the basis of outstanding achievement in history of medicine research to undergraduate students in any medical year in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University. The prize allows recipients to attend medical conferences, namely the History of Medicine Days in Calgary.
2016 Recipients: Prabhpreet Kaur Hundal, Jatinderpreet Singh, Stanislav Pasyk along with Calvin Santiago and Nicolas Biasutti
2015 Recipients: Kirsten Nesset, Sophie Palmer and Elena- Bianca Barbir
College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) / AMS Mimi Divinsky Awards for Narrative Medicine
This award is named in memory of the late Dr Mimi Divinsky for her role as a pioneer in narrative medicine in Canada. The award recognizes the best narrative accounts of experiences in family medicine by CFPC members, family medicine residents and medical students.
One award is offered each year in either English or French to a CFPC Physician member, family medicine resident or a medical student. All stories are publicly available on the CFPC website at: Stories in Family Medicine. Award winning stories will also be published in Canadian Family Physician.
2015 Recipients: Dr. Jessica Ladouceur for a story written in English by a family medicine resident & Dr. Courtney Howard for a story written in English by a family doctor
Ontario Bar Association/ AMS John Hodgson Award
Mr. Hodgson acted as a legal advisor to AMS from the early 1970s at the time of its transformation from a prepaid medical care plan to a charitable organization until his retirement. This award, presented every two years, recognizes the integral role that John played in the success of AMS. It is presented to a member of the Ontario Bar Association for significant contributions in Charity and Not for Profit Law.
2014 Recipient: Posthumously awarded to Hugh M. Kelly, Q.C.
Royal Society of Canada/Jason Hannah Medal
The Jason A. Hannah Medal was established in 1976 by the Royal Society of Canada with assistance from AMS, through its Hannah Institute for the History of Medicine. The medal was established to honour AMS founder, Dr. Jason A. Hannah, and to bring recognition to the work of Canadian research in the history of medicine.
The medal is now awarded every two years for an important Canadian publication in the history of medicine. In this context, the word “Canadian” refers to the citizenship or residence of the author, or to a content clearly relevant to Canadian medicine and health care. The award is normally made for a book published in the two years preceding its nomination.
Recipient 2016; To be announced in May
Toronto General &Western Hospital Foundation/
AMS Recognition Award for Exemplary End-of-Life Care
This award is presented annually to a health care professional who demonstrates excellence in professional practice and compassionate end of life care for patients.
Recipient 2016: Mr. R.J. Edralin, Registered Nurse in the Emergency Department at Toronto Western Hospital
Recipient 2015: Dr. Sarbjit Jassal, Staff Nephrologist, Toronto General Hospital