PA PROGRAM

Faculty Awards

Excellence in Teaching Award

Description

To recognize outstanding teaching in the BScPA Program

Eligibility

  • A teacher in the BScPA Program; may be a course director, TA, guest facilitator, guest speaker or preceptor
  • Individuals who won this award in the previous 3 years are ineligible
  • Nominees are not required to have DFCM faculty appointment
  • Nominees may be from any clinical discipline or have an equivalent designation of expertise

Nomination

  • Nominated by students
  • Nomination is to include:
    • Full name, title, and professional designation of the nominee
    • Name of the nominator
    • Up to 1000 character statement describing:
      • A summary of the known contributions supporting the nomination
      • The impact of these contributions on students

Selection Criteria

  • Judged by the Awards committee
  • Criteria to include any of:
    • Contributes to student learning as a role model for others
    • Commitment to quality teaching:
      • accessibility to supporting student achievement
      • innovative teaching methods
      • excellent organizational skills
      • stimulates critical thinking in students
      • demonstrates enthusiasm for subject matter

Award Logistics

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

 

PA Role Model Award

Description

To recognize an outstanding Physician Assistant involved in the BScPA Program

Eligibility

  • A Physician Assistant involved in the BScPA Program; may be related to teaching, mentoring, collaborating, or supporting (includes course directors, TAs, guest facilitators, guest speakers, and preceptors)
  • Individuals who won this award in the previous 3 years are ineligible
  • Nominees are not required to have DFCM faculty appointment
  • Nominees must be a Canadian Certified Physician Assistant (CCPA)

Nomination

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

Selection Criteria

  • Judged by the Awards committee
  • Criteria to include any of:
    • Demonstrates the key roles that define a Physician Assistant, as a:
      • Medical Expert
      • Communicator
      • Collaborator
      • Leader
      • Health Advocate
      • Scholar
      • Professional

 

Faculty Scholar Award

Description

To recognize a BScPA Faculty member, teacher/facilitator or teaching assistant who has demonstrated excellent scholarly work

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
  • Nomination is to include
    • Full name, title, and professional designation 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 scholarly work
      • Why this is a demonstration of excellent scholarly work
      • Link to the work (if available)

Selection criteria

  • Judged by the Awards committee
  • Criteria to include:
    • impact on PA education or the health care system

Award Logistics

  • Winner is notified by email. Official letter and award provided at Fall Convocation events