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OMA Awards Program
The OMA awards ceremony, held at the Annual General Meeting in spring, recognizes the achievements of physicians.
OMA Awards Program
The OMA awards ceremony, held at the Annual General Meeting in spring, recognizes the achievements of physicians.

The OMA awards ceremony, held at the Annual General Meeting in spring, recognizes the achievements of physicians. If you require further information about the OMA awards program and/or nominating procedures, we’d be happy to hear from you.

The online 2018 OMA Awards Nomination Form can be filled out here.

If you require a paper version of the form, it can be downloaded using the link below.
2018 OMA Awards Nomination Form
Note: The form should be returned to the OMA no later than December 15, 2017.

Call for Nominations 2018 OMA Awards
The OMA is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Awards Program for the categories listed below.

OMA LIFE MEMBERSHIP
Awarded to members who have made an outstanding contribution to the work of the Association in the interest of the
medical profession. In addition to OMA-related involvement, work done to advance medical science and other positive
work done at the provincial level can be considered. OMA Life Membership is awarded to members who have reached
the age of 65 as of December 31st in the year preceding the annual meeting that the awards are to be presented. Under
exceptional circumstances, candidates under 65 years of age may be considered. Nominations may be made by an
OMA member, the Executives of a Branch Society, a District or a Section. A maximum of 25 Life Memberships are
awarded annually.

OMA HONORARY MEMBERSHIP
Ordinarily awarded to a non-physician for having achieved eminence in science and/or humanities, such as outstanding service to the OMA, the medical profession, medical science or common good at the provincial level. Nominations may be made by an OMA member, the Executives of a Branch Society, a District or a Section. There are never more than 25
Honorary Members at one time.

OMA CENTENNIAL AWARD
Awarded to a non-physician in recognition of outstanding achievements through lengthy service and/or distinguished acts in serving the health and welfare of the people of Ontario. Nominations may be made by an OMA member, the Executives of a Branch Society, a District or a Section. One Centennial Award may be presented annually.

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
Awarded to a member of the Association for exceptional long-standing service to the OMA, with the exclusion of Past-Presidents of the Association. This involves membership on major committees, Council, or the Board. Nominations may be made by any member of the Association. One award may be presented annually.

ADVOCATE FOR STUDENTS AND RESIDENTS AWARD
Awarded to a physician or non-physician in recognition of outstanding contributions that have significantly benefited the medical students or residents of the province of Ontario. Nominations may be made by an OMA member, the Executives of a Branch Society, a District or a Section, or by the deans of the six medical schools in the province. One award may be
presented annually.

PRESIDENTIAL AWARD
Awarded to a member of the Association in recognition of exceptional and long-standing humanitarian service to the greater community (in Ontario or elsewhere) that brings honour to the medical profession. The award recipient, by his or her actions, expresses the highest qualities of service by a physician that we all admire. Nominations may be made by any member of the Association. One award may be presented annually.

GLENN SAWYER SERVICE AWARD
Awarded to OMA members in recognition of significant service to the OMA, medical profession or public at the community level. Nominations may be made through a Branch Society by universities, hospitals and community medical leaders in the area. One nomination from each Branch Society will be accepted. The Glenn Sawyer Service Award may be awarded to any OMA member who has not yet received OMA Life Membership or CMA Honorary Membership. A maximum of 15 awards may be presented annually.\

COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
Awarded to non-physician members of a community for significant contribution to the health and welfare of the people of a local community as defined by involvement in community health and public welfare, including length of involvement, roles fulfilled in local organizations, and personal achievements. Nominations may be made by the nominee’s Branch Society or District Executive. One award per Branch Society may be presented annually.

SECTION SERVICE AWARD
Awarded to OMA members in recognition of significant service to the OMA, medical profession, or public within a Section. Nominations may be made through a Section by universities, hospitals and community medical leaders in the area. One nomination from each Section will be accepted. The Section Service Award may be awarded to any OMA
member who has not yet received OMA Life Membership or CMA Honorary Membership. A maximum of 15 awards may be presented annually.

MEDICAL STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Awarded annually to one student from each of the six provincial medical schools based on significant contributions at the political and/or community level that helps advance the life and/or education of all medical students. Nominations will be accepted directly from medical students. Where necessary, applications may be reviewed by a committee of peers who are elected student representatives of the OMA Section of Medical Students.

RESIDENT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Awarded annually to one resident from each of the six provincial medical schools for outstanding contribution to the advancement of postgraduate training. Nominations may be made by university professors, teaching faculties, the OMA Section of Interns and Residents, and PARO.

T.C. ROUTLEY CHALLENGE SHIELD
Awarded to the Branch Society which most adequately fulfils its purpose of service to its members, community and profession through programs and activities defined by:
a. contributions by Branch Societies to the OMA as demonstrated by activity in OMA Committees, Council and/or b. contributions by the Branch Society to science, medical education, culture, hospitals, community service, politics, public welfare and other civic activities. Branch Societies apply through their District Executive with a report outlining their activities. Only one Shield is awarded annually. Ordinarily, this award would not be presented to a Branch Societymore frequently than every 10 years.


Key Contacts

OMA Awards Nominations
email: omaawardnominations@oma.org

Award Recipients