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: June 30, 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 Wednesday, June 30, 2021. 

Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC)

  • Clinical Teacher Award
  • John Ruedy Award for Innovation in Medical Education
  • Young Educators Award
  • Award for Outstanding Contribution to Faculty Development in Canada
  • May Cohen Equity, Diversity and Gender Award
  • President's Award for Exemplary National Leadership in Academic Medicine

Canadian Association for Medical Education (CAME)

  • Meridith Marks New Educator Award
  • Ian Hart Award for Distinguished Contribution to Medical Education

Canadian Medical Association (CMA)

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)

Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE)

Nominations require: (1) 1-2 page statement of candidacy completed by the nominator which addresses the specific award criteria; (2) 2 page letter of support from the nominees Departmental Chair outlining the nominees achievements; this should be emailed, along with the nominee's up to date CV and Teaching and Education Report/Dossier (if available)*, to medicine.awards@utoronto.ca.

*Additional supportive documentation can be submitted at the discretion the nominator/nominee. 

For more information please contact the Project and Administrative Manager, Education Deans at 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 Abraham Flexner Award 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 or at (416) 946-8067.