Canadian Medical Association awards

Dr. Gigi Osler, CMA President, 2018-19, and Dr. Janette Hurley, 2018 CMA Honorary Membership recipient

Do you know someone who has helped to raise the standards of health care delivery or medical practice in Canada? Nominate them for a Canadian Medical Association special award.


Deadline for nominations

  • Nominations must be submitted by November 30 of each year.


Ten awards are given annually, recognizing the dedication, successes and talents of Canadian men and women who have made significant contributions in a number of areas:

  • Owen Adams Award of Honour
  • Medal of Service
  • May Cohen Award for Women Mentors
  • Sir Charles Tupper Award for Political Action
  • F.N.G. Starr Award
  • Award for Young Leaders (Student, Resident and Early Career Physician categories)
  • Dr. William Marsden Award in Medical Ethics
  • John McCrae Memorial Medal

The CMA Committee on Archives and Awards meets in January to review nominations and make recommendations to the Board of Directors.

Visit the CMA website for award criteria and nomination forms

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