Investing in Canada's future health leaders with the new Canadian Medical Hall of Fame award for medical students

LONDON, ON, Sept. 10, 2015 /CNW/ - The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) partnered with donors and Canada's 17 medical schools to identify young leaders completing their second year of medical school who exemplify the qualities of the Laureates of The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.   <The 2015 recipients of The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award for Medical Students are listed on the following page>

"Laureates of The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame cite qualities such as perseverance, collaboration and an entrepreneurial spirit as contributors to their success as national and world health leaders," said CMHF Board Chair Dr. Jean Gray. "With this award we seek to connect Canada's young health leaders to our recognized medical heroes as a source of inspiration and mentorship so that they may also achieve significant impact in their careers."

Students completing their second year of medical school, who demonstrate leadership through community involvement, superior interpersonal and communication skills, academic excellence and an established interest in advancing knowledge, were invited to apply. 

Applicants submitted a 1,000 word essay describing why they should be considered for the Award and the qualities and impact of the CMHF Laureate who inspires them the most. Deans of the faculties of medicine/health sciences facilitated the review and each recommended one award recipient.  

"We are very grateful to our donors and our program sponsor MD Financial Management for their generosity and investment in Canada's future health leaders and innovators," said Dr. Bryce Taylor, CMHF Vice Chair.

"I'd like to congratulate all 17 recipients of the inaugural Canadian Medical Hall of Fame awards," said Mike Gassewitz, MD's Executive Vice President of Member Solutions. "At MD, we know how expensive medical school is. We are pleased to be able to help the CMHF recognize the hard work and potential of these future Canadian health leaders, and support them with an award that will hopefully help take some of the worry out of their finances and leave them able to focus on their studies."

Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award recipients receive a significant cash award over two years and a travel subsidy to attend The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame 2016 Induction Ceremony on April 14, 2016 in Hamilton. They will have the opportunity to meet Laureates of The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame and interact with health leaders from across the country.

The 2015 recipients of The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award for Medical Students are:



ANDREA JONES, University of British Columbia
The Dr. Bryce Taylor Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award in honour of the late Bernie and Marian Taylor

LAURA BOSCO, Queen's University
The Export Packers and Rubenstein Family
Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award



DAVID CHAPMAN, University of Alberta
The Reuben and Florence Fenwick Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award in honour of Dr. Heather Ross

LAITH ISHAQ, University of Ottawa
The Wellington Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award in honour of Dr. James Wellington



FARAH LADAK, University of Calgary
The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award
(Anonymous donor)

ANNICK GAUTHIER, McGill University
The Susan and Ron Flam Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award in honour of Dr. David McCready



SCOTT ADAMS, University of Saskatchewan
The Dr. John Wedge Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award in honour of the late Dr. William Kirkaldy-Willis

CHÉRINE ZAÏM, Université de Montréal
The Charles Tabachnick Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award in honour of Dr. Michael Baker



SHAYNE REITMEIER, University of Manitoba
The ICF Films Inc. Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award in honour of Dr. Bryce Taylor

PHILIPPE ROBERT, Université de Sherbrooke
The Klause Vogel Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award



ANDREW FERRIER, Northern Ontario School of Medicine
The David and Elyssa Feldberg and Family Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award

DAVID BERGERON., Université Laval
The Jermark Plumbing and Mechanical Services
Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award in honour of Dr. Heather Ross



MATTHEW QUINN, Western University
The Dr. Alan Hudson and Robert W. Noakes Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award

MATTHEW TO, Dalhousie University
The Dr. Alan Hudson Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award



MOLLY WHALEN-BROWNE, McMaster University
The Anthony S. Fell Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award in honour of Dr. Michael Baker

DESMOND WHALEN, Memorial University of Newfoundland
The Charles Tabachnick Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award in honour of Dr. Michael Baker



USMAN TARIQUE, University of Toronto
The Terrence J. Donnelly Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award in honour of Dr. Lee Errett


 

 

ABOUT THE CANADIAN MEDICAL HALL OF FAME 
Established in 1994, The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) is a national charitable organization that fosters future generations of health professionals through the celebration of our country's rich medical history, scholarship and awards program, and the delivery of both local and nationwide education programs for youth.  Each year, up to six individuals are recognized for their extraordinary contribution to improving the health of Canadians and people world-wide. The stories of the laureates are showcased on our website www.cdnmedhall.org and in our Exhibit Hall and Laureate Theatre, located in downtown London, ON.

ABOUT MD FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
Owned by the Canadian Medical Association, MD Financial Management's only business imperative is to enhance physicians' financial outcomes by focusing on their distinctive needs and operating in their best interests. MD has more than $40 billion in assets under administration and is dedicated to serving Canada's physicians and their families. MD provides financial products and services, the MD Family of Funds and investment counselling services through the MD Group of Companies. For a detailed list of these companies, visit md.cma.ca.

 

SOURCE Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

For further information: Lissa Foster, Executive Director, 519.636.0660 lfoster@cdnmedhall.org; Recipient bios, photos and quotes available: www.cdnmedhall.org/2015awardrecipients


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