Program Awards

The BScPA Program would like to acknowledge achievements by students, alumni and teachers/faculty in the program. As of July 2017, this will be an annual process. Nominations are open year round. All nominations received by August 31 will be considered for the November awards ceremony.

Summary of Awards:

PA Program Academic Achievement (Student Award)

DESCRIPTION

Academic Achievement of a graduating Physician Assistant Student.

ELIGIBILITY

A Year 2 BScPA Student in good standing.

NOMINATION

N/A

SELECTION CRITERIA

Student with the highest cumulative grade point average (cGPA) in their cohort, upon program completion (15 credits).

PA Student of the Year (Student Award)

DESCRIPTION

Demonstration of exemplary qualities of a Physician Assistant by a Year 2 PA student.

ELIGIBILITY

A Year 2 BScPA Student in good standing.

NOMINATION

Nominated by peers, self, faculty or PA/MD teachers.

SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Collaborate
  • Service
  • Leadership
  • Advocates
  • Scholarly Activities
  • Professional

PA Student Clinical Excellence Award (Student Award)

DESCRIPTION

Demonstration of clinical excellence by a Year 2 student in their clinical rotations.

ELIGIBILITY

A Year 2 BScPA Student in good standing.

NOMINATION

Nominated by preceptors.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Excellent example of all CanMEDS-PA Roles in the clinical environment.

PA Student Leadership Award (Student Award)

DESCRIPTION

Demonstration of strong leadership skills by a PA student throughout the BScPA Program.

ELIGIBLITY

A Year 2 BScPA Student in good standing.

NOMINATION

Nominated by peers, and/or faculty.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Excellent leadership skills for the duration of the BScPA program.

PA Student Scholarly Excellence Award (Student Award)

DESCRIPTION

Excellence in the Year 2 Quality Improvement (QI) project by a Year 2 student.

ELIGIBLITY

A Year 2 student who has completed a Quality Improvement project.

NOMINATION

PAP265 Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) Course Director nominates top 3 QI projects to the selection committee.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Scholarly work that contributes to quality Improvement with potential positive impact on patient care/the health care system.

PA Ethical Decision Making Award

DESCRIPTION

Excellence in the Ethical Decision-Making paper by a Year 2 student.

ELIGIBILITY

A year 2 student who has completed and passed the Year 2 Ethics course.

NOMINATION

PAP265 Ethics Course director nominates top 3 papers to the Awards committee.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Scholarly work exemplifies a model of ethical decision making to a clinical situation.

PA Excellence in Teaching Award (Faculty Award)

DESCRIPTION

Outstanding teaching in the BScPA Program.

ELIGIBILITY

Any teacher (including facilitators and preceptors) in the BScPA program.

NOMINATION

Nominated by students.

SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Contributes to student learning as a role model for others.

  • Commitment to quality teaching.

Role Model Award (Faculty Award)

DESCRIPTION

Outstanding Physician Assistant involved in the BScPA Program.

ELIGIBILITY

Canadian Certified Physician Assistant involved in the BScPA Program.

NOMINATION

Nominated by students, peers, self, faculty or PA/MD teachers.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Demonstrates the key roles that define a Physician Assistant.

Faculty Scholar Award (Faculty Award)

DESCRIPTION

Demonstration of  excellent scholarly work by a BScPA teacher.

ELIGIBILITY

BScPA Faculty member, teacher/facilitator, or teaching assistant who has published or presented scholarly work at the local, provincial, national or international level.

NOMINATION

Nominated by students, peers, self, faculty or PA/MD teachers.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Publication/presentation that has impact on PA education or the health care system.

PA Preceptor Excellence Award (Preceptor Award)

DESCRIPTION

Excellence in the clinical environment by an MD or PA preceptor for the BScPA Program.

ELIGIBILITY

Any MD or PA preceptor involved in the BScPA Program who works with a BScPA learner in the clinical environment.

NOMINATION

Nominated by students.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Clinician involved with the BScPA Program who demonstrates excellence in all CanMEDS/CanMEDS-PA roles.

Rising Star Award (Alumni Award)

Description

Outstanding contributions to the PA Profession by an alumna/alumnus of the BScPA program.

Eligibility

A graduate of the BScPA Program.

Nomination

Nominated by peers, self, faculty or PA/MD teachers.

Selection Criteria

  • Collaborates
  • Service
  • Leadership
  • Advocates
  • Scholarly Activities
  • Professional