PA PROGRAM

Student Awards

Award Logistics for all student Awards:

  • Graduate notified by email, official letter and award provided at Fall Convocation events

BScPA Program Academic Achievement Award

Description

To recognize the Academic Achievement of a graduating Physician Assistant student

Eligibility

  • The Year 2 BScPA Student in good standing, with the highest cumulative grade point average (cGPA) in their cohort, upon program completion (15 credits)

Nomination & Selection Criteria

  • Determined by Program Director in August, annually, to a graduating student

 

PA Student of the Year

Description

To recognize a Year 2 PA student for demonstrating exemplary qualities of a Physician Assistant

Eligibility

  • Any Year 2 BScPA Student in good standing
  • Winners of another PA student award are not eligible for this award

Nomination

  • Nominated by peers, self, faculty or PA/MD teachers
  • Nomination is to include:
    • Full name of the nominee
    • Name, title and professional designation of the nominator and relationship to nominee
    • Up to 1000 character statement describing:
      • A summary of the known contributions supporting the nomination
      • The impact of these contributions on others

Selection Criteria

  • Judged by the Awards committee
  • Criteria to include any of:
    • Collaborates with others
    • Provides service to advance the PA profession
    • Demonstrated leadership in local, regional or national activities
    • Advocates for patients and the community
    • Participates in scholarly activities related to the practice of medicine
    • Demonstrates professional, respectful and ethical behavior

 

PA student Clinical Excellence Award

Description

To recognize a Year 2 PA student for demonstrating clinical excellence in his/her clinical rotations

Eligibility

  • Any Year 2 BScPA student in good standing
  • Winners of another PA student award are not eligible for this award

Nomination

  • Nominated by preceptors
  • Nomination is to include:
    • Full name of the nominee
    • Name. title and professional designation of the nominator and relationship to nominee
    • Up to 1000 character statement describing:
      • A summary of the known contributions supporting the nomination
      • Examples of the student demonstrating clinical excellence

Selection Criteria

  • Judged by the Awards Committee
  • Excellent example of all CanMEDs-PA roles as demonstrated in the clinical environment

 

PA Student Leadership Award

Description

To recognize a Year 2 student who has demonstrated strong leadership skills throughout the BScPA Program

Eligibility

  • Any Year 2 BScPA student in good standing
  • Winners of another PA student award are not eligible for this award

Nomination

  • Nominated by peers and/or faculty
  • Nomination is to include:
    • Full name of the nominee
    • Name, title and professional designation of the nominator and relationship to nominee
    • Up to 1000 characters describing:
      • A summary of the known contributions supporting the nomination
      • Examples of the student demonstrating leadership excellence

Seclection Criteria

  • Judged by the Awards committee
  • Criteria to include:
    • Excellent leadership skills during the program

 

PA Student Scholarly Excellence Award

Description

To recognize a Year 2 student who has shown excellence in their Year 2 Quality Improvement (QI) project

Eligibility

  • Any Year 2 student who has completed a QI Project
  • Winners of another PA student award are not eligible for this award

Nomination

  • PAP265 Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) Course Director nominates top 3 QI projects
  • Nominations to include:
    • Full name/title of the QI project
    • The abstract of the QI project proposal

Selection Criteria

  • Judged by the Awards Committee
  • Criteria to include:
    • Scholarly work that contributes to Quality Improvement with  potential positive impact on patient care/ the health care system

 

PA Ethical Decision Making Award

Description

  • To recognize a Year 2 student who has shown excellence in their Year Ethical Decision-Making Final paper

Eligibility

  • Any Year 2 student who has completed the PAP269 Ethics course
  • Winners of another PA student Award, are not eligible for this award

Nomination

  • PAP269 Ethics Course director selects best 3 papers which exemplifies the use of a model of ethical decision making in a clinical case. These are submitted to the Awards Committee

Selection Criteria

  • Judged by the Awards committee as to the final award recipient
  • Criteria to include:          
    • Scholarly work that incorporates ethical decision making in a clinical case.