Awards of Excellence

PARA Awards of Excellence recognize those who have made positive impacts in their field. Awards are given annually.

Resident Physician Awards

Resident Physician Mentorship & Teaching Award

This award recognizes resident physicians who have demonstrated excellence in resident & medical student mentorship and teaching. One resident physician from the University of Calgary and one resident physician from the University of Alberta will each be awarded a prize of $250 annually.

DEADLINE: December 15 of each year

To nominate a resident physician, login and navigate to the ‘Forms’ tab. There you will find the Resident Physician Mentorship & Teaching Award form.

Recipients

The 2019-2020 Resident Physician Mentorship & Teaching Award are:

University of Alberta: Dr. Milan Raval, Adult Infectious Diseases

University of Calgary: Dr. Malika Ladha, Dermatology

Staff Physician Awards

Clinical Teaching Award

PARA recognizes and celebrates physician preceptors who have shown excellence in resident physician education.  Each year, the Clinical Teaching Award is given to a preceptor based in Calgary, Edmonton, and a rural site.

PARA awards a $750 donation to the charity of choice for each of the Clinical Teaching Award recipients.

DEADLINE: April 30 of each year

To nominate a preceptor, login and navigate to the ‘Forms’ tab. There you will find the Clinical Teaching Award nomination form.

Recipients

The 2019-2020 Clinical Teaching Award Recipients are:

Calgary: Dr. Michele Ramien, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Calgary

Edmonton: Dr. David J. Ha, Assistant Program Director, University of Alberta

Rural: Dr. Justin Low, Clinical Lecturer, University of Calgary

Well-Being Award

As resident physician well-being is an important issue and one of PARA’s strategic priorities, the Association recognizes outstanding contributions made in this area by a physician based in Calgary, Edmonton, and a rural site. PARA awards a $750 donation to the charity of choice for each of the PARA Well-Being Award recipients.

Awarded annually.

DEADLINE: April 30 of each year

To nominate a physician, login and navigate to the ‘Forms’ tab. There you will find the Well-Being Award nomination form.

Recipients

The 2019-2020 Well-Being Award Recipients are:

Calgary: Dr. Scott McLeod, Program Director, University of Calgary

Edmonton: Dr. Joanne Baergen, Clinical Preceptor, University of Alberta

Non-Physician Awards

Interdisciplinary Teamwork Award

This award was established to recognize our allied-health colleagues who value and exemplify a positive team-based approach and who advocate for healthy and caring work environments for all members of the team and our patients. Up to two awards are given annually.

Award Eligibility: Eligible recipients include non-physician colleagues or volunteers who are committed to both enhancing team-based care and the environment where care is provided. Nominees should demonstrate an ability to work positively and productively in a team-centered environment and demonstrate recognition of the challenges associated with extended work shifts or other resident-specific circumstances.

Nomination Process: Any resident physician nominating an individual for this award should explain why the individual merits recognition. Please detail how the nominee has demonstrated exemplary dedication to the care provision team.

Awarded annually.

DEADLINE: March 31 of each year.

To nominate an allied-health colleague, login and navigate to the ‘Forms’ tab. There you will find the Interdisciplinary Teamwork Award nomination form.

Recipients

The 2019-2020 Interdisciplinary Teamwork Award recipients are:

University of Alberta: Will Bambrick, Nurse Practitioner, Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital

University of Calgary: Chantal Crawford, Site Manager, Sundre Hospital and Care Centre