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Royal College Medal Awards (Medicine, Surgery)

For 2014

The annual competition for this award provides national recognition for original work by clinical investigators.


  • The candidate must be a Fellow of the Royal College who has completed their training within the past 10 years.
  • Any original work in clinical investigation or in the basic sciences relating to medicine or surgery is acceptable.
  • Work which is directed or overseen by a supervisor such as in a graduate or post-doctoral training program is not eligible.
  • The work must have been done mainly in Canada.
  • Only applicants who have not previously won the Medal are eligible.
  • In the case of joint authorship, only the first (i.e., principal author) may compete for an award.
  • If the candidate is not clearly the principal author, a letter signed by the co-authors acknowledging the appropriateness of the candidate to compete for the medal must accompany the submission.
  • Work described in manuscripts published during the 12 months before November 30, 2012 may also be submitted.

The RCPSC Awards Committee selects the recipient annually and may add to the list of nominations.

The Medal
Each recipient is awarded a gold medal and $5,000. The gold medal bears the crest of the Royal College and is engraved the winner's name. The travel expenses of each winner will be paid in accordance with Royal College guidelines. The winners will usually present their winning papers at a meeting of the relevant national specialty society or other appropriate venue. In addition, the winning medalist will have the opportunity to participate in the Visiting Medalist Program.

Submission of Manuscripts
The manuscripts should include a bibliography and a curriculum vitae. The applicant must state whether the manuscript is being submitted for the medal in medicine or surgery and must give his/her name and address. One manuscript per candidate will be considered. Send submissions electronically to

Closing Date
5 p.m. (EST) August 30, 2013. Late applications will not be considered.

For further information, please contact

Grant Administrator
Awards and Grants Section, Office of Operations
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Telephone: 613-730-8177 / 1-800-668-3740, ext. 355