PGME Awards for Excellence

Sixth Annual PGME Awards for Excellence in Postgraduate Medical Education[i]

We are requesting nominations for the Annual PGME Awards for Excellence in Postgraduate Medical Education. These awards are a way to recognize and reward outstanding efforts in providing high-quality residency programming through your hard work, ongoing commitment, and demonstrated passion.

There are three awards issued in each of the following program categories:

  • Direct-entry 2-4 year Programs
  • Direct-entry 5-6 year Programs
  • Subspecialty Programs (additional 1-3 years)

1. Award for Outstanding Commitment to Residency Education (3 Awarded)

Purpose: This award recognizes the outstanding contributions made by an individual to Residency Education through teaching, administration, program development and/or contributions to educational research that benefit residency education.

Eligibility: Current Cumming School of Medicine clinical teachers working with residents.

Criteria: The individual has demonstrated exemplary teaching of residents and has made significant contributions to any of the following: program development; program administration; innovative approaches to teaching and learning; research contributions to teaching and assessment or other aspects of residency education.

Who can nominate: Current Cumming School of Medicine postgraduate medical education faculty, division or department head, resident, fellow, or pgme related administrative support staff.

Selection Process: Nominations will be reviewed and ranked by the Awards Committee. Further information will be solicited as needed.

 

2. Award for Resident Mentorship (3 Awarded)

Purpose: This award recognizes the outstanding contributions of a faculty member who serves as a mentor, role model, and/or advocates for residents.

Eligibility: Current Cumming School of Medicine postgraduate clinical teachers working with residents.

Criteria: The individual has provided an established and ongoing mentoring relationship with a PGME Trainee.

Who can nominate: Current Cumming School of Medicine resident or fellow.

Selection Process: Nominations will be reviewed and ranked by the Awards Committee. Further information will be solicited as needed. 

 

3.  Award for Service in Support of Residency Education (3 Awarded)

Purpose: This award recognizes the outstanding contributions of an individual to Residency Education through ongoing administrative support and/or innovative approaches to program administration.

Eligibility: Any PGME-related administrative support staff with 3+ years of service.

Criteria: The individual serves as a role model for other PGME support staff, and provides excellent support for Program Directors through their commitment to residency training and approach to program administration.

Who can nominate: Current Cumming School of Medicine program director, postgraduate medical education faculty, pgme related administrative support staff, resident or fellow.

 

  • Note A: A previous winner may be nominated for a PGME Appreciation Award in the same category only after a lapse of three (3) years.
  • Note B: A previous winner may be nominated for a PGME Appreciation Award in a different category at any time.

 

To Nominate:

1. Complete the Nomination Form - Please download, save and submit by email

2. Write a one-page letter of approx. 500 words. Please include:

  • Description of how the nominee meets the criteria for the specific award
  • Date
  • Your current position (i.e., medical education faculty, staff, resident, fellow)
  • Signature (if a group submission, include all names and signatures)

3.  If a faculty award (Category 1, 2) submit a copy of the Nominee’s CV

Please email nomination documents saved as .pdfs to ndunlop@ucalgary.ca

Nominations will be reviewed and ranked by the Awards Committee. Further information will be solicited as needed. Awards will be announced in March 2020.

Award recipients will be honored with a plaque at an evening reception in May 2020.

Submission deadline:  Nomination packages may be submitted at any time during the current award period and must be received by January 31, 2020.  

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[i] Formerly named PGME Appreciation Awards

List of Previous PGME Award Winners