CAME Awards

Meridith Marks Award

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.

Joan Sargeant PhD

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.


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.

Previous Recipients
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, Universit√© 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


Dr. Meredith Young, McGill University , 2017 recipient, Meridith Marks New Educator Award