MD External Awards

Award Name



Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award for Medical Students

This award is open to a student completing the second year of study in the MD Program.

You can read about the award description here. Please return your completed application form, along with all supporting documentation to no later than the deadline of Friday May 13, 2022.  The MD Program Awards Committee will review the applications submitted and one candidate will be selected for nomination.

OMSBF Named Bursaries

The Ontario Medical Student Bursary Fund was established in 1999 in response to rising tuition fees and the mounting debt Ontario medical students experienced. All students enrolled in an Ontario medical school are eligible for an OMF general bursary of $3,000. Every year the financial aid office at each medical school nominates students who are in the greatest financial need. 


Applications will be accepted until Monday, February 7, 2022 


Professional Association of Residents of Ontario (PARO) Medical Student Citizenship Awards 

Every year the Professional Association of Residents of Ontario offers their Citizenship Award to deserving University of Toronto medical students who, in addition to maintaining adequate academic standings, have made a significant contribution towards improving the general welfare of medical students.  Two awards are available, at a value of $1000 each. 

This year's deadline is Monday January 10, 2022, 11:59PM.  For more information, please contact

Dr. W. Dale Dauphinee Award for Excellence in Medical Education and Assessment, $5,000

To qualify for this award, a nominee should have made significant contributions to the betterment and accessibility of medical education and/or assessment practices through innovation within their faculty or between faculties within the health disciplines. 

Application deadline: Tuesday April 5, 2022

 Dr. W. Dale Dauphinee Award

Dr. Ian Bowmer Award for Leadership in Social Accountability, $5,000

A nominee should demonstrate the qualities of leadership in social accountability. In addition, they should have responded to a community or broader population need by collaboratively developing a relevant approach and vision with stakeholders. Through a given initiative, they have created an engaged team or partnership that is actively pursuing a socially accountable vision and managing its delivery.

Application deadline: Tuesday April 5, 2022