Meridith Marks Award
The deadline for the CAME Meridith Marks New Educator Award has been extended to December 8, 2017!
This award, named in honour of Dr. Meridith Marks, recognizes individuals in the first full time phase of their educational professional career* who have made a significant contribution to medical education.
Nominees must be CAME members. A CAME member must make the initial nomination. Members currently serving on the CAME Executive, CAME Board of Directors or the CAME Awards Committee members are not eligible for nomination. Nominations must be formally resubmitted each year to be considered.
The CAME Awards Committee will evaluate candidates based on:
- Teaching activities (quantity, breadth, quality)
- Development or implementation of educational innovations (degree of innovation,breadth of the innovations, acting as a catalyst, etc)
- Scholarly activities in medical education (e.g., research, scientific presentations in medical education at local, provincial and national meetings)
- Impact of the candidate's activities (e.g. local, provincial or national)
- Research activities in medical education (quantity, funds received, quality)
- Demonstration of leadership in medical education (local, provincial or national)
- Demonstration of administrative abilities and duties at the local, provincial or national or international levels.
- Scientific presentations in medical education (local, national or international meetings)
- Scientific publications in medical education
Submissions must include:
- Maximum of three letters of nomination, two from within the nominee's institution and one external nomination that address the above criteria. (We ask that these letters illustrate as many examples from the above criteria as possible.)
- A letter of support from the person to whom the nominee reports. If this is also the person making the nomination, then an additional letter of support from a senior educational administrator or leader who is aware of the nominee's accomplishments will be accepted.
- The nominee's complete curriculum vitae.
Nominees are encouraged to contact their local CAME representative for support in the application process.
Please note: If your service time has not been continuous please document any leaves to demonstrate that you have been in an academic position less than seven years. Similarly, if you have held academic positions at more than one institution, the total number of years can't exceed 7 years.
In order to confirm eligibility please contact Mary Digout, CAME Association Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please submit one electronic copy of the nominating documents via email to: email@example.com
The award is presented at the CAME Annual Luncheon during the Canadian Conference on Medical Education. The recipient is awarded a commemorative plaque and a prize of $1,000.
CAME Meridith Marks New Educator Award:
The 2017 Meridith Marks New Educator Award, named in honour of Dr. Meridith Marks, recognizes individuals in the first phase of their professional career who have made a significant contribution to medical education. CAME is delighted to present the 2017 Meridith Marks New Educator Award to Dr. Meredith Young.
Dr. Meredith Young, PhD
Meredith Young is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine and a Research Scientist at the Centre for Medical Education at McGill University. She obtained her PhD from McMaster University in Psychology in 2009. Her research program tackles two main themes: 1) the cognitive mechanisms and understandings of clinical reasoning and 2) issues of validity in assessment in health professions education. More specifically, she studies how learners select relevant information, how they formulate hypotheses, develop treatment plans, and is interested in the development of expertise and markers for expert performance. She also investigates various conceptions of validity and validation, and how these understandings can influence assessment practices.
Meridith Marks New Educator Award (formerly the New Educator/Junior Award)
2017 Dr. Meredith Young, McGill University Photo 2016 Dr. Tina Martimianakis, University of Toronto Photo 2015 Pre Christina St-Onge, Ph. D., Université de Sherbrooke Photo 2014 Ayelet Kuper, MD DPhil, University of Toronto Photo 2013 Dr Rodrigo Cavalcanti, University of Toronto Photo 2012 Dre Miriam Lacasse, Université Laval Photo 2011 Dr. Jonathan Sherbino, McMaster University Photo 2010 Dr. Tyrone Donnon, University of Calgary Photo 2009 Dr. Farhan Bhanji, McGill University and
Dr. Mark Goldszmidt, University of Western Ontario
Photo 1 - Dr. Farhan Bhanji
Photo 2 - Dr. Mark Goldzsmidt
2008 Dr. Liane Feldman, McGill University Photo 2007 Dr. Jason Frank, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
2006 Dr. Kevin Eva, McMaster University Photo (ppt) 2005 Dr. Pippa Hall, University of Ottawa 2004 Dr. Marcel D'Eon, University of Saskatchewan 2003 Dr. Vernon Curran, Memorial University 2002 Dr. Marianne Xhignesse, Université de Sherbrooke 2001 Dr Kim Blake, Dalhousie University 2000 Ms. Joan Sargeant, Dalhousie University 1999 Dr. Graham Bullock, Dalhousie University 1998 Dr. John MacFadyen, University of Ottawa 1997 Dr. Brian Hodges, University of Toronto