Department of Psychiatry

External Education Awards

The Department of Psychiatry Education Awards Committee meets twice a year in the Spring (March) and in the Fall (September) to discuss potential nominees for the following external education awards. Interested parties are encouraged to contact Rachel Delaney at rachel.delaney@utoronto.ca throughout the year regarding eligibility and the process for nominations.

 

AWARD DESCRIPTION DEADLINE WEBSITE
FACULTY – UGME
ADMSEP: Devneil Vaidya Junior Faculty Teaching Award The Devneil Vaidya award recognizes a promising early career (first 5 years) ADMSEP member who is already demonstrating excellence in teaching, mentoring and curricular innovations related to medical student education. Generally March 1st http://www.admsep.org/
ADMSEP: Innovations Award The ADMSEP Innovations Award will recognize an individual (or individuals) who has (have) implemented an outstanding project or program in medical student education in psychiatry. Generally mid-March http://www.admsep.org/
FACULTY – PGME
AADPRT – Victor J. Teichner Award This award is given annually to one psychiatric residency program on the basis of an application to the Award Committee, composed of representatives of both AAPDP and the AADPRT. The Program Awardee will receive a 1 to 3 day visit from a Visiting Scholar chosen from a list maintained by the AAPDP. Generally late October or early November http://www.aadprt.org/pages.aspx?PanelID=0&PageName=Victor_J_Teichner_Award
FACULTY – CE/CPD
Joint CPA-COPCE Award for the Most Outstanding Continuing Education Activity in Psychiatry in Canada (academic) This award recognize individuals or groups responsible for excellence in the planning, delivery and evaluation of a continuing education (CE) activity in psychiatry in Canada and is jointly sponsored by the Council of Psychiatric Continuing Education (COPCE) and the CPA for CE planners who work in an academic setting. Generally early February http://www.cpa-apc.org/browse/documents/143
Joint CPA-COPCE Award for the Most Outstanding Continuing Education Activity in Psychiatry in Canada (community/rural) This award recognizes individuals or groups responsible for excellence in the planning, delivery and evaluation of a continuing education (CE) activity in psychiatry in Canada and is jointly sponsored by the Council of Psychiatric Continuing Education (COPCE) and the CPA for CE planners who work in a community or rural setting. Generally early February http://www.cpa-apc.org/browse/documents/141
ACME – Award for Outstanding CME Outcomes Assessment To recognize excellence in the design and implementation of outcomes assessment in the arena of continuing medical education. Generally late June http://www.acme-assn.org/imis15/aCME/PDFs/Awards%202012/Outcomes%20Information.pdf
ACME – Award for Outstanding Live CME Activity To recognize an organization responsible for innovation and excellence in the design, educational format and instructional delivery of a live CME activity or a series of live CME activities that constitute an educational initiative. This may include an activity with the same content presented at different times and/or locations. Generally late June http://www.acme-assn.org/imis15/aCME/PDFs/Awards%202012/Live%20Information.pdf
ACME – The Alliance Leadership Award To recognize individuals who have demonstrated characteristics of leadership in the CME arena. Generally late June http://www.acme-assn.org/imis15/aCME/PDFs/Awards%202012/Leadership%20Information.pdf
ACME – Award for Innovation in Continuing Professional Development for the CE/CPD Professional and/or Enterprise To recognize outstanding innovation in continuing professional development for CE/CPD professionals through groundbreaking original work, developing new methods or technologies or applying existing knowledge in a way that improves quality and enhances productivity in the domain of continuing professional development of CE/CPD professionals and/or the CE/CPD enterprise. Generally late June http://www.acme-assn.org/imis15/aCME/PDFs/Awards%202012/Innovation%20Information%20REV.pdf
ACME – The William Campbell Felch Award for Outstanding Research in CME To provide recognition of the best completed research project in the arena of CME. Generally late June http://www.acme-assn.org/imis15/aCME/PDFs/Awards%202012/Felch%20Information.pdf
ACME – Award for Outstanding CME Enduring Material To recognize excellence in the design and implementation of a single CME enduring material or a series of activities that together create a unique intervention and can demonstrate a positive change in practice that can be associated with the educational outcomes of the CME activity. Generally late June http://www.acme-assn.org/imis15/aCME/PDFs/Awards%202012/Enduring%20Information.pdf
ACME – Award for Outstanding Educational Collaboration To recognize those organizations best demonstrating innovation or uniqueness in achieving effective CME collaboration. Generally late June http://www.acme-assn.org/imis15/aCME/PDFs/Awards%202012/Collaboration%20Information.pdf
FACULTY – INCLUSIVE
CPA (Canadian Psychiatric Association): Paul Patterson Innovation in Education Leadership Award This award is presented annually to a psychiatric educator who, responding to change or leading in new directions, makes a significant contribution to undergraduate, postgraduate or continuing professional education, or to public education. Generally early February http://www.cpa-apc.org/browse/documents/130
ACPC Award for Excellence in Education The Association of Chairs of Psychiatry in Canada (ACPC) award recognizes individuals who have made a significant and sustained contribution to education in psychiatry. Generally April or May http://www.cpa-apc.org/browse/documents/161
AAP Award (Educator Award) Awarded to either an outstanding psychiatric educator, or an outstanding psychiatric educational project or program, in recognition of excellence in psychiatric education with significant impact. Generally early April http://www.academicpsychiatry.org/
AAP Junior Faculty Development Award The purpose of the Junior Faculty Development Award is to recognize promising junior faculty. This program provides an opportunity for new educators to learn and share teaching techniques, skills and innovations to establish linkages with other experienced educators at the AAP, and to network with other junior faculty from across the country. Generally early April http://www.academicpsychiatry.org/
AAP Roberts Award Honour psychiatric educators who have supported medical students, residents and early career psychiatry faculty in their development as educators and who have, by their example, modeled academic careers in psychiatry and fostered others through mentorship. Generally early April http://www.academicpsychiatry.org/
APA: APA/NIMH Vestermark Psychiatry Teaching Award This Award is concerned with excellence, leadership and creativity in the field of psychiatric education. It is jointly supported by the National Institute of Mental Health and the American Psychiatric Association, and is given annually to a psychiatric educator for outstanding contributions to the education and development of psychiatrists. It concentrates on the field of psychiatric education in its broad context, with special emphasis on preparation of teachers, use of new educational tools and improved teaching techniques in the field of mental health. The recipient may be asked to deliver an original address on an educational topic during the Annual Meeting. Generally early August http://www.psychiatry.org/network/awards
CAME: Meridith Marks New Educator Award This award, named in honour of Dr. Meridith Marks, recognizes individuals in the first phase of their professional career (i.e., within seven years of first academic appointment) who have made a significant contribution to medical education. Internal Faculty of Medicine Deadline:

Generally May
Actual Deadline:
Early November
http://www.came-acem.ca/awards_neweducators_en.php
AFMC: Young Educators Award This award recognizes individuals within their first seven years as a faculty member who have produced change within their university or within the medical community as a whole through their vision, work, and interaction with colleagues. Nominees will often be recognized as outstanding teachers but this in itself will not be the basis for the award. Internal Deadline:

Generally May
Actual Deadline:
Generally early November
http://www.afmc.ca/awards-contributions-e.php
3M National Teaching Fellows The Fellowship is open to all individuals currently teaching at a Canadian university, regardless of discipline, level, or term of appointment. Fellowships are presented annually. The Call for Nominations is distributed by email to the Office of the Vice-President (Academic) at all Canadian universities, Educational Development Centres, and to STLHE members. Nominations are submitted by teachers on their own behalf, or by their colleagues. Candidates need not be members of STLHE. Internal Deadline: Generally November

Actual Deadline:
Not specified (The Call for Nominations is distributed by email to the Office of the Vice-President (Academic) at all Canadian universities.
http://www.mcmaster.ca/3Mteachingfellowships/
FACULTY DEVELOPMENT
AFMC – AstraZeneca Award for Outstanding Contribution to Faculty Development in Canada In order to emphasize the importance of faculty development and to recognize an individual or a group in Canada who has made an exceptional contribution in the area of Faculty Development. Internal Deadline: Generally May

Actual Deadline:
Generally early November
http://www.afmc.ca/awards-contributions-e.php
FACULTY – RCPSC AWARDS
Duncan Graham Award for lifelong contribution to medical education This award recognizes outstanding lifelong contribution to medical education. Generally early September http://www.royalcollege.ca/portal/page/portal/rc/awards/awards/duncan_graham_award
Mentor of the Year Award The regional Mentor of the Year Award was established to recognize Fellows of the Royal College in good standing who have had a significant impact on the career development of students, residents and/or Fellows. The nominee must have demonstrated their ability to be an excellent role model in demonstrating the qualities or competencies of a “professional” as described in the CanMEDS framework. Generally April http://www.royalcollege.ca/portal/page/portal/rc/awards/awards/mentor_award
Program Director of the Year Award For a program director who has demonstrated a commitment to enhancing residency education as evidenced by innovation and impact beyond his/her program. Generally May http://www.royalcollege.ca/portal/page/portal/rc/awards/awards/program_director_award
Royal College/AMS Donald R. Wilson For integration of CanMEDS roles into an RCPSC training program. This award is given annually to a medical educator or a leader of a team, program, or department who has demonstrated excellence in integrating the CanMEDS roles into a Royal College or other health related training program. Generally May http://www.royalcollege.ca/portal/page/portal/rc/awards/awards/wilson_award