Are there no great Alberta physicians out there? We don’t believe it.

April 11, 2022

When you got up this morning, we bet that your first thought was not: “I should nominate someone for an award today.” We know you’re busy and tired and with COVID disruption it can be hard to make time for things that aren’t on fire.

Part of the great story of the collective that is the Alberta Medical Association is the annual celebration of accomplishments, excellence and humanity showcased in the AMA Achievement Awards. These awards honor individuals, but they also provide a message to our profession and to the public we serve, reminding everyone of physicians’ commitment, expertise, accomplishments, leadership and service.

We invite you to cast your thoughts to those peers who have really made a special difference beyond the course of their normal duties. Perhaps someone who has contributed something unique or ground-breaking to the art and science and practice of medicine. Perhaps someone who has toiled unwaveringly in relative obscurity but with stellar commitment to patients and colleagues. It can be during COVID times or from before the pandemic. Nominate a physician or non-physician for one of the following categories:

  1. Medal for Distinguished Service – Our highest honor bestowed on a physician who has touched the profession and the people of Alberta, elevating the art and science of medicine.
  2. Medal of Honour – Our recognition of a non-physician who has inspired us by advancing health care in Alberta.
  3. Award for Compassionate Service – We recognize extraordinary compassionate contributions by a physician.

Nominations may be made by an individual or an organization and awards will be presented at the AMA’s annual general meeting in September.

We all benefit when we celebrate excellence among us. We are uplifted by the accomplishments of our past honorees and the great record of service of AMA members and members of the public. Email debbie.kuss@albertadoctors.org to receive further information or visit the Achievement Awards page.

The AMA advances patient-centered, quality care by advocating for and supporting physician leadership and wellness.