External Education and Teaching Awards

In order to recognize the exceptional contributions that are being made to Health Professions Education, the Temerty Faculty of Medicine conducts two faculty-wide competitions per year to identify excellence in teaching and education scholarship, innovation and leadership.

Through a rigorous adjudication process, the Faculty's Education and Teaching Awards Committee (ETA Committee) makes nomination recommendations to the Dean of Medicine for up to 19 decanally supported education and teaching awards. Successful candidates are advanced to compete for a variety of awards recognizing excellence in domains across medical education at the institutional, provincial, national and international levels.


Open Nominations  - Deadline: November 22, 2021

We are currently calling for nominations for the following awards.  Please submit the online nomination form and supporting documentation* for the following awards by Monday, November 22, 2021.

*Please note: Specific award criteria and submission requirements are listed within the checklists included below. 

The requirements and supporting documents listed within each award nomination checklist should be submitted in one single PDF package and emailed to medicine.awards@utoronto.ca by November 22, 2021. 

For more information please contact the Project and Administrative Manager via medicine.awards@utoronto.ca


Faculty of Medicine Education and Teaching Awards Nomination and Adjudication Process

Each spring and fall, our Faculty's Teaching and Education Awards Committee has the privilege of recognizing individuals who are making significant contributions to Health Professions Education. We look for faculty members who are demonstrating excellence in teaching, education scholarship and leadership in education, and we recognize their contributions by supporting their nomination to 19 external education and teaching awards. This diverse selection of provincial, national and international awards fall under the following 8 categories:

  • Early career achievement
  • Career achievement and sustained excellence
  • Excellence in clinical teaching
  • Innovation
  • Equity, diversity and gender
  • Mentorship
  • Program development
  • Faculty development

The ETA Committee, comprised of faculty and learners/trainees and chaired by Dr. Patricia Houston, Vice-Dean, Medical Education, reviews candidates for external Education and Teaching awards requiring a decanal nomination and makes recommendations to the Dean of Medicine. The committee seeks nominations for consideration twice per year: once in the spring/summer and once in the fall/winter.

Committee members first review nominations and recommend candidates to the Education Deans, who then make recommendations to the Dean. The Dean grants final approval for the candidates we’ll be advancing, and serves as the nominator for all of these awards.

The fall call for nominations is made in September with a deadline for submission in November. The spring call for nominations is made in May with a deadline of late June.  We may not issue a call for every award, every year. If you wish to consider someone for an award for which there is no call, please contact us via medicine.awards@utoronto.ca 

To learn more about the Education and Teaching Awards Committee, see the committee's

List of External Education and Teaching Awards

Level of Recognition

Agency or Organization

Acronym

Award

Final Deadline

Internal Deadline

International

American Association of Medical Colleges

AAMC

Alpha Omega Alpha (ΑΩΑ) Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Awards

May

Fall

International

American Association of Medical Colleges

AAMC

Award for Excellence in Medical Education

May

Fall

National

Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada

AFMC

Clinical Teacher Award

Oct

Spring

National

Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada

AFMC

John Ruedy Award for Innovation in Medical Education

Oct

Spring

National

Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada

AFMC

Young Educators Award

Oct

Spring

National

Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada

AFMC

Award for Outstanding Contribution to Faculty Development in Canada

Oct

Spring

National

Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada

AFMC

May Cohen Equity, Diversity and Gender Award

Oct

Spring

National

Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada

AFMC

President's Award for Exemplary National Leadership in Academic Medicine

Oct

Spring

National

Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

CAHS

Fellow

Mar

Fall

National

Canadian Association for Medical Education

CAME

Meridith Marks New Educator Award

Nov

Spring

National

Canadian Association for Medical Education

CAME

Certificate of Merit Award

Late Fall

Contact:

CAME Rep.

National

Canadian Association for Medical Education

CAME

Ian Hart Award for Distinguished Contribution to Medical Education

Nov

Spring

National

Canadian Medical Association

CMA

Award for Young Leaders

Nov

Spring

National

Canadian Medical Association

CMA

May Cohen Award for Women Mentors

Nov

Spring

National

Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

CMHF

Laureate

Jun

NA

National

Medical Council of Cananda

MCC

W. Dale Dauphinee Fellowship

June

Fall

International

National Board of Medical Examiners

NBME

John P. Hubbard Award

Sept

Contact:

Wilson Centre

Provincial

Ontario Medical Association

OMA

Advocate for Students Award

Nov

NA

Provincial

Professional Association of Residents of Ontario

PARO

Excellence in Clinical Teaching Awards

Feb

NA

National

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

RCPSC

Donald R. Wilson Award

Sept

Spring

National

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

RCPSC

Duncan Graham Award

Aug

Spring

National

Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

STLHE

3M National Teaching Fellowship

Aug

Fall

National

Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

STLHE

Alan Blizzard Award

Feb

Spring

International

University of Toronto

U of T

President's Teaching Award

Mar

Fall

Stay Informed

Want to learn more about how we celebrate and promote excellence in medical education, or how you can recognize a colleague, peer, mentor or teacher? Contact us at medicine.awards@utoronto.ca.