THE RDoC MIKHAEL AWARD FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION

RDoC is proud to honour those who, with enthusiasm, passion, and proficiency, have contributed to improving undergraduate and postgraduate medical education in Canada. During his time on the Board of Directors, Dr. Joseph Mikhael worked tirelessly to represent the interests of all residents in Canada, refocusing our role in medical education. The Board has presented this award in honour of his achievements since 2005. Beginning in 2012, the Award has been presented in two categories: Staff and Resident.

Before February 2015, this award was known as the Dr. Joseph Mikhael CAIR Award for Medical Education.

Award Eligibility

Staff category: Physicians, including program directors, educators, or others; any other individual(s), programs, or organizations closely associated with medical education in Canada. In situations where an organization is being nominated, please provide a contact name for that organization on the application.

Resident category: Resident doctors registered in any Canadian PGME program. Nominees for the resident categories must have been a resident doctor training in Canada within the past 12 months to be eligible for consideration.

Award Criteria

To qualify, nominees must:

  • demonstrate a firm commitment to medical education through specific actions and initiatives;
  • exemplify creativity and leadership in taking action to improve and promote medical education; and
  • bring about change that has the potential to result in positive, long term improvement to medical education in Canada.

Recipients

Resident Physician Category Staff Physician Category
2021 Doctor Ariel Gershon
University of Toronto
Doctor Ming-Ka Chan
University of Manitoba
2020 Dr Malika Ladha
University of Calgary
Doctor Terri Aldred
University of British Columbia
2019 Doctor Conrad Tsang
University of British Columbia
Doctor Stuart Murdoch
University of Toronto
2018 Doctor Bruce Fage
University of Toronto
Doctor Warren Cheung
University of Ottawa
2017 Doctor Mary Beth Bissell
Memorial University
Doctor Michael Froeschl
University of Ottawa
2016 Doctor Kathryn Darras
University of British Columbia
Doctor Barry Kassen
University of British Columbia
2015 Doctor Nada Gawad
University of Ottawa
Doctor Sharon Peters
Memorial University
2014 Doctor Darren de SA
McMaster University
Doctor George Porfiris
Toronto East General Hospital
2013 Doctor Farhan Asrar
McMaster University
Doctor Marika Hohol
University of Toronto
2012 Doctor Charles Kassardjian
University of Toronto
Doctor Keith Goulden
University of Alberta
2011 Doctor Laura Cooke
University of Calgary
2010 Doctor Rishi Gupta*
University of Ottawa
2009 Doctor George Elleker
University of Alberta
2008 Doctor Colin Chalk
McGill University
2007 Doctor Brian Hodges
University of Toronto
2006 Doctor Alecs Chochinov
The Canadian Medical Association
2005 Doctor Nadia Mikhael
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

*First resident recipient