Awards Nominations

November 30, 2019 is the deadline for the Doctors Manitoba Awards Committee to receive 2019 nominations.  Why not consider nominating a worthy colleague or mentor for recognition by Doctors Manitoba or the CMA?

Doctors Manitoba Awards

Distinguished Service Award – given in recognition of services rendered to patients and the community which have enhanced the image of the physician through devotion to the highest ideals of the medical profession and in the promotion of the art and science of medicine through teaching, writing and administration

Health Promotion or Safety Award – for contribution toward improving and promoting the health or safety of Manitobans specifically or humanity generally.

Scholastic Award – for scholarly activity in the health professions (examples of scholarly activity are research, teaching and writing).

Health Administration Award – for contribution to policy and/or in administration of health care.

Physician of the Year Award – for significant contribution to the practice of medicine and/or to the community by a member of Doctors Manitoba

Dr. Jack Armstrong Humanitarian Award – for outstanding contributions by a member or former member of Doctors Manitoba in the service of humanity either within Canada or abroad

Resident of the Year – for excellence in academic and clinical training and noteworthy contributions to the resident’s home program/specialty or residency program.

Award Eligibility and Selection Process

Nominations for the awards listed above may be made only by Doctors Manitoba members, Executive of a District Medical Association or Bloc of Practice, or by the Awards Committee, with the exception of the Dr. Jack Armstrong Humanitarian Award, the Health or Safety Promotion Award and the Scholastic Award, for which non-physicians may also make nominations.

Nominees must be living and resident in Manitoba.  However, nominees for the Distinguished Service Award need not be current residents of Manitoba. Non-physicians are eligible for all awards except the Distinguished Service Award, the Physician of the Year Award and the Dr. Jack Armstrong Humanitarian Award.  It is recommended that at least one non-physician be included in the awards each year.

Recommendations each year for Doctors Manitoba Award winners falls to the Doctors Manitoba Awards Committee.  Its recommendations are put forward to the Doctors Manitoba Board of Directors for approval. In any category, no award need be made if there is not a suitable candidate.

This year’s deadline for submission of nominations and any supporting documentation is November 30, 2019. Late submissions, and those that are not selected for an award this year, are retained indefinitely for future Awards Committee deliberations.  Therefore, it is not necessary to submit the same nomination more than once.

CMA Honorary Membership

Physicians or non-physicians who have attained eminence in medicine, science or the humanities, or who have rendered significant services to the Canadian Medical Association, may be nominated as a CMA Honorary Member.   Physician candidates must be CMA members in good standing who have attained the age of 65 years and have been CMA members for 10 years.  Honorary members shall enjoy all the rights and privileges of the CMA for their lifetime but shall not be required to pay any CMA membership fee.

The selection of potential Manitoba candidates falls to the Doctors Manitoba Awards Committee.  Its recommendations are put forward to the Doctors Manitoba Board of Directors for approval, and thereafter require CMA Board approval.

This year’s deadline for submission of nominations is November 30, 2019. Late submissions, and those that do not result in an award this year, are retained indefinitely for future Awards Committee deliberations.  Therefore, it is not necessary to submit the same nomination more than once.

To submit your nomination online, click here.