Awards of Excellence

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

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.

Resident Physician 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.

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.