Sandra Banner Student Award for Leadership

CaRMS is now accepting applications for the 2017 Sandra Banner Student Award for Leadership (SBSAL).

Interested students and residents enrolled full-time in a Canadian medical education program and residing in Canada as Canadian citizens or landed immigrants are eligible to apply using the online submission form on their website. Online applications will be accepted until December 15, 2016 at 17:00 ET.

The SBSAL was established in 2013 by the CaRMS Board of Directors in recognition of the the 29 years of leadership Sandra Banner provided to CaRMS. The purpose of the SBSAL is to encourage the development of future leaders in medicine through public recognition and financial support of leadership activities. It is awarded annually to one undergraduate medical student and one postgraduate medical trainee demonstrating an interest in and an aptitude for leadership. Learn more about the award by visiting

This year’s award will be presented at the annual CaRMS Forum during the Canadian Conference on Medical Education in Winnipeg in spring 2017.

Please note that individuals who serve or have served on the CaRMS Board of Directors or any of its Committees are not eligible to apply for this award. In addition, members of the Awards Committee are not eligible to make nominations or provide letters in support of award submissions.