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Program Director of the Year Award

This award is given annually to a program director who has demonstrated a commitment to enhancing residency education as evidenced by innovation and impact beyond his or her program. Up to two awards are presented annually. Award winners receive a plaque recognizing their contribution as well as travel and registration to the International Conference on Residency Education.

Eligibility

A nominee must be a current program director of a residency program accredited by the Royal College.

Criteria

  • Demonstrated commitment to innovation in residency education.
  • Has had a lasting impact on the quality of residency education and measurable outcomes beyond his or her program.
  • Evidence of effective leadership and mentorship ability.
  • Embodies or integrates the CanMEDS Roles.
  • Strong track record for promoting ethics, reflection and humanism in residency education.

Nominations

  • Nominations may be submitted by program directors, deans, postgraduate deans, or department chairs and division directors (maximum of two letters).
  • Self-nominations are not accepted.
  • Individuals may be re-nominated in subsequent years. Previous winners are not eligible to win again.

Submissions

  • Nomination submissions must include the following:
    • the official award nomination form, completed
    • nomination letter addressing every element of the criteria listed below
    • a second letter of support from a resident (current or recently graduated)
    • curriculum vitae of the nominee (no more than 3 pages in length)

Selection

Nominations are adjudicated by a subcommittee of the Awards Committee of the Royal College.

Submission deadline
The call for submission has now closed.

Contact us
Office of Specialty Education
Telephone: 613-730-8177, ext. 170; toll-free 1-800-668-3740, ext. 170
Email: icreawards@royalcollege.ca

Past recipient

2016

Dr. Moyez Ladhani, McMaster University

Click here to see a list of past ICRE award winners.