Awards recognize outstanding medical students who demonstrate potential as future leaders and innovators of healthcare in Canada
OTTAWA, May 12, 2015 /CNW/ - MD Financial Management Inc. (MD), a Canadian Medical Association (CMA)-owned financial management organization today announced that the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) awards, which are sponsored by MD and supported by CMHF donors, will be given to 17 medical students, one from each medical school across Canada. Each recipient will receive $21,000, to be paid in two installments of $10,500, as well as the opportunity to attend the CMHF annual induction ceremony where they will have the opportunity to meet CMHF Laureates.
The awards recognize outstanding third-year medical students who demonstrate the qualities—such as perseverance, collaboration and an entrepreneurial spirit—that CMHF Laureates cite as contributors to their success as national and world health leaders.
"We're pleased to be able to help the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame recognize the work of some of Canada's future health leaders and support 17 third-year medical students with these new awards," said Mike Gassewitz, Executive Vice-President of Member Solutions, MD Financial Management. "At MD, we know how expensive medical school is. The awards will help these medical students take some of the worry out of their finances, leaving them able to focus on their studies."
The CMHF and MD invite medical schools to nominate one outstanding medical student for next year's awards. Students should be completing their second undergraduate year of study at the time of application. The deadline for submission is May 29, 2015. For more information about the CMHF awards, go to cdnmedhall.org, contact Lissa Foster at 519 488-2003 ext. 100, or call 519 636-0660.
About MD Financial Management
MD Financial Management, with more than $41 billion in assets under administration, is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Canadian Medical Association. MD is dedicated to serving physicians and their families. MD Financial Management 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.
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 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 the CMHF website at www.cdnmedhall.org and in their portrait gallery, exhibit hall and media theatre which are located in downtown London, ON.
SOURCE MD Financial Management Inc.
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