AMA Achievement Awards

Dr. Christopher Wilkes Psychiatry / Pediatrics, Calgary, 2022 recipient of the AMA Medal for Distinguished Service

The Alberta Medical Association Board of Directors created the Achievement Awards in 1992 to honour physicians (Medal for Distinguished Service) and non-physicians (Medal of Honour) for their hard work in contributing to quality health care in Alberta.

Read about past recipients.

You or your organization may nominate someone who is working hard to provide quality health care in our province.



Medal for Distinguished Service

Physician (may or may not be an AMA member) who has made an outstanding personal contribution to the medical profession and to the people of Alberta that has:

  • Contributed to the art and science of medicine.
  • Raised the standards of medical practice.
  • Nominations for 2023 are now closed.

Medal of Honour

Non-physician who has made an outstanding personal contribution to the people of Alberta by:

  • Contributing to the advancement of medical research, medical education, health care organization, health education and/or health promotion to the public.
  • Raising the standards of health care in Alberta. 
  • Nominations for 2023 are now closed.

For more information, contact:

Debbie Kuss
Administrative Assistant
Public Affairs, Alberta Medical Association
T 780.482.2626 ext. 3782
TF 1.800.272.9680 ext. 3782

Recent recipients




2020 - Special Commendation

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