Awards of Excellence

PARA Awards of Excellence recognize those who have made positive impacts in their field. Three awards are given annually to individuals at the University of Alberta, the University of Calgary and a rural site.

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 at the University of Alberta, the University of Calgary, 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

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.

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-centred environment and demonstrate recognition of the challenges associated with extended work shifts or other resident-specific circumstances. Family members of the PARA Executive Board and the PARA Assembly are not eligible for this award. Award recipients are not eligible for re-nomination for a two-year term.

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.

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 at the University of Alberta, the University of Calgary and at 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